Sunday, March 3, 2013
And 5 years ago when Boy Wonder was just two years old we started on the never ending toilet training road. We stumbled. We learned how to clean things. Boy Wonder learned that we knew he could do it so if he messed up, he'd be cleaning it up. Consequences, praise, incentives, positive practice, regression and progress we've been through it all. We decided this would be the one fight we'd never give up on. So much of his independence depends on this one life skill. And just when we were thinking when will this skill be attained, it clicked and Boy Wonder started taking himself without prompting on a consistent and regular basis.
So good things come to those who persevere. The wait and the hard work were worth it. Sometimes the long and meandering road is hard and lonely but in the end if it gets you were you need to be and you know that all your patience, hard work and love has paid off. And knowing that makes you more patient and willing to wait for the good things that come from those you love.