Yesterday at school, Roman stayed dry the entire day. One of the para educators (aides) decided to let Roman stand at the toilet. I thought it was probably in vain, and for that time, it was. But today, he was situated in front of the potty again and he actually WENT in it. I wasn’t there, but i was told he was a little surprised, but then, when his aide went to lay him on the changing table later, he fussed and she stood him in front of the toilet again. Nothing came out, but still he wanted to do it.
I’m all about potty training now. I went ahead and ordered the “Once Upon a Potty” movie that Tycen loved when he was potty training. I set out the potty that Roman’s grandma bought him awhile ago and set the stool in front of the big toilet. I attached a PECS icon to the bathroom door. We’re all set for some real potty training now!
Of course I had to call just about everyone in my phone directory. I even called Roman’s Grandma Frohriep who is on vacation in Arizona. She was talking to me about pee in the potty while sitting at White Sox training camp, watching batting practice. I can just imagine the looks she got.
Then, I tweeted. I kept going on and on. My followers must have thought I was just a *tad* overzealous. I posted on Facebook. I posted on the Mom Squad, a forum I use throughout the day to keep in touch with my local mommy friends. It may have been a bit much to announce a single successful urination with my entire social network, but I don’t care. I’m such a proud mom.
I’ve been hearing that I shouldn’t expect miracles when it comes to potty training an autistic child. To be fair, I don’t expect him to be dry starting tomorrow, but it’s a start, right?