You all are probably so tired of hearing about this particular problem in my household, but the potty issues have reared their ugly head again recently. I’m over being the understanding mother right now, and am just plain frustrated.
He is almost six years old. SIX!!!! In September….we start kindergarten in just over two months. I am absolutely terrified at this point in time to even send him now, even after holding him out for a year. What if this is still happening when he starts school? What if he does this at school? Would he ever live it down? Would the kids laugh? Would he be ostracized? I don’t think I could take that. It would literally break my heart if something like that happened.
Right now, I could just cry….out of fear, pain, and frustration. When we started potty training three years ago, I knew boys were harder to train than girls. I NEVER, in my wildest dreams, imagined that three years later, we would still be having issues. We have talked about this with two of the pediatricians at the group we take the kids to. Because it’s intermittent, they think that it’s a form of attention-getting and/or laziness. I’m not completely convinced. Michael, who normally has way more patience than I do, is even getting to the end of his proverbial rope with this one. Do I call the doctor again? See if there’s something else going on? Wait it out for another month seeing if he finally adjusts to all the changes going on? I don’t even know what to do anymore. I try not to let him see my frustration. I try to take it all in stride. I try asking him WHY this is happening. I try explaining that I don’t want him to get his feelings hurt if the kids laugh at him at school or sports. Nothing seems to affect him. Nothing seems to change it. I realize that with a 26 weeker, we could have so many more problems than this, but this is so making me crazy. Every time it happens, I feel my head start to throb, and the corners of my mouth turn down, and I just want to scream. I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today, alone, he has pooped (yes, pooped! My almost six year old has pooped) his pants TWICE…..TWICE!!! How am I supposed to handle this? Thankfully, this has not happened at school, only at home. I pray with all my heart that if this does indeed continue on into the schoolyear, that he will at least not do it at school. I honestly don’t even know what to say or do anymore.