We've been working on the last one with T for the past
Potty training boys is harder (in most cases) because:
1) Boys LIKE peeing. It involves their favorite body part.
2) Boys think pee is cool. When I don't catch an accident in 0.2 seconds, T starts running toy cars through it. I'm pretty sure his thought process is, "OH BOY! A PUDDLE MAKING MACHINE!" -_-
3) Boys have a one track mind. Sexist? Probably. True? Absofreakinglutely. If T is watching TV, he is WATCHING TV. If having to go interrupts Elmo, well that's just too bad for the carpet. If, however, I put him on the potty chair in front of the TV, he usually ends up going. Eventually.
I count this a success.
4) The bathroom is boring. Even grown-ups think so. I'm think this is part of the reason we've experienced some success with the sit-on-the-potty-in-front-of-the-TV-for-hours method.
That's a method ... right?
5) Boys don't mind being dirty. They don't care if pee is pooling in their shoes/on the couch cushions/anywhere they may be standing (LIKE THE PILE OF CLEAN SOCKS I'M SORTING. Thanks, dude.) As T would say, "It's not a big deal, Mom."
Yes, he really says that. With a bonafide eye roll and everything.