We give up. I’m just too tired to deal with it anymore. I was lying on my bed, sobbing the other night because I can’t handle this. Ches is frustrated beyond belief and is sick of this process, too. So we made a decision.
We are no longer potty-training Aiden.
It has been a year — a year!!! — and there has been no success. I have read every book and followed the instructions to the letter. I have followed every single piece of advice given to me (asked for or not), and it all has the same results. It works for a few days, maybe even a couple of weeks, and then we’re back to square one. My house smells like pee and poop and I’m sick of doing 500 loads of laundry every week just too keep up with clean underwear and jeans for Aiden!
Aiden apparantly doesn’t want to be potty trained, so we’re done. We are back to him wearing Pull-Ups (known in our household as “diaper underwear”), and he will get diaper changes just like Dallin does. He will be treated like a baby when it comes to all potty-realted issues.
When he is ready to try again, he will tell us and we will do it. Until then… I’m not going to keep putting myself through this hell. I have other things to deal with.