Truthiness Day 2: Heels Digging In

Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.

I love how stubborn I am.

One time my step-dad tried to make me eat some food that I didn’t want to eat.  I said I’d rather sit there and stare at it all day instead of eat it.  I sat there until it was dark outside, never touching the food, until it was dumped.  My step-dad was a piece of crap and I won that battle.

My stubbornness has served me well.  I resisted peer pressure when offered various amounts of drugs in high school.  It’s gotten me through a pitocin-induced labor without pain meds.  Despite the insane number of issues I had breastfeeding, I succeeded for over two years in nursing Jack because I stubbornly refused to quit.  I’ve resisted many of the unhealthy patterns that have plagued my family and made changes in my life rather than accepting the crap I was taught.

Sure, sometimes my stubbornness seems to lead me astray.  I stayed in a doomed marriage for over 9 years because of my refusal to give up.  With that said, I got Jack out of it and I learned a lot about myself in the process.  I am where I am today because I am stubborn and because no matter how many times something gets in my way, I will persist.

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Jack has suddenly regressed with the potty training.  All of these months he has been consistently peeing in the potty at daycare and nowhere else (okay, a couple times at my house, once at a friend’s, once at his grandmother’s).  As of yesterday, he is not even peeing in the potty at daycare.

I haven’t been pushing potty use at home.  I ask him every few days if he is ready to use the potty and he replies that he doesn’t want to so I drop it.  I know there have been some potty training efforts made at Jack’s dad’s place, with little success.  I’m not sure if something changed over the weekend or if this is just Jack being stubborn.

I’m not sure what to do at this point.  Go the naked kid route or lay off completely?  I’m not worried about it; I know some day he will use the potty and there is no burning need for him to do it now.  It’s just perplexing that he knows what to do and refuses to do it, even when we have been good about keeping the pressure off.

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