He's been 85% potty trained since he turned 3, but we've majorly digressed in the last 2 weeks. (The only major life change is that his big brother (age 6) is home for the summer - perhaps my 3.5 yr old just wants more attention.) So we've gone from his beloved "big boy pants" in Lightning McQueen print to pull-ups. But he doesn't care. He doesn't care whether he's doing 'baby' things or big boy independent things. He doesn't care about getting incentives for pooping in the potty. I'm at a total loss.
Perhaps I need to re-evaluate. Am I angry because it's an inconvience to change his poopy pants, or am I concerned for his overall development? Am I giving him enough time, attention and love? Am I encouraging him to be independent in age-appropriate ways? Am I being grateful that at least he chooses to pee in the potty, instead of his pants?
So I fall on my knees, again, admitting that I can't do this mommy-thing by myself. I need sovereign help. I need God's patience, God's wisdom, and God's endurance to be a good mommy. So perhaps this is the perspective change I need - a reminder that I'm not supposed to be a mommy in my own strength. I'm supposed to be a mommy depending on the Lord's indwelling strength minute-by-minute. Oh, that's opposite of my independent nature!!
I'd appreciate your prayers and ideas!