Luke received some truck theme underpants for his birthday in August from Jay's mom. She thought Luke's love for trucks might encourage using the potty.
Last night Jay and I spent time talking to Luke about being a good boy and using the potty. We told him he couldn't go to school next year if he didn't use the potty. I even showed him the big boy underpants again, hoping to renew interest.
It seemed to work. He was talking about the underpants this morning. I told him that if he wore underpants, he needed to poop and pee in the potty to keep the trucks dry and clean. Luke said, "ok!"
So, I helped him take off his jammies and night time diaper. We went into the bathroom and he did go a little. Then I put on the underpants. Luke spent a few minutes looking at the trucks on them...especially the excavators.
After those first few minutes, Luke looked up at me with his big brown eyes. In his matter-of-fact voice he said, "Mommy, I can't do this. I need my diaper." And he took off his underpants and waited for me to put a diaper on.
Oh, well. At least he didn't pee on the furniture. One of these days it will click! Hopefully it happens pretty soon, though. Luke is a solid little boy and even the largest size diapers are starting to look like a Sumo wrestler's loincloth on him!