OK, we have been trying to potty train the kids for the last week or so(for the second or third time)and we are SO frustrated! Katelynn has taken to it pretty well. Emma is about half and half, but Michael is hardly interested at all. Once in a while things seem to be flowing (no pun intended), but then other times I feel like all I do is clean up wet & poopy underwear and wash clothes. I have never felt more incompetent than I do with this whole potty training thing.
We've done the 'candy when you go' thing, the 'diapers are only for bedtime' thing, and now we are trying the 'go swimming at the park if you go' thing. I don't want it to just turn into a game of bigger and bigger bribes as they get uninterested in the last one, but I'm getting to the end of my rope here. I've read a couple of books about it, but they both suggested doing a party sort of thing, and you spend all day just checking them over and over for dryness.
A) I don't have time for that. We are moving in a month or less.
B) I don't have the money to buy all these stupid toys and decorations and dolls
C) They suggest having the other siblings gone all day you are training. I don't want to make my sisters watch the kids all time time now that we are home from the hospital. Plus, we are going to Arizona for a week during which they will have to be watching the kids as well. And they have things they need to be doing, rather than just watch my kids everyday the whole summer.
D) I don't have the patience for all-day marathon sitting next to the toilet. Come on!
SO, those of you who have gone through this, or are going through it...HELP!! What worked for your kids, what didn't work, tips, etc. Please! I am desperate here!