Angela - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 19 moms have responded )
My son finally became potty trained right before he started kindergarten in fall of 2009. He's in first grade, 6 1/2. No diagnosis, just labeled MR.
The kid will not (unless you're practially standing on top of him) pee and aim at the toilet. He just pees and moves as he sees something, which delivers the horrid stuff on the back of the toilet, the wall, down the side of the toilet and all over the floor. Luckily, the wallpaper border is high enough to be missed (although he IS getting taller. . .)
We remind him to "aim for the water", to "hold his penis" to "pay attention" any number of things. We tried in the past to put the cheerios in the water - he just decided to dump the whole bowl of cheerios in and flushed. Looked pretty cool going down like that (roll eyes).
Seriously, though, I can't get this smell out of my bathroom. My freshman daughter is mortified by any bodily fluids from her brother (ewwww, why can't you teach him to pee in the toilet?) and will not allow him to use the bathroom that she calls her own. I need help, ideas, anything you can think of. I've thought of getting a urinal for the house, but it wouldn't make a difference if he saw a bug on the wall over there. . . thus more pee on the wall. :(
Thanks in advance!