Seriously, Ryan's been potty trained during the day for almost TWO YEARS. Half of his life, people! Yet he still completely soaks his Pull Up at night, sometimes even requiring me to change his sheets. People ask if we cut off his liquids after __:00...and no, I'm bad about that. But how big is this kid's blatter? I've even gone through phases of waking him up before we go to bed, but at that time, he's still dry. So for the last several months, I've ignored the issue completely.
Then tonight during dinner, as Ryan emptied one cup of milk and asked for another, it came to me. I had fun playing Skee-ball and Ms. Pac Man last night, Ryan would, too! So I bribed him with Chuck E Cheese. We never go there. In fact, I think the last time we were there, I was pregnant with Kaylin. Somehow, he still remembers it. (Maybe because we have random tokens floating around the house?)
This has been the hot topic all night. He's giddy with excitement. Then as he was getting into bed, I reminded him of the reward if he wakes up with a dry Pull Up. He announced, "But Mommy, I already peed in my Pull Up." WHAT?!?!?! Seriously, this is what I'm working with! I calmly (as calm as I could be, considering my brain was in awe of what he just said) let him know that the Pull Up is to help him with accidents while he's sleeping, not laziness for not wanting to walk over to the bathroom. I hadn't planned to change him, but when he looked at me eye-to-eye and sincerely said that he was going to try really hard not to pee in his Pull Up tonight, I gave him a dry one for a clean start.
Thoughts? Suggestions? HELP? I know I'm not the only one out there who's struggled with this. I also know my child won't go to high school wearing Pull Ups at night. But I'm very open to ideas.