Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Three cheers for Thomas!
He went potty today!
Of course I am not sure he even knows he did it, nor am I sure he had any idea why I was making such a HUGE fuss.
But, that's the life and mind of a toddler I guess.
We had bought him a potty last week thinking that we might start to introduce him to the concept.
I was a little leary, but Garren was so sure he was ready. But, you can't blame me for being gun-shy (no pun intended), Gracie was THREE before she finally decided to use the potty. And we started her out at a year and a half!
Well, Thomas LOVED the potty. He would hit on it and scoot it around. And he LOVED even more getting naked. Just like a boy I guess. So, while I would chase Gracie to get her to sit on the potty--I now chase Thomas from running all over the house naked *after* sitting on the potty. He would live his life "free as a bird" if I let him. Of course I would live my life cleaning the carpet from my bird too!
This evening I sat him on it (in front of the TV, that is the only way he will sit on it for more than a minute--he is too busy!) and we sang songs and he watched Sprout.
My oven beeped for dinner, so I told Gracie to read to him while I quickly got dinner out of the oven.
I hear Gracie reading and I thank her. And she says "your welcome, but he isn't sitting on the potty any more."
I run to the living room to find my joyful toddler hopping around the living room naked from the waist down.
I hurry to grab a diaper (which I should have gotten before I started! It has been a long day). I go to move the potty so I can lay him down to put it on him and I see he had gone piddle.
We jumped and cheered and he joined in!
I let him flush the big potty after I dumped his little one (he LOVED that!), I let him put a sticker on the chart I made him (he wanted to put more on), I gave him an M&M (he really loved that, and really wanted more), and I kept praising him over and over.
He loved all the excitement, but I am almost positive he has no clue what it was about. But, he got a sticker, and candy, so he is good.
Now, lets hope for more successes.
Oh, and let's hope that Gracie doesn't demand more M&M's when she goes potty from now on. Seriously--when is the jealousy over!!! (Daddy caved and gave her one and told her what a good girl she was in a baby voice thinking it would deter her. Mommy knew it would only make her beam. I was right. )