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Friday, January 11, 2008

Quality Friday: Flushed Away.

I just spent over an hour, going between the toilet and the potty chair with H. He sits on the toilet and a few minutes later needs to flush. He sits again and then decides that the potty chair would be a better place to be. He started out fully clothed, minus the diaper and now, as I type this he is officially naked with socks running amok.

I guess, if it wasn't official before, it is now. We're beginning to potty train.*

For the last two months, he has hidden whenever he's gone the infamous number 2. Between hiding in his room, or under his crib, behind furniture. He comes out with an unpleasant stench and has even begun to tell us he needs to be changed.

We knew he was getting close which is why he got a potty chair and big boy underwear for Christmas. I just wasn't sure what this whole little process was going to look like.

Wednesday during a coffee/play date with friends, he pulled out the Diaper Clutch. Removed one diaper and the wipes and handed them to me.

"Do you need a new diaper?" I asked.

"No." He answered. As he grunted, turned red and then reached for me to pick him up.

"Do you need a new diaper now?" I asked again.


Yesterday we had a close call at my dad's, with his last diaper already on him, he got the look. To the bathroom we went and made it just in time.

This morning again he started ripping his clothes off rapidly, I got the potty chair and him seated on it just in time.

I know this is just the start of what could be a long process, but I can't help but feel a touch of pride. He's changing and growing and becoming more and more of a little man everyday.

So, amidst all of the busyness and fun parts of our week, my quality Friday moment is this. Learning right alongside him what this whole potty thing is all about. Even if it means I must go now and clean up some pee off the floor. Oops.

Happy Quality Friday!

*I wish I could share more pictures, but most of them wouldn't be decent. And yes, I am fully aware that his potty chair was in the living room for the picture . For whatever reason he likes it to be out of the bathroom. Figure that one out.


Blogger Kim said...

Are you stealing my blogs now? Way to go with the success so early!

January 11, 2008 at 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Dadio's said...

Congrat's to all the family. I know you will all participate in this success. PTL

Love ya's

January 11, 2008 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger simplicity said...

Kim, I just saw your post this afternoon. Kind of ironic we both wrote on potty training huh?

Our process is just beginning while yours is just about ending.

January 11, 2008 at 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorate part of raising children...Not! I will see at home once he is done potty training :) J

January 11, 2008 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Who's surprised that H is an achiever just like his momma? Not I! :) Congratulations on this big step, and go H for taking such intiative! Samara, your last sentence ('even when I have to wipe pee off the floor') had me rolling. Keep us posted on H's progress!

January 11, 2008 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

PS: Love that photo. He looks so grown up!

January 11, 2008 at 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Laundry & Children said...

Good Job!!!! We are starting the potty process with our two year old. Nothing will get a mom a-runnin' like "the look."

January 12, 2008 at 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

way to go H get ready S the next few months will be a challenge. love the pictures keep them coming I love you all Janet

January 12, 2008 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Thanks for the very kind words on my blog. They were affirming in ways you will never know. Your blog rocks! Way to go on the potty success.

January 12, 2008 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

Though it has been a loooong time since we've had this issue in our house, it brought back a lot of funky, funny memories! Good luck!!!!!

January 12, 2008 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Lunasea said...

Ooh, good luck. And our potty chair is in the family room, so I totally understand. Thanks for the comment, too. You're absolutely right.

January 12, 2008 at 10:20 PM  
Anonymous mom of three said...

We had potty chairs in the living room with all three kids! It's the only way to go. And completely naked works great too!

January 13, 2008 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger audrey said...

Congrats on the beginning of this fun adventure. GO H!

He's adorable in the photo you published:)

January 13, 2008 at 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go H.. You are becoming a big boy. I just love the picture.

Love to you all
Auntie Laurie

January 14, 2008 at 8:57 AM  

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