25 August 2007

Owen

Owen has been showing an interest in using the potty since a month or so before we moved from Indiana. We figured it was just the initial spark of interest but were happy to encourage it and still do. During our transition time his interest has ebbed and flowed. He is not at the point where he is taking any initiative on his own unless he has been put to bed. Amazing how quickly they realize that is a way to get up.

Anyway, I have had two situations in the past two days that have made me want one of two things. Either...
1. The potty training fairy waves her wand and Owen is instantly potty trained, OR
2. We forget it altogether and he stays in diapers.

The first was yesterday, I sent Owen to take a potty break and was finishing up something in the kitchen before I headed up to help him. I found him sitting backwards on the potty (This is the easiest way to train boys! It is nearly impossible for them to spray potty all over the place.) raising a cup - the cup we use to drink/rinse our mouths after brushing our teeth - up out of the potty.

Did that sink in...

The cup was dripping - so I knew it had already made it into the potty and the water was a little yellow - so I knew he had been successful in his trip to the potty.

This led me to a few thoughts...
1. Was that his first dip into the potty? Did he take a drink?
2. Has he ever done this before?
I have no way of answering either of these questions.

Then today, similar situation, I ask Owen to come up and use the potty. He began to engage in evasive maneuvers and after a bit of my best mommy tactics he finally made it up to the bathroom. I exited the bathroom to quickly put something in their bedroom and Owen comes out of the bathroom with no diaper on. For reasons I won't go into, this led to a quick swat on the bottom. It was pretty convenient since he was diaper free. My hand felt a little strange when it left his bottom.

Yes, he was covered in poop. And now, so was my hand. No wonder he was so quiet downstairs!

Well, you laugh or scream and I decided to laugh. (Thank you Holy Spirit!)

Is there any better way to play trains than in the buck?

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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August 25, 2007 at 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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August 25, 2007 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hey Lorrie! Love the potty training stories - keep 'em coming. And the picture of Owen playing trains in his birthday suit ... too, too cute!

August 25, 2007 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Uh oh on two counts. Potty training is no fun and it looks like you got spammed! Love the stories about what Owen is learning!

August 25, 2007 at 1:48 PM  

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