Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pee Pee on the Potty

We recently decided that we were going to start the process of potty training Garrett. I have read up on what to expect, how to and so on. We decided that we were going to try the three day method, however we were going to wait until we moved into the new house to start. With all the transition we thought this would be better. However, Garrett has taken a great interest in potty time with Mommy and Daddy (and for those of who have never potty trained, this is normal, I am not a gross parent!) Garrett surprised me one day when I asked him if he wanted to go potty. He sat on the potty (clothes on) took off some toilet paper and wiped himself, put the toilet paper in the toilet, flushed the toilet and then we washed our hands. He has done this a couple of times now. Cute, right! Bill criticized me later, that boys don't sit or wipe (their fronts anyways). That is what happens when you hang out with Mom all day, he can watch Daddy on how to stand. Anyways, I thought to myself now would be a good time to buy a kids potty, so I did. Now we have been putty him on the potty each chance that we get just to get him used to the idea. We'll today we had a great day. I was getting him ready to get to the shower when I asked him to sit on the potty. HE DID IT!!! One of the things that I read is to make up a song to celebrate, so we did, it sounds kind of like a conga line song. So we did the conga around the house to celebrate!!! He was so excited! I know that this does not mean he is potty trained, but it is definitely a small step in this process.

As, I am writing this post, I feel like I am having a Jon & Kate plus 8 moment, where she took a picture of her kids poop and put it on the refrigerator. Don't worry, I will not be posting when that happens! And no pictures will be added or taken for that matter. No worries later Garrett's girlfriend will hear about the fact that his Mom blogged about his first pee pee on the potty!


Jonathan and Lyndsy Manz said...

As one who has never potty trained others, you are cracking me up!

cking said...

I'm impressed...not so much as an interest here