Sunday, June 04, 2006

Potty Adventures!!!

While shopping today I happened upon some Bob the Builder "big boy underwear" in Matthew's size and I picked it up.
I was pretty excited about it so I woke him up from his nap when I got home and tried to convicne him to put them on. That was a dumb idea because he was still pretty groggy. But after dinner he finally came around to the idea.
So, my little monkey decided to run around in bob undies. (wisely we put them on right after he had a wet diaper!)
This went really well. He didn't have an accident or anything.
So, before his bath I asked him if he wanted to sit on the big potty. Surprise surprise he said yes. And he sat and he peed.
I'm not sure who is more excited about this. Me or him. Mike is rather non-plussed about the whole thing.
I don't think we're going to push it till later in the summer. In the beginning of July we are going away to Vermont for a week (anyone want to cat-sit??? Our condo is air conditioned) and I can't imagine the 9 hour car ride with a child potty training, nor can I imagine wandering around the mountainous wilderness wondering where the next bathroom is. At the end of July his daycare is closed for 2 weeks and I don't think my babysitters are volunteering to help with the toilet training.
So, for now we will have fun with the potty and with the Bob underpants.
Though, I do find it a little creepy that Bob stands directly on the crotch of the underwear. It's funny and weird.
And ...
In other news of Matty.
We bought a Science Centre pass today and went for a visit. Matt loves it, so I think we have fun days ahead.


Anonymous said...

Potty training while on the road sucks - let me tell you! When we were on our last vacation, at least Kyla was a good year into routine with using the potty, but that doesn't mean she can figure out her schedule well. We asked her as we passed the last rest stop for awhile if she needed to use the bathroom. She said no, we didn't push it. Litterally 5 minutes later, she REALLY needed to go. Steve was going to keep driving, I told him he better get off at the closest interstate turn off. We made it in time to pull over to the side of the road where she could safely pee. But, she didnt' pee. Nope, she pooped. So, what would you do? Pick it up, maybe kick some dirt over it - it is just off the highway with no vegetation around to hide it. Being the fantastic mom that I am, I yanked her pants up, threw her quickly in the car, and told Steve to drive away quickly! I'm really looking forward to your Vermont vacation to see how this 8 hour trip goes.

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