Thursday, October 8, 2009

Growin' on up


The best thing about kids is that you don't have to figure out when they're ready to do something new...they just tell you (in their own way of course). This was something that Ben's private PT told me ages ago. Think of it this way...you don't one day decide that it's time to teach your kid how to dress himself...over the months and years, he just starts to do little bits at a time...like pushing his arms through the sleeves or pulling the shirt over his head...or taking his own socks off. And then eventually he figures out how to pull his pants up or do up a button. Of course this doesn't always hold true for kids like Ben, but it still does most of the time.
Well...my boys are super-interested in all things "potty" at the moment. They've always been super interested in anything that goes on in the bathroom and had figured out what their potty was for. They would often put their stuffed animals on the potty and say "pee" or "poop". Or maybe just "stink".
Well, one day last week, my nanny decided to put Ben on the potty without a diaper...and guess what!?! He actually peed. He was so proud of himself. It was adorable. Since then, Ben has peed on the potty once and Daniel twice. Now I realize that they are nowhere near ready to be fully potty-trained and yes, this obsession may disappear at any time, but it's cool to see them growing up.

5 comments:

  1. I made Charlie scared of the potty I think. We put him on it and he won't do a thing--even if he has to go. I think I'm going to have to buy one of those little potties to try again.

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  2. cute! we are a million miles away from potty training. i am not even going to attempt until spring when they can run around outside with their pants off for a few days. :) what i'd really like is their preschool to potty train them. i am such a lazy mommy. :)

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  3. I'm with Kelly, we are no where CLOSE to potty training. Car.sten is showing some awareness of a dirty diaper, but that's about it.

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  4. IT is so fun to see them get interested in peeing on the potty! I remember when my daughter did it too. :) Proud parents we were!

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