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Friday, October 21, 2005

Easy Pee-sy

The van’s been acting a little odd, so we decided to stay close to home today. Since we didn’t have to be anywhere in particular, it was just as easy to stay home than to tempt fate with a trip out.

With the whole day stretching out before us, I thought, “Hey, why not work on potty-training Colson?”

Yes, this is a potty-training blog entry. Feel free to leave now if this is not a topic you relish reading about.

I figured we’d spend the morning getting the whole idea of using the potty down, break for nap, and then spend the afternoon practicing. So this morning, we got out the training pants, the mini-potty, the special juice, and the reward candy. After a big building-up of what we were about to learn, and with his big brothers cheering him on (they get a piece of candy as incentive every time Colson uses the potty), Colson sat on the potty.

Nothing happened.

Oh well, that’s okay. He drank some more juice, and then I had him sit down again 15 minutes later. When the other boys were little, it had worked best to ask them to try to use the potty every 15 minutes, so that’s what I started out with today.

Nothing happened.

Colson drank some more juice and ran off to play. After about 10 minutes, Colson ran into the room, sat down on the potty, peed, and then put his pants back on, and ran off to play.

That was that. We had a couple of minor dribbles, but all morning long he used the potty like he was a pro. No warnings, no reminders, no fear of this kid soiling our carpet. Other than the time he flashed the salesman at the front door, the day was remarkably without incident.

Colson has by far been the easiest child. He slept through the night at 5 weeks. He has always been a baby that I could just lay in his crib awake and he’d drift off to sleep. He weaned himself off the pacifier painlessly. Now this. I am impressed. We can hardly wait to see what he’ll surprise us with next!


At 10:06 PM , Blogger Lori said...

haha... that was an amusing post.

I'm going to get it cut tomorrow (Saturday), so you'll see it on Sunday. I think I'm going to go for layers all the way around, and shoulder length.

There's a girl that works at Mastercuts, who evidently knows me. At least that's what she told Nicky, so I think I'll go in and have her cut my hair. If she's working. I haven't been to the mall in a really long time.


ps. Nicky was the one vote for the perm. ;-)

At 10:21 PM , Blogger Lori said...

oh... and I have straight hair.

At 9:48 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

Woo Hoo! Cheering for Colson's potty-training success!!!


At 10:41 PM , Blogger Dy said...

Wow. And here I live in fear (abject terror, actually) that Smidge is going to want to potty train right now.

GO COLSON!!!!! WOOHOO!! I'm glad it went so well.



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