Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Counting my chickens...

So, I tried to avoid making this a blog topic, but it's big. It's really big.

[NO, I'M NOT PREGNANT.]

Friends, with this post, I join the host of other mama-bloggers who have made reference to their children's potty training enterprises. Enjoy.

Okay. Last night, we discovered as we were putting the boys to bed that we were out of pull-ups for Cooper (always a sign that the house is running smoothly, no?). So, I plopped him into an cloth diaper from days gone by. He's been out of diapers for at least a year. He hated it. He looked insulted. "I NO NEED DIAPERS!" He insisted.

Well, he showed us. When he woke up this morning, he marched into the kitchen, unsnapped it, and dumped it into the washing machine. I went to put something else in a few minutes later and discovered a (wait for it!)...

TOTALLY DRY DIAPER!

I'm assuming he must be totally, completely potty-trained! Sure, I know that I laid on the smugness about this topic months ago, but he's clearly a potty prodigy. He's been completely dry at home and school for the last 8 days, so that's definite progress.

I think I'm done with pull-ups forever.

...One little chickie still in an egg... two little chickies still in an egg... three little chickies still in an egg! Oh! These chickens will be so numerous once they all hatch successfully!

5 comments:

Betty said...

Whew! An answer to a question I was afraid to ask!!!

Mom

Katie said...

I'm not an expert on the bodily functions aspect to parenting (and I'm not sure there are other aspects to parenting), but the fact that he took off his own diaper and put it in the washer seems like a sign that he's over it.

Laura said...

YAY!

Beth Fucile said...

Oh yeah, Rev Mama! Another potty prodigy in the house!! And by the way, CJ once again decided that underwear is for him and today is day two. Fingers crossed and spare clothes at the ready!!

Mandy said...

POTTY TIME UPDATE! Turns out that this was a one-time phenomenon. He went right back to soaking through all underpants, sheets, and blankets the very next night.

Maybe if we just keep him in a cloth diaper...