Sunday, July 6, 2008

If you've never had a toddler...

this is probably the exact kind of thing you don't really care to read about on someone's blog. There. That was my disclaimer. Because I almost titled this entry...

J PEE-PEED ON THE POTTY!!

By himself! He was in the tub, and suddenly he was climbing out saying "I pee-pee, I pee-pee," and lo and behold, he got up on the seat, sat down, and went! Like he'd been doing it his whole life. Then he nonchalantly said, "I done," flushed the toilet, and climbed back in the tub. While I maniacally clapped and shouted, "Good job, baby!" and called frantically for TH to come upstairs lest he miss the momentous occasion. Who knows when it'll happen again (tomorrow? In a few months? On his 3rd birthday?) but it was exciting, let me tell you.

Ok. I'm done. I guess I can cross potty-training off the list of Things I'll Never Obsess About and Then Share With Random Strangers. I never understood the fascination parents have with their kids' elimination habits, until now. It's kind of funny when you think about it. How can I be so excited about J using the potty ONE TIME that I wrote a blog entry about it, but I have yet to comment on the very real possibility of us having a black president soon? Do you see what becoming a parent does to you?!

Anyway it was still pretty cool.

4 comments:

LauraC said...

Yay for J! I was also stunned at how proud and excited I would be for pee on the potty.

Big Obama fans here!!

Joanna said...

So great. Our recent potty training went like this. "Do you want to use the potty?" "NO!" He then pushed the potty out of the bathroom, went back into the bathroom, closed the door, and pooped. At least he got the location right.

We have had more luck teaching him who Obama is. Michael can identify him at a glance. Guess who I'm voting for.

-Bridget said...

I'm more excited about the elimination habits of my two year old than the upcoming election too.

Heidi Ongbongan said...

Yeah got to love that first time they make that mind body connection! And yes that is one of those things you think you would not speak or write about when you are childless.