Finally able to get outside a little bit this morning, Miles was in better spirits today. With a happy, more agreeable child on our hands, we got back to potty training. But today we also enlisted the help of one of Miles's role models. I'm not sure why there aren't more episodes of adult television … Continue reading Year 2, Day 314
I don't think it's a stretch to call this the hardest day of parenting either of us has experienced so far. With Miles growing increasingly comfortable with sitting on the potty, we moved to phase two today -- putting him back in pants. Not only did we start today off like this, but Jaclyn informed … Continue reading Year 2, Day 313
Two days in, and I think we're ready to maybe hold off on the night-time potty training for now. We've been diligent (me in the early hours and Jaclyn in the middle of the night) about checking in on Miles periodically, entering his room, lifting him out of bed and setting him, under the groggiest … Continue reading Year 2, Day 312
Miles's trial-by-potty continued today, and while the triumphs of Day 1 were not diminished, he did appear to be much less willing to go to pee or poop at all. That isn't to say that Miles wasn't trying. He sat on the potty virtually every time he was prompted, merrily collecting a sticker after each … Continue reading Year 2, Day 311
New Year's Day is famously a holiday centered on bold (possibly unrealistic) promises and embarrassing bathroom situations (well, New Year's Eve is, at least). We're taking care of making Miles's resolution for him this year, and as it happens, it will likely also lead to some toilet-related mishaps. Yes, with the holiday season behind us … Continue reading Year 2, Day 310: New Year, New Pee
Miles has no idea what's ahead for him. Tomorrow...his training begins.
There are four words that have become Miles's most frequent utterances. In fact, almost every interaction we have with him now is accompanied by one of these words...the cursed words that signal the coming storm of the "Terrible Twos"... "No." "Stop." "Move." "Mine." "No" is now Miles's initial reply to any question. We even turned … Continue reading Year 2, Day 308