Ever disagreeable about even making an attempt to use the potty, I sat with Miles joking and playing as he did his business. As he stood afterwards, I was honestly shocked at what this child -- who had INSISTED that he hadn't even needed to use the potty -- had left sitting in the basin. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 22
Miles was not happy on the way to daycare this morning, wailing and screaming about every misgiving he had encountered in the 20 minutes since he had woken up (there were many). In my last-ditch effort to calm him, I turned to humor and the two things he loves talking about the most right now: … Continue reading Year 4, Day 21
Miles has once again produced a turd worthy of bestowing a name upon. As he sat there on the potty, he said, "The Giant's comin'." 19) The Giant Imagine a half-pound, all-beef patty, simmering in its own juices for hours before plopping down in a perfectly round, flattened mass before you. Now imagine the beef … Continue reading Year 3, Day 318: Poop Update 14!
Maybe it was something we both ate, but Miles and I both had some bathroom-related challenges this evening. What made Miles's particularly challenging is that, five minutes after being asked if he needed to use the potty, Miles had an accident in his britches. Once I had liberated him from the soiled clothes and plopped … Continue reading Year 3, Day 248
Pictured: the smirk of a child who just successfully forced his mother to chase him all over the place as she tried to clean his poopy butt. He's a stinker in more ways than one.
As Miles has gotten older (and as evidenced in the previous installment of this ongoing catalogue), he's getting pretty good at naming the various styles of poop he's contending with. This one showed up last night.18) Monkey Poop I'm not sure why we're going with "monkey," but Miles seems pretty confident about it. Brought on … Continue reading Year 3, Day 167: Poop Update 13!
17) The CarrotOnce mentioned as a passing observation, this term for a long, slender, slowly emerging poo has since been adopted as a common part of Miles's poop lexicon. In Miles's words, "The Carrot" is "a big one," the completion of which must be accompanied by majestic fanfare to the tune of "doot duh-duh DOO!" … Continue reading Year 3, Day 142: Poop Update 12!
I received the following text from Jaclyn this evening: And to address your inevitable question, yes, he did make a "nomnomnom" sound as he did this.
Since he started potty training, the mantra we've tried to ingrain in Miles's head is "Mommy! Daddy! Pee-pee! Poo-poo!" We've instructed Miles to utter this rallying cry any time he "feels the pee/poop coming." The length of turnaround time varies wildly from one incident to the next. Sometimes he'll say the words and manage to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 347
Playing guitar on the toilet. So punk.