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.
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
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
The winds and rain of a mighty storm rattled and shook the house this evening, guaranteeing that Halloween would not go according to plan. Little did I realize, however, just how little regard fate had for our holiday aspirations. Follow me, dear reader, if you dare, into the grim darkness of Halloween 2019. After arriving … Continue reading Year 2, Day 248: Miles Martin’s TRUE Tales of Halloween Horror!
We tried to make a brief family trip to Walmart tonight in order to obtain some Halloween supplies, so of course Miles decided the drive there would be an ideal time to unleash a massive, stinky poop. And, of course, this was the one time we had failed to bring his diaper bag. We had … Continue reading Year 2, Day 242
16) The Corn Dodger We all know what happens to corn in the digestive system. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. This poo is here to remind you of this. An otherwise unremarkable misshapen, half-dollar-sized ball of waste, the Corn Dodger still manages to be slightly nauseating due to the pronounced flecks of yellow housed within its brown depths, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 186: Poop Update 11!
15) The Train You're at a crossroads. Your destination lies beyond, but your path is blocked. Before you, an unrelenting series of obstacles passes, one after the next after the next. All the plans you've made, the promises you swore to yourself you'd keep...all lost. You peer from side to side, looking for the moment … Continue reading Day 350: Poop Update 10!