Overall, potty training has been going ALARMINGLY well for Miles. He's now at the point that he almost never uses his pull-up during the day and can even typically make it through naptime without any accidents. And then there's today.This evening, I asked Miles if he needed to "go pee-pee." Miles said, "No," and went … Continue reading Year 3, Day 32
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.
Today wasn't the best as far as Miles's potty training has gone. Despite numerous attempts, under extreme protest, to compel Miles to use his potty, he relied on his pull-ups to do the waste receiving most of the day. But just as Jaclyn was about to lose hope and resort to extreme measures (i.e., going … Continue reading Year 2, Day 335
Parenthood takes you to some confusing places. You're frequently confronted with questions you never considered before, like "What's the longest amount of time a human can go without sleeping?" and "What's the easiest way to get poop off the ceiling?" Nothing opens up these floodgates quite like potty training. We've all been doing it so … Continue reading Year 2, Day 323
Over the weekend, amidst the continued stress of potty training and the cleanup of another mess, I asked Jaclyn to consider using pull-ups a little more frequently. She said that she was shying away from them because she didn't want Miles to backslide and rely on diapers again when he had already made so much … Continue reading Year 2, Day 322
In his quest (really OUR quest) to become more comfortable using the potty, Miles certainly faces his greatest challenge at daycare. While we have him on a small training potty at home, his only option at daycare is a gargantuan "big boy" potty. When seated atop this behemoth, Miles understandably began shouting, "Fall! Fall!" Whether … Continue reading Year 2, Day 319