Miles has come to accept that the first order of business every morning after getting out of bed is to hit the potty. What we've had to learn to accept, meanwhile, is that it's less like a bathroom trip and more like an early morning board meeting. One-by-one, Miles will insist on bringing along all … Continue reading Year 3, Day 232
In which Miles trolls me while sitting on the potty. https://videopress.com/v/00d2a6GL?preloadContent=metadata
During dinner, Jaclyn asked Miles if he needed to go potty."No!" he exclaimed reflexively. Then, in an apparent moment of enlightenment, "...I need to go potty."Jaclyn rushed him to the potty and he sat down, bits of food still on his fingers. Jaclyn grabbed a napkin and started wiping him off. "I got food on … Continue reading Year 3, Day 168
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!
Miles tries to "make good use" of all the toilet paper he pulled off the roll.
We received a shipment in a long, narrow box a couple days ago, and Miles has been extremely eager to open the package. I thought he just wanted to see what was inside, but I was a fool. Yes, what he really wanted to do was build his own porta-john. The box has taken several … Continue reading Year 3, Day 145
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!
Miles has started declaring, "Miles funny!" pretty regularly, and while I caution him against being too prideful regarding his comedic gifts, who can argue with this?
In his journey to potty autonomy, Miles has reached a phase, however unwarranted, of prideful obstinance. He's good about letting us know when he has to go to the bathroom, and his propensity for accidents is reducing day by day. It's unsurprising then that he's started insisting on pulling his pants down himself.As I went … Continue reading Year 3, Day 45
Clearly, Miles has his own ideas about the appropriate location for his potty.