a very good day

The headline of the Oregonian is not going to read this tomorrow morning, but my blog will:


This is what I get excited about now as a mom to an almost 2-year old!

I didn’t even ask him if he wanted to sit on the potty. I got him undressed for his bath and he pointed at the potty. So, I asked him, “Do you want to sit in your potty?”
He said, “Uh-huh.”
I sat him on his potty, and I sat on the big toilet (lid down) across from him and sang, “We’re going pee! We’re going pee!”
And, HE WAS!
He got off the potty, we flushed the pee in the big toilet, he ran into the hall, into his room, and jumped on his bed.  He was so proud of himself!
I reminded him that it was bathtime and we proceeded with our evening routine.
We had a VERY good day today and Ryan is coming home tonight!

2 thoughts on “a very good day

  1. Topher says:

    Now the decision will be is he a “Pointer” or a “Setter”? Men in female dominated households have a tough decision … do you stand to pee and risk the errant splash factor, or do you sit to pee (yes, like a girl) and eliminate the possibility of splash scorn, or worse, have to clean up up yourself? My solution became very easy when you and Bets started using the big toilet … I became a “Setter”! Here is the good part (maybe for Julie) … I still am. Cleaner, quieter, and just like anything els in life, a chosen habit. I can still stand and pee on camping or hunting trips … what freedom! Anyway I could not stand the scorn from my fellow campers and huntsmen. I will be curious how much Ryan & Reece will “adjust” to the new girl?

    • Stephany Taddeo says:

      Well, we’ll be evenly matched in this house (although, counting the pets the boys will outnumber the girls)! Maybe we will have a designated boys bathroom and a designated girls bathroom?!


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