“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

I have never made a big deal about potty training.  Harry has always made each transition on his own, and usually early.  However, Harry lagged behind in two things – talking and using the potty.  He made up for his speech delay with a vengeance – he is now more verbal than any child in his age group.  But he has been completely indifferent to the concept of indoor plumbing.

Right at the point that I despaired he would ever show interest, my son, completely on his own,  removed his own diaper and used his potty three times in the last two days.

Of course, he also ran around the house naked afterward, eluding all attempts to replace said diaper.  I guess I should be grateful that his nudist tendencies are working in my favor.

September 27th, 2007 at 3:27 pm
5 Responses to “Pop the Champagne”
  1. 1
    jodi Says:

    wait? Isn’t you son the same age as mine. 2.5? Mine doesn’t even know what the potty is, let alone have any idea how to use it.

    I’m sorry, but I hate you a little bit right now.

  2. 2
    OS Says:

    I nearly cried the day the daycare lady told me I could reduce my daycare payment by $10 a week because Puppy was officially counted as potty trained. Cried I tell you! Congrats! It’s fabulous! Oh, and Harry’s about 2 years ahead of the age we did it . . . LOL

  3. 3
    b*babbler Says:

    Congratulations! That’s pretty awesome.

    I live in fear – nay, terror – of the potty training stage.

  4. 4
    Ariadne Says:

    2.5 isn’t really behind. Anything before that is early 🙂

    You could let the child run naked, but then you risk him discovering target shooting. You may want to invest in some training pants, the old fashioned cloth kind, or just regular big boy undies. They really hate the feeling of those wet saggy pants and urine running down thier legs. It’s messy, but very effective in getting some to use the potty consistently.

    Congrats! Life does get easier, and harder at the same time.

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    maggie Says:

    Yeah! Good job.

    At least nothing untoward happened while he was running around the house nekkid.