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

I almost don’t want to say this, because I know if I do, it will jinx everything. So I am going to write it very, very tiny in parentheses and please don’t read this out loud, or I am holding you responsible for the consequences.

(I think my son is potty trained.)

I haven’t changed a soiled diaper in over three weeks, and last weekend we switched to “big boy pants” full time (except overnight), and we have not (knock-on-wood-and-make-the-sign-of-the-cross) had a single accident since. Not at school Not at home.

Like with all other things, this is a transition that Harry made on his own, decisively and abruptly.

I might forgive him his recently developed perverse independent streak (coincidence? I don’t think so).

(Shhh. This weekend I may give away the changing table)

July 11th, 2008 at 1:08 pm
8 Responses to “Be vewy vewy quiet…”
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    jodifur Says:

    I hate you a little bit.

    And please tell me what worked.

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    Willow Says:

    Robbin, with both my boys one day they were just ready. Like somebody turning on (or off) a switch. My younger one never had an accident after that and the only time my older one did was when I was in the hospital having the younger one and the grownups in charge (?) didn’t keep an eye on things — like easy-to-take-off pants. So very quietly I will say to you congratulations

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    OS Says:

    teeney tiny quiet yay for you guys!

  4. 4
    magpie Says:

    (tiny little round of applause)

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    Stephanie Says:


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    I am an evil man. I am sorely tempted to pull the big guillotine switch that sets off the red lights and the whoop whoop claxons.


  7. 7

    That’s wonderful news (she says very quietly).

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    Oneluckymommy Says:

    Hopefully all is still going well (pun intended). For anoher viewpoint, check out this piece written by Martinimade:

    It had me in tears laughing so hard.