Sunday, October 5, 2008
It's time for a celebration! I AM OFFICIALLY DONE WITH MY TEN-PLUS YEARS OF CHANGING DIAPERS!!!*
Some were not optimistic. Some said it couldn't be done. But yes! My baby is potty trained!
The process wasn't even as painful as with a few of my other four. Yes, I did clean mess out of several pairs of training pants. Yes, there were a few puddles on the floor (but only once on carpet). Yes, I found the toilet literally overflowing with a mountain of toilet paper one morning. But it's done! NO MORE DIAPERS!*
I'm a little disappointed to discover that even though he sometimes sits on the toilet, his aim takes the stream right through the gap between the lid and the ceramic, so that I still have a puddle to clean up. But an experience tonight makes up for that fact. As we were leaving his grandparents' home, I turned to Kent and said, "Did you get the diaper bag?" In unison with synchronized sly smiles, we answered, "Noooo!"
Celebrate good times. Come on!
*True, I change diapers on some babies I tend each week. But at least it's not all day every day.
FYI: I highly recommend the book Toilet Training in Less Than A Day. I think it was published in the '70s. Most helpful if you read it before making any attempts at training, but still good if you want to improve what you're already trying.