Tuesday, September 11, 2007

My Big Boy

Braeden is just getting too big! Although we had "poop" a while ago, I am not so sure now that it was his. I know, what? Our toliet doesn't work real well, I need to get the flap changed. It often leaks out the water from the tank, so to flush you have to push down the lever inside, wait for it to fill, and then flush. Olivia has been given strict instructions to tell me when she poops, so I can make sure it's flushed right away. do you think she does? NO! :) Anyway, long story short I think it was her poop and he saw it and thought it was his??? Since then, no dice. This weekend I kept him naked at home, and what do you know? He knew exactly when he had to go, and went!

Last night I stripped him down again! :) He pooped in the toliet! What do you know? :) He was so excited, he wanted to wear "Big Boy Panties." No, you read that right, and no, I didn't tell him they were called that! I try to tell him they are pants or underwear, but no they are panties he tells me. Well, he was then adament upon wearing them to bed. I told him it probably wasn't a good idea, that they may get wet, but no luck. So, I brought his potty chair up to the bedroom and told him that if he had to go, to use that, but NOT to call me because he went, that he could show me in the morning. He was DRY this morning! But, there was a big wet spot on the carpet! He couldn't find the potty in the dark! :) So tonight we'll make a way for him to know where it is! :) He was SOOOOO proud! (Olivia doesn't even stay dry at night. She wets every single night and has since she came to live with me 2 1/2 years ago. She wears a diaper to bed - pullups just got too expensive - and puts it on by herself. Some nights she even wets so much that her bed and her are soaked anyway!) So, this was a big deal for Braeden! :)

Maybe it helped that I told him that soon I was going to start potty training Girlie. didn't want to be beaten out??? :)
A funny story - Girlie got some nice toys for her birthday this weekend. A Dora you can brush, play mixer, and My Little Pony from my parents, a bath toy from my friend, and a Strawberrry Shortcake doll and horse from us. Aside from the bunny I had bought her when she first came, and a doll I gave her, these are her ONLY toys. (We have a plethora that she plays with, but these are HERS.) Of course she was thrilled and wanted to play play play. What do the rest of the kids want to play with? HER toys!!! Braeden had one that she wanted and I told him he neeed to let her play with it and that he had lots of toys to play with. He gave the biggest pout and said, "But Mama, I don't have a STrawberry Shortcake!" It was too cute.


Julie said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWW- Go Braeden! that is great! I am cracking up that he ran around naked all weekend- but that is a great training tip! What about a little flashlight he could sleep with- and use when he wakes up? I am sure he would play with it before he goes to sleep too though... What a cutie- I find myself just waiting for those days and missing when G was tiny all at the same time. I am trying to just enjoy the moment. :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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