Saturday, May 26, 2007

Miracle of miracles Part Two

Yesterday A started the day with again peeing and pooping in the potty. He stands there waiting very patiently, straining his muscles until finally a couple drops, then a couple more, and then a whole stream comes out. It seems to take him a lot to get it started, but he clearly has made the mind/body connection and is able to make it happen. Finally. Yesterday he was so excited about his accomplishment, he left the bathroom shouting, "Now I get to wear underwear!" I wanted to wait a few days to make sure he stayed dry longer, but he was so excited I decided to just go with it.

I prepped him on what to do if he felt like he had to go, told him that it's okay if he makes a mistake and has an accident, and brought him to school with a full change of clothes wearing Thomas the Tank Engine underwear.

He was still wearing the same dry pair of underwear when I picked him up at school. He had peed in the potty at school about five times (in three hours).

At night when we were getting ready for bed, he took off the same dry pair of underwear he had started the day wearing.

I had suggested a few times that he go to the potty, but most of the trips to the potty were his idea. All day long.

Could it really be this "easy"?


Mommy Brain said...

Hooray for Aaron! (And for mom!!!!) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

carrie said...

Fingers crossed - it can be that easy when the kid decides it is time. Once my daughter "decided" she wanted to wear the underwear all the time, we were potty-trained. That day!

Sending happy potty thoughts your way!

Domestic Goddess said...

This is sooooooo awesome! I am so proud of Aaron! You must be so excited!
And yes, it can be that easy. I will tell you that the day Bug Boy successfully went for the first time, and got to wear those Thomas pants, there was no turning back. He wanted them soooo badly. Now all I have to do is figure out what motivates bugaboo!