Tuesday, August 14, 2007

All Aboard the Potty Train -- Hope Springs Eternal

Just when you think you will still be changing their diapers at their prom, they surprise you.

This week, Baby K stood up from play, turned with a startled look, and exclaimed those precious words, "Mama, poo-poo!" Away we dashed to the potty. Who knew a mommy and toddler could run so fast holding hands.

Then the golden moment, or should I say brown. "Hooray! You did it!" reinforced with much cheering, clapping, and dancing.

To which Baby K responded with a slight smile and tilt of her head, as if to say, "Yep, I did it. I knew I could all along. But you, Mommy, make quite a silly dancing monkey. I think I'll do this again sometime . . . when I'm ready."


Kelly said...

Hooray!! I've had a few moments like that with my Miss Sophie -- I think that girl is going to potty train herself! Her sister isn't as interested, but that's okay. A friend who just achieved total potty-trained status with her twins says it's easier to focus on one kid at a time.

PinksandBluesGirls said...

As a mommy who just went through this with my son... CONGRATS! You're well on your way!! The first step has been totaly taken... now it's just routine!!
Love your blog!!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

Shannon said...

Thanks for the encouragement and kind words!

Marine Wife said...

Hooray for you and for K! I made Claire really go for it back in July (of course, she was 3 back in May), and now, we are DONE! No more diapers! Oh, the relief! Welcome, friend, you're almost there!

Oh, and I love your new digs. I bow to the woman of many talents.