Saturday, February 12, 2011

Date Night with an Exciting Twist

Last night Christian's school hosted another "Parents Night Out." So Jonathan and I dropped off Christian at school with on of his favorite teachers, Miss Mandee, and headed out for an evening of sushi and adult conversation.

We picked him up, and as we were walking out, the conversation went like this:

Mandee, "Oh, and Christian went potty."

Me: "Oh, he said on the potty ... good!"

Mandee: "And he went potty."

Me: "You mean he sat there."

Mandee, "No, he peed."

Me: (silence. She must have the wrong child. Christian will not pee in the potty)

Mandee: "I took them all in there, and he peed."

Me: "My Christian? MY Christian peed in the potty??"

Mandee (with a confused look): "Yes ..."

(I pointed to Christian, thinking maybe she had him confused with another child)

Me: "We've been trying to get him to go potty for months, and he won't ... for ANYBODY. He turned three in November, but can't move up to the thee year old class until he's potty trained."

Mandee: "Well, he peed! And he got all excited because he made bubbles!"

(and then I knew she was right, for Christian gets very happy about bubbles)

Me: "How did you do it?????"

Mandee: "Well, I have a boy myself. So I just stood Christian up right in front of the potty and potty and leaned up against him a little so he'd stand there ... and he did it."

(I just stood there in amazement).

So we praised Christian like crazy!!! It is too bad Mandee didn't know it was his first time, or she could have praised him like crazy, too.

So we got home, and Christian told me "go poo poo on the potty" (which he says from time to time ... just means he'd like to go sit there, which is fine by me!). And he's walking funny towards me ... so I'm assuming maybe he pooped (every once in a while, he'll walk funny when he's poopy).

But I looked down, and his pants were all wet. His pull-up must not have been on properly. So his pants were wet and he didn't like it! YES!!!! YES!!!! We've tried the "hanging out in just underwear" scenario in the past, but when he's gotten wet, he doesn't mind. And now he minds!!!

So today's strategy is to tell him to "pee and make bubbles" and I'll put him in underwear and a pair of pants (to catch most of the urine).


1 comment:

Meesa said...

YAY for Christian!!! How exciting!! Good Luck!!