Friday, March 07, 2008

the student becomes the teacher

William has definitely got the hang of how to use the potty. Even the three month poop strike has been resolved. He will poop at least once every day. Sometimes two or three times, just because it's so much fun.

One if his sisters, however, is not yet prepared to go poop on the potty. Whenever she wakes up for the day - or from her nap - it is guaranteed that I will have a dirty diaper to change. Even though I ask her before she goes to sleep to "just try" and even though I run in and whisk her out of bed as soon as I hear her start to stir.

Yesterday morning, after I changed a particularly messy diaper, I suggested that maybe William could better help her understand how to use the potty.

Without hesitation, he jumped down from his seat at the table where he was eating breakfast, ran to his potty chair, dropped his britches, plopped himself down and after a few quiet moments, hopped up and pointed to his masterpiece. He summoned his sister over and said "LOOK! See, right there? That's poop. Poop goes IN potty, NOT in you diaper." And then to further illustrate, he turned around, pointed to his backside and said "No mess. I nice and clean. Oh, it feel good!"

Meanwhile, I was laughing so hard I nearly choked on my scrambled eggs.

18 comments:

  1. hilarious.

    at least your scrambled eggs didn't shoot out your nose. that is soooooo uncomfortable!

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  2. Would you mind sending William my way? He could teach my 3 year old a lesson or two. He could care less if he sits in a nasty diaper all day. My 7 year old was potty trained before she turned 2! ugh.

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  3. umm....classic....torture for high school days :) and wedding days :)

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  4. William's comments are too funny! I am hoping the power of the slightly older sister will help my trio to potty train easily... a girl can dream can't she?!?

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  5. That is so funny! I love it. I hope that he CAN help. How great that would be.

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  6. That is too funny that he even showed his "clean" backside.

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  7. That's definitely the good stuff!

    Just don't let Ian teach William about pooping at the park. (see my blog)

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  8. too too cute!
    does he go in a real toilet or only the potty chair?

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  9. Oh, I'm laughing. He could hold potty training seminars. Tony Robbins ain't got nothing on your boy!

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  10. Oh please tell me you will be lending him out!!! I cant even get pee in the potty from these three. Infact tonight I got pee'd ON by my lovely son. A 2 1/2yo pee'd on me. Thats so not cool.

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  11. You won't even have to potty train Henry at all. I'm not even kidding. My kids have pretty much potty trained Austin for me.

    William is a hoot!

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  12. I am glad I wasn't eating when I read that! He is a riot -- and I think that you can probably start having him give lessons - and if he's really good, he can probably earn enough to put himself through college before he hits kindergarten!

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  13. Stop the green!

    . . . but your stories are hilarious!

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  14. Hysterical!

    Now then, can I borrow William for a bit - my son could use a bit of 'show and tell' in the potty training department!!!

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  15. priceless - hilarious ROFL.

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  16. Oh my! I am crying I am laughing so hard.

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  17. I love your blog very much! Your kids are cute and sweet. Wonderful family!

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