Saturday, February 9, 2008

Another milestone

It all started when Mike, not wanting to take Aiden swimming today, told Aiden that he'd take him swimming when he pooped on the potty like a big boy. This was a pretty safe promise considering that, for months now, we've been bribing the child with all sorts of wonderful things to try to get him to go on the potty, but nothing has worked.

So this morning, as Mike was in the bathroom, Aiden announced "Daddy poo poo potty, Aiden poo poo too!" At which point I ran into his playroom, (also known as his pooping cave) where he had retreated to take care of business, and asked him if he wanted to try the potty so he could go swimming. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed to give it a try. As we headed up the stairs I noticed that his diaper already looked a bit suspicious. As suspected, he'd already started his business, but was still willing to give the potty a try. And sure enough, after very little fanfare, Aiden had his first potty poo poo...Poor Mike. Bested by a 2-year old...No worries, it happens to his mother too. But despite the disappointment over having to go swimming, we are very excited about this new milestone.

I think you'll all thank me for not including pictures with this post :-)!