Friday, December 23, 2011

Captain Underpants

About six months ago, Joe and I bought a training toilet for Jace. We've talked about him going potty like "a big boy" and have encouraged him to sit on his toilet -- pants and all. We've talked aobut it -- and have waited for the time when he is ready to graduate from diapers.

A few weeks ago, I thought that the Winter Break from school would be a good time to really push the potty training -- I didn't have HIGH expectiations, but I want to at least try. If I can get a few months diaper free ... let's just say Merry Christmas to me!

Last night, Joe started talking to Jace about how when he's going potty in the big boy potty he doesn't have to wear his Mickey diapers anymore -- that he could wear underwear with Buzz Lightyear and Lightning McQueen on them. Joe got Jace so excited about the prospect of wearing cool underwear that he wanted to try to go to the bathroom. Joe took him upstairs, stripped him down, and put him on the potty. He drank several glasses of juice and decided that nothing was going to happen.

Sweet Joe redressed Jace in his sleeper jammies and explained that if he needed to go to just yell "DAAAD Pee-pee in the Potty" and Joe would go and help. About 2.5 seconds after getting him all bundled up again Jace wanted to try the potty. Joe went through the process of undressing Jace again (we'll have to invest in 2 piece jammies .... seriously!) and put him on the toilet.

Meanwhile, I was downstairs working on Christmas when I hear cheers from upstairs. I race and Jace had a full dimpled grin on his face -- I asked him if he went pee pee in the potty and he nodded. We ran up to the bathroom and he showed me a full potty! We all cheered -- Jace got a piece of the GOOD chocolate and we promised to take him shopping for big boy pants tonight.

This morning I woke him up and Joe told me to ask if he needed to go potty. He grinned, nodded, and started to undress. Let's just say he got a 2nd piece of the GOOD candy! We are so excited for him!!!! (and for our diaper budget!)