Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mr. Independent

One of my biggest worries (which is neither big, nor a worry really!), with potty training was going to be how often do I have to keep on him and remind him to go? Would I be running to the bathroom every hour back and forth back and forth? Still better than changing and washing diapers! But fear not, Silly Mommy...enter: Mr. Independent.

This past week:

  • He has come running into the kitchen with his undies and his pants around his ankles beaming "Mommy! I did it!" Me, none-the-wiser, went to the bathroom to see what he was talking about...he had pooped on the potty and emptied it in the toilet all by himself
  • I was in the laundry room putting clothes in the dryer, when he pulls down his undies & pants and attempts to climb up on the toilet in the back bathroom when I offer to help he says "no, Mommy...I can do it by myself" (I did help him up though!)
  • He feeds the dog, multiple times a day. He fills up the scoop of dog food and carries it to her bowl. Still trying to teach him not to make kibble soup, but he also feels the need to fill her water dish by himself, which is physically impossible at this point!
  • He cleans out his little potty after he uses it almost every single time by rinsing it with a bit of water from the sink like I do
  • He toilets himself 100% of the time unless I happen to be going at the same time and just needs help to pull up his bottoms
  • I learned I will probably have to clean my bathroom, or at least wipe it down with Clorox wipes, every night until he turns 18 and/or moves out of my house...whichever comes first!
So. What was I worried about again? But he still needs his mama for snuggles and stories!
Bedtime snuggles with Braden and Gus!

Sarah

23 comments:

  1. What a smart little boy.. or BIG boy!

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    1. Oh it's just amazing how much he has matured since he turned 2!

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  2. Hooray for B! He is so smart. And so cute. And so are you! :)

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  3. Love that smart little cookie!!

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  4. That is incredible- training my daughter has been an absolute nightmare.

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    1. Oh believe me...I thought it would be too. We're still working on the poop....that first bullet point there, well it hasn't happened since! (on his own!)

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  5. Aww so cute! Really wish Mr. X was so independent. Not so much. He has been a struggle. I'm brewing a post about it for tomorrow actually. Feeling a bit frustrated and just not sure what the next action plan is.

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    1. Looking forward to reading it, so sorry it's frustrating, I truly thought it would be for Braden too!

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  6. I'm so glad it's going so well for you guys! I'm actually considering training Torin in 2-3 months (he'll be 18 months old). I need to e-mail you about it!

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    1. Oh wow! That's wonderful, I'll be looking forward to it!

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  7. Sounds great! I hope my son is that independent when he is Braden's age.

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    1. It's a good thing, but it's taking time for me to get used to too!

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  8. Great job, Braden! What a big boy! I hope Levi is that easy!

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  9. Aw....boys will always need their mamas! Thankfully!

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