But in our house it is a full family affair.
As soon as the words come out of Addison's mouth,
"I need go pee pee, Mom!"
We are all in. I'm yelling to Scott,
"Daddy, Addison has to go potty!"
To which he says, "All right, Addison!"
Which magically brings Jack and Will to the bathroom to stare at
their younger brother and suddenly there are three of us crouching around
the toilet trying to see if he will actually go through with the "pee-pee."
I am the potty body guard and say things like,
"Stand back! Give your brother some room!"
If Addison completes his task, he flashes a giant grin.
To which we respond with applause, possibly a little whistling and
a generous amount of affirmation. "Way to go!" "Good job!" "You are so BIG!"
He then gets to pick out a sticker for his potty chart.
When he gets 100 stickers, he will get to pick out a toy,
an emblem of potty success, to signify a great deal of potty going which is exciting, especially to me, since this counts as year 7 of non stop diapering in
the Aughtmon home. A new day is coming, tsgs, it really is.
Addie is doing well...but we have not been without set backs.
He has been trained for the last 2 1/2 years to just let things go.
It is difficult to try and learn the new "hold it in" concept.
We have had several poo-tastrophes. I am of the school that if something
has been fouled in such a way, it has lived out its purpose in this life.
We have said good-bye to several pair of underwear.
None of which will be missed more than the red Kung Fu Panda underpants.
Our favorite line in that movie is,
"There is no charge for awesomeness or attractiveness."
I had to tell Addison,"Kung Fu Panda says there is nothing awesome or attractive
about what just happened here." Good-bye, Po.
We also bid a fond farewell to Batman and Spiderman.
But I am feeling hopeful.
That we have many awesome and attractive and diaper free days ahead.
A girl can dream, can't she?