I’ve been meaning to get a picture of the boys in the bathtub together, but haven’t remembered to grab the camera. Then I finally remember the camera, but Max was wobbly…so I still don’t have a great picture of the boys in the tub.
Here’s my happy little bathtub lover. As long as the water’s warm, he’s content to splash and play.
Here’s my big boy. He got a potty chair for Easter, and he’s been asking to sit on it every night before he gets in the tub. No real success so far, but he knows he get candy if he goes pee in the potty. He tries. He desperately wants to do it!
(Ummm...I just removed this picture to...uh...crop out some details...picture will return when I've had a chance to do that! Oops!)
On Friday night, he asked to pee, but I wasn’t really paying attention…and I already had him in the tub before I realized what he was saying. I told him, “Sorry, buddy – we’ll try when you get out of the tub.” It was too late, though, and he started going potty right there in the tub. I grabbed the potty insert, held it under him, and he finished his business in his frog potty. He was SOOO excited, and immediately said, “Me get CANDY!”
I’m not quite sure he earned it, since he didn’t exactly use the potty correctly, but Keith watched the boys while I ran to grab the Pez dispenser (CVS truck) that’s been hidden away for just this moment. (I wanted a fun candy that he’s never seen before…and he loved it! I let him have two pieces before taking away the dispenser.)
So it wasn’t a huge deal, but I thought I’d document it anyway. Alex was pretty proud of himself – and you have to start somewhere, right?
(My theory – which may or may not be correct – is that I shouldn’t push potty training on Alex. The opportunity is there, and he’ll figure it out when he’s ready. I’m open to suggestions, but really, I just don’t feel the need to make any great effort just yet.)