Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Adventures in Potty Training

So we’ve been talking about starting to potty train Zander for a couple of months now. I’ve heard the rumors that if you don’t do it while they’re interested, it can turn into even more of an uphill battle than it is naturally. Zander has had a “potty hobby” for quite some time, so we decided it was finally time to kick it up a notch and turn it into a full time job.

His babysitter is a saint, and encouraged me to start (with lots of her help). I guess when you’ve trained kids for 20 years, you’ve got it figured out, right? Too bad I’m not quite as confident.

When I told Zander he finally got to wear his football underwear (cause we bought them two months ago), he was ecstatic. I got them on him, and nothing else, when he wiggled out of my arms, stood up tall, stretched his arms out and said, “TA DA!” Then jumped and danced around his room half naked until I could catch him. Seriously – the most adorable thing EVER is his little GAP boxer briefs (cause you know he had to be just like his daddy).

I made him go potty like 3 times before we left the house, and [very nervously] sent him off into big boy land with a bag full of 5-6 changes of clothes. You can imagine my shock when I showed up to pick him up at 5:00 and he was STILL IN THE SAME CLOTHES!! Dry all day. Can you believe it??

Let’s hope day number two went as well….

Updates to follow.

Seriously - have you ever seen anything cuter?


Anonymous said...

YAY!! Go Zander!! I'm so glad that things are going well. Hopefully they continue to go well. If I ever have another kid, I'll have to get your babysitter's number and move down there for a few weeks.

Roger and Laurene said...

Can your babysitter take Stella for a day? :) GO ZANDER!!!

Kyle Andrew said...

This was a good post. I especially liked the phrase "Let's hope day NUMBER TWO goes better." Be careful what you wish for ;)

kandi said...

WOO HOO! Right on Zander! And you're absolutely right...there is nothing cuter than a little one in big boy (or in my case girl) panties/underware. The Gap boxer briefs are awesome!!