Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Number One Son goes Number Two

J. doesn't get much mention in this blog, because he is generally doing well, I suppose. One area he has found challenging is having a poop anywhere other than in his pull-up, which he wears at night (I write this blog assuming that it won't be around by the time my kids are old enough to be embarrassed by it!)

I kept upping the positive reinforcer ante (okay, bribes), to the point where he was getting a full-blown party once he accomplished the deed. Well, he finally did it, and we had the party. He ended up confused, and told one person we were going trick or treating, told others that it was his birthday, and actually asked us to sing "Happy Birthday" to him at the height of the festivities, which we did.

So, there is a light at the end of the potty-training tunnel.


kristen said...

Hi. Not sure if you saw my comment on the last post, but you won the drawing for The Other Mother over at my blog.

Email me your address and I'll mail the book off to you. kms1362@gmail.com

And congrats!

Angela said...

So exciting!

Niksmom said...

Woo Hoo! LOVE the picture, too! A-Dora-Bull! (Adorable...get it?)

burgiboogie said...

YEAH!! He deserves the poo poo in the potty conga! poopoo in the po-TE, poopoo in the po-TE!

Mom without a manual said...

Yeah!!! I believe in a full scale potty dance!


mumkeepingsane said...

Woohoo! Patrick thought it was his birthday when we celebrated potty triumphs too.

mcewen said...

Boogie on down baby!

Jannet said...

hi my name is jan horner i am a motyher of 5. 4 of my children are learning disabilties. i have felt the frustion of having a 4 and a half and not going number two. the frustation to me was the other parents telling what worked for them when their children were not developmentally deladed. i have a blog called blessings of disabilteis write me

Jannet said...

my name is jan i am computer illiterate so i hope i did not write this twice. i am a mother ofwho struggles with children with learning disabilies. i would like to comuticate with other mothers of ld kids. write me @ hornerfamily7.com @yahoo or my blog the blessings of disabilities

Mom to JBG said...

I tried to find your blog, but haven't found it yet.
I'll email you back.

The interesting thing is, J. isn't even the one with disabilities in our family.

To be honest, if we only had him, I think I'd be more worried about him. He either has some sensory or attachment issues (pretty mild), which I think are due to poor nutrition (we adopted him at eight months of age).
Since the twins have much more serious challenges, J. seems very "typical" to us, overall.

Hang in there!

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