Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Toilet training gone awry

Being a resourceful and intuitive parent means sometimes you have to come up with quick solutions to problems that arise and be in tune to your children's needs.  We thought that we were helping Brody's potty training (which was very successful) by letting him pee outside.  This solved the problem of not making it to the bathroom in time and tracking mud and grass all over the floor. He also thought it was pretty cool to pee in the grass, little did we know we were fueling his fire.  Brilliant as we thought it was, this, "solution," has quickly back fired.  Now whenever the urge strikes, Brody will drop his drawers in the blink of an eye.  We're not to concerned about it when it happens in our backyard (our neighbors however are another story) but when it happens in public places, our faces turn red with embarrassment.  The kid has no fear and gosh darn it, when he has to pee, he has to pee!  He has left his mark in quite a few places including the church parking lot, through the fence in the back yard, my flowers in the front yard. tires of our car, the apple orchard and the long jump pit in the indoor track (I am so sorry long jumpers!) He often waves as he does his business at anyone passing by....truck drivers, joggers or bikers.  This kid could probably win some sort of contest (if there was such a thing) for longest (as in yards) pee.  Needless to say, he is very proud of his spray and the force in which he exudes (must be a male thing) Now that potty training is complete we have begun training on the whole public urination thing.  

1 comment:

Andrea G. said...

Love the waving to truck drivers!

My mom is wondering if you do family pictures? We are looking for a family picture to go in the Christmas letter, but she doesn't want to spend tons and tons of money :)