Sunday, March 14, 2010

First Poop

I really have not been forcing the potty training on Keaton, but I have tried to talk about it with him quite often... I remind him that Elmo goes poopoo in the potty and that he is the only one in the house that still wears diapers, etc. Since we've been in Oklahoma, I've bribed him to sit on the potty a couple of times and "try." He knows that when he tries hard for awhile I'll give him one "MM" (M&M). He's never even been successful at a #1 attempt, but I was not discouraged since I haven't really had the time or energy to focus time on it. Today, I'm sitting at the computer and Keaton walks up to me and says in his whiniest voice, "Mama, poopoo." I said, "Do you need to go poopoo on the potty, Keaton?" (totally expecting this to be an M&M ploy). He whimpers, "Yah." So we go in, and I sit him on the potty. He asks for a magazine to look at (as is our routine). Before I know it, he drops the magazine and starts pushing! I never knew how excited I could be to see poop in the toilet! His dorky mama even took a picture of the final product before it was flushed! I'll spare you that visual. We oohed and ahhed and clapped and praised him. All he cared about was that M&M! "Blue one, Mama! Lellow one Mama!" Don't get me wrong, I know that this was probably a total fluke. We have much work to do before he is potty trained, but I was still so proud of my big boy today and this unexpected milestone.


Melissa Batusic said...

Andrew went once! I really hope that he starts training for you, Ash. That would be cool. Andrew, on the other hand, is probably several months away :(

Mary Anderson said...

HA HA HA! So you are telling me to get some M & M's by Thursday!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! Way to go Keaton!
Aunt Lisa