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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Genuine repentance

We've been working on potty training for Skyler. I would especially love for him to make his "guckies" in the potty. When asked, he always assures me that he is going to make his guckies "in the potty" today. However, until recently, he has been happily announcing, "Mommy, I making guckies!" immediately after the dirty deed. My remonstrances are met with a cheery, "Sowy!"

But the last couple of days, he is getting better at warning me mid-stream. Whenever we succeed, we have a "chip parade" in which everyone marches around the house singing and eating corn chips. (This has been a motivational hit.)

This morning, I asked him again, in hopes of jogging his weak little memory, what he would do when the need arose. "Where are you going to make your guckies today, Sweetie?"

He grinned. "In the potty!" (Of course.)

And when you need to go, what are you going to say?"

"Sowy!"

1 comment:

MoziEsmé said...

Awww! How can you not forgive...

We're in the middle of potty training here, too. And I know she can do it - she was perfect for 3 days, and then decided that was the end. Now she goes in the potty on occasion, but only if she thinks no one is watching, and no one dare make a comment about it afterwards...