Wednesday, August 5, 2009

the ups and downs of parenting

So, I had a really great parenting moment a couple days ago. Hopefully I don't get too graphic here, but I heard Dylan (now 18 months old) say "poop" from the other room. So I in turn said, "you have to poop?" and he said "yeah" and started walking towards the bathroom. I took him inside, sat him on the potty and told him to go for it. After a few seconds he said all done, but had actually done nothing. So, I showed him the empty potty and said that he wasn't done yet. I then asked if he wanted a book, and he did, so I got him some stimulating reading material. After about thirty seconds of pointing out apples, and keys, and TV's in his favorite book he actually pooped in the potty! I was so excited and made a big deal about it and even gave him a "cockily" (aka chocolate treat). So that was my parenting up. The down came about thirty minutes later when I left him alone with a bowl of oatmeal for about 5 minutes. This is what I came back into the kitchen to find.

You win some you lose some!


liz said...

HA HA HA!!!! I love it that you say you gave him some "Stimulating Reading Material!" That totally cracked me up! You are such a good mom!

sara said...

Funny! I agree with Liz, I laughed at that part. Your kids are so cute. It's not if you win its if you enjoyed yourself as you played the game. So win or lose, aren't we so glad we get to be the mom!

Stinsonian said...

That is so funny! I'm proud of the 18 month old pooper!! Ironically we taught Kimball to say poop today and for some reason he kept doing mini-poops so that he could run to us and say "poop"!!! I think he's having too much fun. Maybe I'll get brave and put him on the potty next time. :)