When we got to Seattle, Isaac’s babysitter Amy introduced me to an easy way to refer to the things related to peeing. His boy bit is the pee pee and it makes pee pee water, which you put in the potty. I’ve been talking to him about it pretty regularly and let him stand on the toilet to try to put his pee pee water in the potty several times. Of course nothing ever really happened, I was just trying to get him used to the idea.
Last night, we were getting ready for bath and he was running around in the bathroom in the buff. He got REALLY excited and was running in circles yelling “pee pee water”, so I thought he’d peed on the floor, but there was nothing there. I said “Do you have pee pee water?” He said “YAH!!!” So I took him over to the toilet. I just let him stand there because sometimes when I stand him up, he wants to stand in the water.* He looked down at his boy bits for a few seconds and then started peeing!! I got really excited and picked him up so he could pee in the toilet and then screamed and clapped and celebrated. Katie came in to see what the fuss was about and I told her he peed in the potty. We got really excited and gave many high fives and clapped and told him what a good job he did. He was definitely proud of himself. I guess we’ve now gone from the invisible potty training game to the real potty training game! Yay! I see an end to diapers (though I know it might be many months.)
*As a side note, I didn’t put much thought into holding him in a standing position on the toilet. I honestly didn’t think he would really pick up on the whole concept and that was just the easiest way for him to get a good position while allowing me to keep him from playing in the water. I was thinking I wanted him to just learn how to do it on a regular sized potty, but I’m starting to question that. It seems like it would be easier if he had something at his own reach. Stools (step, not poo) still leave him pretty short.