Toddler Potty talk enclosed in this post...
Andrew has been showing lots of interest and initiative when it comes to going potty. I have been doing everything I can to put him off for a while because I don't feel ready to potty train, I don't have the energy for it yet!
Well, on this day he and Sam had been playing in the living room (dancing to Christmas music). He stopped all of the sudden and grabbed his diaper and said "I go pee pee!" Great, I thought, Glad you are telling me after the fact! But then he proceeded to strip off his pants and diaper and run to the potty. I got there just in time to see him peeing in the toilet. Yeah!!! I praised and rewarded him and then said it was time to get his diaper back on. He insisted that he had to go "stinky" so we waited...I read him a book...we waited...he still insisted he had to go. I left the room to go and check on the other two kids. A minute later, he came walking out of the bathroom telling me that he went stinky and was all done. He looked back in the bathroom and then got a very concerned/confused look on his face. "Uh Oh, Mommy...What that?" he kept repeating as he pointed towards the toilet. I went to the bathroom to find a little "log" lying on the floor directly in front of the toilet. GROSS! But also very funny...he was genuinely confused about where it had come from! So, I guess we need to explain some more things and then start potty-training for real. The kid is definately ready, we'll see how well the mom does!