Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Potty Training Breakthrough

Rowan's Gran started Rowan on potty training while I was away in South Africa and we have really been treating it all very informally ever since. Well, I guess you can say we are not forcing the issue at all. All I do every now and again when Rowan gets that certain look of intense concentration on his face is to gently remind him that he can always go and use the potty.

So today, when I urged him to use the potty he kicked up a great big fuss and I really got very very worried that this little one is just not going to give in easily. So I just let him be. A little while later, he came up to me and gestured that I help him with his pants. I obliged and off he went to his potty. He looked at me as if to ask: "Is it OK if I sit here?" and I opened the lid and said: "Sure Rowan! Take your time." As soon as he sat down he made it very clear hat he needed some privacy by pointing at the door and saying: "Go!" I just giggled quietly inside and said: "OK, just call me if you need me!"

After a minute or so he came out of the room applauding and feeling so obviously proud of himself. I knew he must have succeeded in his mission. Naturally I congratulated him and affirmed that he has indeed become a very big boy.
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  1. Hooray for you all! Just imagine leaving your house without packing up very very soon.
    The promised link,however delinquent it may be:

  2. Congrats to Rowan on a milestone... :)

    How long were u in SA? I'm sorry that I didnt get to meet you... Keep well.. S

  3. Shafs, I was away for a month visiting with my Mom just before she passed away. Regretably I didn't have time to make contact with all my friends. But there is always next time. I'll let you know.

  4. Jaime, thanks for the link. I am going to have a look right now.