Cute kid quote of the week
My second child, Alister, is a bit of a reluctant potty trainer.
We had it easy with Cameron because the daycare he went to had a great thing going on in the senior toddler room. It was the job of those kids to learn to use the potty and everyone would trot off to the washroom together. A very firm teacher who would call a parent meeting and not hesitate to up the ante with a Smartie or two if there was any regression in toileting - coupled with the group think they had going on in that room - and Cam was fully trained by two-and-three-quarters.
At the same age, Alister hauls his own bag of pull-ups to his room and changes them himself ("My diaper's really wet! Lighting McQueen!!!!!").
I wish I could take a week off and hang around with a pants-less Alister in the back yard, but I don't think that's going to happen. He does want to be like his big brother, though, so I've been reminding him that "there's no diapers in soccer" and that to go school like his big brother, he'll need to use the potty. He's very interested in school, and particularly in wearing a "packpack" to said school.
When I reminded him about the school thing the other night at bedtime, he said, very sweetly: "Okay, I'm ready to be bigger enough. I go to school tonight."