The Tinkle Has Landed!


We have been in the pre-stages of potty training with Q for a while now. He likes to flush the potty and pull down his pants to get on the potty, but actually sitting there? Not so much. We set him up there and he'll sit still for about a nanosecond and then he is ready to be doing other things.

So tonight, during the pre-bath-time wind-up, I didn't expect for things to go any differently. He got himself undressed. He pulled up the stool and situated the potty seat. By himself. ('By himself' has been a key player in our house lately.) He accepted a little assistance to actually climb up on the throne.

As expected, he was ready to get off as soon as his tush hit the seat. I told him to wait a minute and see if anything happened. Before the words had even completely left my mouth, his eyes got all round and there was a tiny splash in the pot. He looked up at me in awe and said, "I did it!"

Years of cheerleader training kicked into high gear. I squealed and congratulated him. I bounced around. I went and got T and shared the big news. Then he cheered and congratulated him. Q was very pleased, if somewhat nonchalant about the whole thing.

After the congratulatory hubbub died down, Q walked over to the toilet, flushed, and said, "Bye-bye tinkles!" like he'd been doing it his whole life. Wow.

If you had asked me before I was a parent if I could get this excited about a bodily function, I would have laughed my head off. Who knew!?


  1. way to go Q! Althought momma he might have a accident now and then nad it will frustrate him so much but he will get it down.

    Little grandbaby figured out how to crawl forward today. Today must be the day for big events!!! LOL

  2. Oh I'm soooo jealous! Good for him! How old is he? My oldest boy is 2 1/2 and shows NO interest in potty training, so I'm not pushing it...why be frustrated, I say. So excited for you!

  3. It is exciting isn't it!!! Our little one did it for awhile and it was all we talked about, then she got a cold and still went potty, but she went into the bathroom, touched the toilet and peed into her diaper!!! That is her routine now :-(


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