Sunday, December 21, 2008

Straight in at Number One...

Not sure where to start today, you know, not much has been happening, I don't have much to talk ab... oh wait... wait, yes, something is coming through... ah yes... HE'S TOILET TRAINED!!!!

God, it felt good to get that out.

Christmas shopping... cold, damp, dreary, crowds of people, long queues... the sort of experience that normally leaves me wearing down my teeth and swearing never to do it again. This year, however, I found myself floating around a packed, grey superstore, blissfully unaware of my surroundings. The reason? Discounts on cases of vodka? No! No, it was a little thing that set me off. A little thing stuck into the wire seat on the trolley. A little thing in welly boots looking up at me and saying 'toilet?!'. I extricated him and took him to the loo reluctantly, figuring that either it was a simple ploy to get out of the trolley or that he would have let go by the time we got there but no - total success! I tell you, when we came out of that loo, it was like Miracle on Aisle 34. I mean, I could actually SEE Santa crossing me off his list with a big 'Ho Ho Ho' as he scampered across the drop-tile ceiling scattering potty cheer to one and all.

We've now had two days of no nappies and, despite the fact that we purchased a potty for him when he was 18 months old and have been gently persuading him that this was the way forward ever since, it actually feels as though it happened by magic.

I am of course drawing a discreet veil over the fact that we can only count on a certain amount of success outside of the house, having not quite mastered our fear of actually sitting on a big-people's loo however when it comes to the number ones, we have even mastered our aim.

I tell you, Christmas is all down hill from here...

Ho ho ho!

13 comments:

cara said...

ooh! congratulations! how exciting! we've decided to potty train over the christmas break :) he's trained with no. two already, so this should be a breeze right?

merry christmas!

cactus petunia said...

Yee Ha! Congratulations...and Merry Christmas, too!

DJ Kirkby said...

Awwwww what a lovely, happy post! Yaaaaay for Spudders.

Sparx said...

Cara - wowee, trained with no. 2? Piece of cake! We were planning on training over Christmas - well, still are, I mean I don't imagine he's out of the woods yet - will be thinking of you as we do!

Cactus - thanks! I know, it's fab. Merry happy!

DJ - Thanks hon! It's a relief, I tell ya.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Potty training is like magic! I am still amazed to this day that no matter how much I cajoled or encouraged, it still took until the day Cooper decided he was done with diapers for it all to click. What a wonderful Christmas present!

(And both of mine now know the potty trick to get free of the carts . . . there is not a store within a 10-mile radius whose bathroom we have not visited!)

Michelle said...

Congratulations to Spud and to you Sparx! There's no joy quite like the joy of being diaper free! It's exquisite, and you say it so well as always.

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Well at least you're winning this one! Too late now to mention our secret potty training device. Smarties!

Jonny's Mommy said...

I am so excited for you. Jonathan doesn't even seem interested. He did for a bit there and then gave up for awhile I guess. I'm still plugging away, but I'm a little jealous and hoping he isn't a late bloomer. One of my friends has her son almost there and he isn't even 2. But she is also a stay at home mom and I'm a working mom. I kind of feel like I'm ripping my kid off....*sigh*

Raz said...

Congratulations! I only wish Santa will bring me something that can provide me with your joy :) Merry Christmas!

Ivanna said...

Congratulations! It's a big milestone!!! For us it happened just as I was convinced that we would have to wait till college... Happy Holidays! :)

Sprite's Keeper said...

Wow, congrats! My daughter Sprite only uses the potty as a stalling tactic right now, like bedtime, going to school, all of a sudden her bladder is full to bursting. Lisa over at Boondock Ramblings talked your praises and you're linked on the Spin Cycle!

Helen said...

Yeehaw! Our youngest finally just got the hang of it too. I thought I'd never get her toilet trained. Then I finally decided to force the issue and put her in underpants anyway. We had a week of fighting and sopping wet bottoms, but now, we only have the occasional accident. So I feel your joy. Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

Oooh, well done, Spud!