He looks up at me. Caught.
“Do you need to go potty?” I ask, using my hand to make the sign simultaneously.
He shakes his head up and down.
“Do you want to go potty in the bathroom?”
He shakes his head yes and walks into the bathroom.
Huh. I don’t know what I am doing. I’ve never potty trained anyone except pets. I guess I’ll just roll with it.
“Do you want to sit on your toilet and go potty?”
Yes his head shake tells me.
Ok then. I’m sure this will be easy enough. I’ll just take off his pants and diaper, position him on his little potty training toilet and hope for the best. We sit. Him on his potty. Me on the edge of the bath tub.
“Are you going potty?” I suppose I’m anxious. Is he really going to pee in there? I shouldn’t ask him so frequently about his peeing. Just let the boy pee in his own time. Sheesh!
He shakes his head yes again. This kid is serious about going potty in the kid toilet.
I get up and grab a diaper then ask him if he is all done, using the sign for it as I say it.
Again with the head shaking and yes.
We get him up and low and behold- He went potty! Sure it was just a mini shot glass of pee but WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO my nephew used the potty. We did a high five, fastened his diaper on then put on his pants while we talked about flushing the pee down the big people toilet and washing our hands. The kid loves washing his hands.
I called my sis. Apparently he’s peed in the potty twice before. You’d think he’d won the Nobel Prize the way I was cheering him on but seriously, I was totally excited and proud of the little man.
I never thought I’d get this excited over pee in a potty.
Life’s funny that way.
“Oh, be the music in my head/The air around my bed/Oh, be my rest/Replace the small disgraces of the times and places/That I never really left/Did you leave the darkness without me?/You’re always miles ahead/And you’re standing in tomorrow on the runway/Oh, I want to fly, fly forward into the light/Be alive, to come alive/On the leaf-bright Friday drive/Sudden horses at the red light/Turn around, see clearer ways to go now. . .” – Tomorrow On The Runway, The Innocence Mission