If you’re not a parent, you might not care to read this :)
Last night, Cooper was taking a bath. I had finished getting him all clean, and we were just playing around and talking. Lee was sitting on the toilet (just sitting there!) and Cooper suddenly pointed to the toilet and said “potty”. We said “yes! that’s the potty”, and Cooper said “poo poo!”.
This was so surprising. We have never even said anything to him about the potty or what you do on it.
He kept saying these things over and over, so we asked him if he wanted to sit on the potty, and he said yes. So, we got him out of the tub and dried off, and Lee held him on the toilet. I kind of thought he’d freak out, but he loved it. He was grinning from ear to ear. We asked him what you do on the potty and he said “poo poo! pee pee!”
He didn’t actually do anything, but I was still surprised by the whole thing. I thought it was early for him to start this (at least based on his own development timeline so far). I know that at least one of the boys in his class sometimes asks to go to the potty, so maybe that has a lot to do with it.
Then, this morning, he asked to sit on the potty again, while we weren’t even in the bathroom.
I guess this is how it starts. I, by no means, think that he will be potty trained anytime soon. Not at all. He is not even 2. And I don’t plan on pushing it. But I do like that he is putting things together on his own, without us prompting him. He has never, ever been bothered in the least by wet or dirty diapers, so I have wondered if he would ever care to sit on the potty.
I have mixed feelings about potty training. Every time he wants to go, I feel like I need to let him, so that will be lots of trips to the bathroom for no reason! And, call me lazy, but diapers are so easy when you’re out running errands, at a restaurant, driving in the car. Toddler Time on the potty is a lost slower than mommy changing a diaper :) But, I know it will be a while before we get to that point.