Thursday, July 16, 2009

Snap to!

Lately, we've been halfway potty training - not really pushing it, just sitting him on the potty before and after sleep times. Within the last week, I've started putting him on the potty during diaper changes as well, so he can make more of a correlation. He has the general concept figured out, but not to the degree that when he feels he has to go, he asks to go to the potty. And he has yet to "poopoo" on the potty, only "peepee." Even though he has occasionally poopood in his diaper (or on the floor while Mommy's hunting for a diaper...) mere seconds after getting off the potty. Ahem. However, he is aware of when stuff is happening, and informs us afterwards. *shrug*

Recently, he's been kind of hilarious about it. Anytime he goes poopoo in his diaper, he will tell me, "Mommy, I poopoo peepee. Change my diaper." And then he'll lay down, right where he's standing, and wait. This was the point where I started putting him on the potty for diaper changes, because, what?! Did you just tell me to change your diaper and then lay down and expect it to happen?!

Last night he did this in front of Daddy, too, and we both just started laughing. I looked at my child and said, "I don't think that's how it works, Mr. Baby! You don't just tell Mommy to change your diaper! We go sit on the potty!"

And, still laying on the floor, he said, "No, change my diaper," then clapped twice, Snap to, woman, put his hands back on the floor, and stared at me.

While the husband muttered, "Wow, he has you figured out!," I raised an eyebrow and told the toddler, "Potty."

He told me, "No, change my diaper," and clapped twice again. It was really hard not to laugh, and equally hard to watch my language and not turn and say to the husband, "What the hell is this?!"

I told him again, "No, potty," clapped twice myself and pointed to the bathroom.

He thought Mommy clapping, too, was hilarious, and followed.

I won, but I still can't help but feel a little defeated by my minihuman.