Saturday, May 16, 2009


Let me just start this post by saying that all of you parents out there will probably be able to appreciate this more than those with no kids. Trust me, before kids I never thought this event would cause such joy in my lets get to it...


We have been working on potty training Tatum for a while....not pressing it, just introducing it. Tatum's school has worked with her since she moved up in her 2 yr old class room. Well, we got the note Friday that we have been waiting for (even though it secretly scares me a little). It read..."Please bring Tatum several extra outfits including socks and shoes on Monday. Oh yeah, and BIG GIRL PANTIES!!!!" She has been doing great, but her teachers and I have not thought she was 'ready' yet.

Today, Antonio had to work for a while so Tatum, Mateo, and I have been playing all morning. Tatum has done GREAT going to the potty. She has pretty much gone all morning on her own. She just runs off and goes. After lunch she was playing in her room. All the sudden she starts opening and closing the hallway door. That usually isn't a good sign cause that's when we know she is hiding something. I went to check on her and she told me she poopooed. I gave her a disappointed look cause I could smell it...and then she runs to the potty and points! She pooped in the POTTY!!! All by herself, didn't tell me she had to go or anything. However, she didn't wipe, so we still had to clean her up a little and change her pullup. Pooping is what has held us back from big girl panties, so this is HUGE!! For a brief moment I thought about taking a pic of the poop in the potty or Tatum with the poop, but I decided that this might not make many blog readers happy to see poop

So, that's our good news for the day. I will let you know how this week goes.

1 comment:

Milton, Alesa and Addyson said...

Know the feeling girl!! Addyson only wants to go when SHE wants to. I haven't been pushing it or anything, but she is starting a new school on Monday and all of the kids in her class are pottied trained. I am sending pull-ups and we are NOT buying anymore diapers. BTW...I did take a pic of Addyson and her poop...I couldn't resist!! SO PROUD OF TATUM!!!