What has occurred in my household today is monumental. It is a feat of gigantic proportions. It has altered my life in ways that I can only imagine. There are no words to accurately define the vast importance of this beautiful day.
Because Jack has finally pooped in the potty. And I’m talking a real one, folks. I’m talking a bowel movement worthy of a linebacker. A real growler. Jack has propelled himself across the line between just learning to PhD. In poop.
In all honesty, I think the entire situation surprised him more than anything. You know we’ve been working on this for awhile.And have hit some pretty disgusting bumps along the way. But this morning, the inflection in his voice as he called me into the bathroom to “wipe da buns” was priceless. It was as if he finally understands what it means to fully commit yourself to the process. And it was only a mere couple of days ago he was demanding that I share my vast knowledge and experience in the matter to show him how one propagates the movement of bowels. But now? The dude’s a pro.
And I couldn’t be happier. Really. Can you tell? Do you understand what this means for me? Sure, there will undoubtedly be setbacks along the way, some dirtied underpants, a skiff here or there, but we are on the road people. We are cruising down the highway to freedom. Freedom from washing my hands daily in scalding hot water. Freedom from buying diapers substantial enough to handle the loads he is capable of unloading. Freedom from embarassment at say, the pizza parlor, where he is hunkering down in the corner between the candy crane and air hockey table, only to return to the table 15 pounds heavier. Freedom from feeling like I smell like poop. His poop.
This is huge. Pray for me, everyone. Pray that this miracle lasts. Pray that Jack has seen the light. Pray that Jack has experienced the joy of unencumbered bowel movements and never wants to go back. Pray that I never have to write a blog solely on the topic of poop, again.
That one really benefits all of us.
LOL, love the “thumb’s up!”. That pic is one for the album-you-must-show-his-first-love at the most inopportune time. 😉 Just make sure you mark the back of it with date, time, and reason for the event!
Congratulations! Woo-hoo! No, seriously, I am delighted for you. It’s a huge movement, er – moment for all of you.
Yay Jack!!! =) This is a Huge step in the right direction. Love the thumbs up!
Way to go!!!! that is awesome!!! Give the little man a hug 🙂 I hope today goes just as well, you are in my prayers, haha.
YAY!!!!!! Great job Jack! Hope it stays the same Mindy. Can’t wait to see him to give him a high five. Valerie
Such a glorious moment! Way to go!
The Lumberjack's Wife says
I am praying for you. But you must pray for me. For I, too, am in the horrible throes of potty training!
Angelia Sims says
Score! Score! Hole in one! Touchdown!
Yay Jack! Mindy this made a HUGE splash! (lol).
OMG!!! This is fantasic! Oh the joy, the joy! I knew you guys could do it!
whoohoo!!! poo-poo in the potty!!! i remember those days and still cringe thinking about how long it took to get it all together!!!
hooray for you! and jack!