Holy crap, kids go a lot and they go often. If you have been following this blog for long (thank, Mom), then you know we had it easy with our daughter. By 18 months, she was out of diapers and essentially accident free. I’ve asked around, and this is not so unusual for girls. Our girl child simply didn’t like the discomfort of wet cloths or a full load in the trunk, if you get my meaning.
Then we had twin boys. Since we already had a successful test case, we figured we just needed to repeat what we did with our daughter and we would have the boys out of diapers by age 2. I’m happy to report, that at 2.5 years, both boys are now completely diaper free – cue the music, take a bow, and drop the house lights.
Not so fast. Although the boys are no longer sporting diapers, it is not because they have mastered the seemingly simple task of using the toilet for all their bodily deposits. Were that it was so. Though the boys no longer like wearing diapers (try to put one on and they simply take it off), they also haven’t quite got the hang of peeing in the toilet. They understand the mechanics, they just seem to forget or don’t care if they pee in their pants and on the floor. Worse, one in particular still refuses to poop on the toilet.
I’ve warned them that this will make embarrassing story fodder when they are older, but they don’t take these threats seriously. Maybe I should give them Internet access so they can read my blog. Then they would realize that I’m not kidding.
Photo: Andrew Bardwell