12/22/08

Potty Training is on...

Today was our first day of potty training and it went surprisingly well.  I've been putting this off for months, but I decided it was finally time.  Especially since Sam is out of MDO for a few weeks.  Maybe all the time at home will drill it in...

We started out the morning decorating his potty-time poster.  He scribbled some then colored smiley faces and sunshines.  He drew three smiley faces and said "That's Luke, that's Sam, and that's Noah".  (Don't you love it Amy?)

When it was actually time to put on the underwear, this is what he did.  He tried to hide behind the small bookshelf in his bedroom.  He screamed!

By 5pm the poster contained many small star stickers representing him sitting his tush on the potty.  Then came the monumental big smiley face sticker representing him actually doing something on the potty.  He was giggling in amazement at what he could now "do" and I was giving him high-fives.  Ron walked in and got to share in the excitement.  Elmo even called to congratulate him.  We have an Elmo book and DVD about this...so Elmo is Sam's potty hero.  Ron placed the call from the garage pretending to be Elmo and Sam loved it!!


2 comments:

Amy said...

Yay Sam! Noah says "great job, Sam!"

B said...

I've got to hear this Elmo call Sam when we come up! That is hilarious, whatever works, though. Love, B