Today is a special day in our household. Today is the day we have a cake ( chocolate with fudge frosting) in honor of Ezzie finally crossing the threshold into B.M toilet -userdom. I made that word/phrase up. I am not aware of an existing word for this purpose. Here is a list of the ridiculous antics I performed to get him here...
holding Ezzie (he being naked, me fully clothed) perched on toilet while straddling toilet myself
drawing countless graphic, action pictures of dinosaurs pooping (while sitting in the bathroom with Ezra)
singing a poop song, made up on the spot, in rhyme form
denying him a diaper to poop in despite his constant whining and crying
offering , in a moment of true weakness, to let him poop in a bucket in my bedroom, in the bathtub, in his little boxer briefs, in short, anywhere but in a diaper (thankfully, he did not take me up on any of these)
A note, to my dear friends and family who are prospective parents, DO NOT FEAR! This does not always happen (this stubborn willfulness and preoccupation with pooping in a diaper in dark corner near mother's drawing/craft table). It did not happen with Henry. Ezra is a bit more pig-headed. However, this morning, he pooped in the toilet all of his own volition, no poop poetry or sketches involving scat involved. Yeah God!
In other news....Superman's leg finally broke, Spiderman's hand fell off, Duct tape anyone???These toys come a close second in the faves to trains and tracks...
Went for two great family bike rides this weekend.
Apple picking at Cold Spring Orchard was wonderful. We'll go again, I forgot my camera this time...