Saturday, September 20, 2008


Who would have thought that poo would incite such enthusiastic celebration? As you know from previous posts, Bean is working hard at pooping in the potty. Each poo has been a bit of a struggle, with lots of protest, lots of "I can't do it," lots of "I'm a little scared," lots of "I'm only three." She's quite the reluctant potty-pooer.

Tonight, Bean excused herself from her turkey enchilada and sauntered into the living room to watch some "Little Bear." The rest of the family continued eating.

Suddenly, we heard Bean yell, "Hey! Hey! Everybody! I'm here!" Big Daddy followed her voice to the bathroom. Bean, of her own volition, had gone to the bathroom and pooped on the potty! Big Daddy called the rest of us in. Grampy triumphantly proclaimed, "Let's get a flashlight for a better look!"

We formed a line; Cakes, Grammy, Grampy, Big Daddy, and I all took turns admiring Bean's ... um ... handiwork as she shone the flashlight into the toilet bowl, beaming proudly. Then, we stood around cheering while she flushed.


Muthering Heights said...

LOL, Oh, the things we will do because of a poo in the potty!

Julia said...

Oh i love this and can't wait for the celebration day myself. however it may be awhile since Landon has no inclination except to pee in the tub. What to go BEAN!!!

Edelweiss said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations. We've had lots of similar celebrations in our household.