7.14.2008

a serious conversation may be in order...

Esme and I made an apple pie last week to celebrate her inauguration into pottyhood. She was sitting on the potty as she likes to do, and suddenly surprised both of us with a little splash. I think she shocked herself more than me, but we quickly recovered and celebrated with high-fives and a triumphant flush.

Wagon

So aboard the “potty train” (as toddler Holden would say) we go, once again. And when I say “train” I actually mean more of a slow boat...we give her time, encouragement and patience and let it happen as it will. Or sometimes, won’t. Whatever. She’ll be in underwear sometime before her high school graduation and that’s all that matters.


Berry Picking

But, we still highly encourage things along because man, will we be happy when our diapering days are over. So the other evening, while Brian is getting Esme dressed for bed, he mentions that “pretty soon, you’ll be able to wear underwear just like Holden!” Esme processed the information for a second, beamed a smile and without missing a beat came back with, “Yeah! And me get peni$ too!!”

Oh dear. I think we’ve got some explaining to do…


Shucking

The pics, totally unrelated to Esme’s gender conundrum, are from today’s excursion to Sauvie Island to pick some not-quite-ready-but-perfect-berry-picking-day-anyway blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Then we bought some pre-picked berries to make a not-quite-sweet-but-perfect-with-vanilla-ice-cream marionberry crisp!


Eating Berries

My berry-picking partners were perfectly sweet, as-is.

9 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations to Esme! I vote for the slow potty training. We did that with Dieter and it was so stress free, and yes, he is out of diapers well before high school graduation.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done to Esme! It is always easier toilet training over the summer. Just think how much less stuff you will need to take with you when you don't have to take diapers everywhere you go! The berries and corn look delicious.

Ruth Kennison said...

Hi there,
Your blog post popped up because we have a program that searches 'potty train.' Thought you might find it amusing that we wrote a book called The Potty Train, which the kids might enjoy. Have a great day and good luck. Here's the link:
http://tinyurl.com/5v2cck

lisa s said...

oh my god i almost spit out my orange segment!

too funny

MoziEsmé said...

That's hilarious!

My Esme is loving the potty chair, too - sits on it, bathes her doll in it, etc. I keep waiting for that first "tinkle," though! Not rushing or anything . . .

Julie said...

Congrats to Esme! I'm sure she'll potty train before graduation, but remember who her grandma is...she may still have some accidents;)

Simply Stork said...

What a big girl :o)

~simply~

DomaMama said...

Now you have to give her the lecture about how she really doesn't need a peni$ because being a girl is the best thing ever! Then, immediately enroll her in Rock & Roll Girls Camp so she can jam out like the fabulous 12-year-old we saw at Mississippi St. Fair this weekend.

Chloe said...

Yey for Esme! Woohooo.
God luck with your adventure into pottydom!
I will be going there too soon!