Hardest thing I've had to do as a father:
When Joey does something good, you gotta get enthusiastic about it. Its the whole positive reinforcement thang...
Well, he gets so happy when he takes a dump, he wants mommy to call daddy to tell him. My wife, of course, thinks its a great idea.
This is a big thing, so I have to sound both excited and enthusiastic about it.
I work in a cube farm.
So its kinda fun to see peoples faces when I start saying (with great excitement) "You put poopoo rocks in the potty! I'm so proud of you! If you keep at it, I have some Thomas (toe-mas) tracks to add to your train set!!"
Heh... the horror on the faces of the young people... and the "awww... he's the cutest father" faces from the older ladies is all I see all day.
I probably get redder than a tomato...