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FortKnox's Journal: Joey update 13

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My wife is helping out with our church's daycamp. They are going to The Beach Waterpark today. She took Joey with her, and my fatherly instincts are kicking into overdrive. She has to help watch a buncha kids, along with a little two year old that thinks he's invincible in water. Suffice to say, if you read about STB and what the stress of him losing his ring did, you have an idea of what my gut is going through (granted, STB's condition is tons worse than mine, I still am not very comfy).

I might as well update on Joey. He's potty training, meaning he usually runs around the house bottomless. The only time he's peed on the floor is when he sat on his potty chair and forgot to 'point down'. That landed on my arm, BTW.
But he's got peeing down to a T (actually, worse, cause he knows if he says "gotta go potty" he can get out of sleeping and such, so he's abusing his privilege lately)... The problem is taking a dump. He's done it a couple times on the pot, but he has taken a dump on the floor once (luckily it wasn't difficult to clean up). Its becoming tricky, but hopefully he'll figure it out soon enough.

Oh, sorry for the lack of a disclaimer, but some new parents have to know what to look forward to ;-)
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  • ...someone peeing on you and you not getting pissed off at them (no pun intended).
    • Love is getting pooped on right after you finish changing the diaper, and have the new one on, and not getting pissed about it.

      Weird, this Desitin is not sticking... And it's coming back out... And it's orange! Ack!

      Then instincts kick in and you try to shake your hand to get the poop off. And that's when you remember that baby poop is really soft and runny and it easily comes off your finger/hand when shaking and readily sticks to the wall.
  • My oldest would not take a dump on the toilet at all for a long time. She would come to us and say "I have to go poo poo" and she would go get a pull-up, put it on, go and then we would change her. If we didn't do that - she would hold it until she got completely constipated. (She would go days without a BM- drove us nuts)

    It was like that for a few months- then one day- she got over it. Now she is fine. Our second caught on really fast since she watched her older sister go through it. My son will be
  • You could've been woken up by a then girlfriend tapping you on the shoulder and saying, "do you have an extra T-shirt." You grunt "uh" and point towards the closet. She gets out of bed, grabs one and runs down the hall of your (all-male) dorm to the bathroom. You roll over into what can only be explained as the hoover dam of wet spots. I was so tempted to lock the door since I knew she'd just be in one of my T-shirts when she got back from changing her soaking clothes. Last time I ever took her out on
  • Yup. Been there. Still there, as a matter of fact. Supper time and bedtime in particular are met with "Potty. Change diaper. Poopy." in an attempt to delay the inevitable. The problem is when to call the bluff. I feel bad every time when she says that at the dinner table, and we say "Nice try, sit and eat" and 10 minutes after dinner you realize that she wasn't kidding :-/.

    Although the fun side is that she was apparently listening during all those first months when I was making a comedy routine out

  • Your JE reminded me of a Shakespeare speech I had to memorize and recite in high school. I googled it and found it here:

    Stages of Man from "As You Like It" [about.com].


    All the world's a stage,
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
    Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
    ...
    And the Last scene of all,
    That ends this strange eventful history,
    Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
    Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans every thin

  • Maybe the wise thing to do for new parents is to buy a shovel when you intend to potty train. By the way, thanks for not being to graphic on how you cleaned up. I'll probably need to know, but not now.

Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor. -- Edgar R. Fiedler

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