Wednesday, November 17, 2010
It takes a real friend to be with you through the ups and downs of life. I believe that entertaining your little brother while he learns to go to the bathroom on the big boy potty qualifies as such!
Noah has done a really good job with potty training...he actually pretty much taught himself much earlier than any of us would attempted to teach him. However, the ability to wait to go to the bathroom until he gets to a potty...and the willingness to wait until he gets to the potty are two different issues.
Developmentally, Noah has it mastered...the willing part is not something he is always on board with. He's just so darn smart and knows that if he has a pull up on, he can go to the bathroom in it without making a mess and being uncomfortable. So, we wear cloth undies most of the time...or, if Noah has his way, bare-bottomed.
Luke has been such a good big brother though...always patiently explaining to Noah and showing him where we are supposed to go to the bathroom. He even goes so far as to make sure Noah has some light reading materials and/or a narrator to do the actual reading for him.
It's so funny to watch them sitting down together ...Noah on the potty ...Luke reading the book. Moments like these make up for all the arguments over who had what toy first. I love seeing my boys interact as brothers...and best friends.
Sweet boys = one blessed mama!