Sunday, February 15, 2009

Poop in the Potty.

Dave just trounced down the stairs triumphantly holding the Baby Bjorn potty above his head. He nodded with a glint in his eye.

"Did he just poop in the potty?" I asked.

No words. Just a grin.

"Really? He pooped in the potty? What happened?" I am not sure why I asked that last question. Dave launched into a story that started with "practice grunts" and ended with a "good sized poop."

"And you brought the potty down so I could inspect the poop?"

He looked a bit uncomfortable. A look passed across his face as if it was the first time he realized that this might be a bit strange. In my pregnant state, I can barely stay in the room if their is a trace of toot. Not that if I wasn't pregnant, I would want to pass judgment on the scat. He quickly retreated into the kitchen with the pooped in potty.

The kitchen?

I eventually followed to size up the scene. I found Dave tying up the poop in a Target bag and setting it in our kitchen trash.

" could have just dumped it into the toilet."

Another sheepish look crossed his face. "I didn't think of that."


rleibel said...

One small step for Spence. One large step for noses everywhere!

Hurrah for Spence! And hurrah for his dedicated parents!

Emily said...

Yay Spence! And what good timing he has. May there be a few less diapers to change in the Snyder house :)

Anonymous said...

Bravo Spence!! My advice is to take it cool...As soon as Malaika caught wind of it being our agenda she wanted nowhere near that potty chair for at least 4 months. It wasnt until the Elmo video that we were finally all saved...
Missing you!!

mrotzie said...

I totally would've wanted to see the poop!

mrotzie said...

I mean, if Henry had pooped in the potty, I would've wanted Mike to show it to me. Not that I wanted to see Spence's poop. Just to clarify. :)

Anonymous said...

What a milestone. So exciting!!!

KMS said...

For the record, we are under no illusion that we are starting potty "training." Just playing with poop and the potty. :)

mrotzie said...

I told Dave this the other day, but I read an essay online where the author said it was actually easier to have two in diapers than to have a newly-potty-trained toddler who needed to go RIGHT NOW while she was trying to nurse or tend to a newborn.

annalise said...

This story is Hilarious! Thanks for giving me a good laugh.