Since Easter, Eric has made huge strides in so many areas. First and foremost, he's fully potty trained!!! YAY!! He has been since Easter weekend, but I was waiting to get that winning shot of him in his cute little underroos. Unfortunately, things stay so busy around here that I never got it. I did get some fantastic shots of him proudly sitting on the potty, however! You know..the pictures that are stuck on my camera? Never fear! I will leave space right HERE for those pictures!------------------------------------------------
Although initially frustrating, (I really didn't think I would survive the first 2 days), I am pleased with how we went about potty training. Thank you all for your advice and comfort! In the end, the best plan for Eric was simply to let him take his time with it. Yes, he was potty trained a bit later than most kids, but that's okay. Taking it one step at a time and being patient as opposed to pushing our own agenda, prevented everyone all around from a world of stress. We have had very few accidents and he has amazing control! One child out of diapers! Hooray!
He also learned another skill - not quite as useful as reading, but highly amusing for the time being: tattling. I don't know how it ever occurred to him that he should tell on his brother if Matthew was being "naughty", but we all got a good laugh while we were in North Carolina one Sunday. Eric had asked to go see Nana but I had assumed she was using the bathroom and told him no and explained why and continued to get ready. Matthew was crawling all over the place, happy for some freedom. Suddenly we hear Eric running through the house, "PAPA! PAPA! PAPA! Mattmoo crawling into Nana!" Seriously? Did he just go to tell on Matthew? We all got a good laugh out of it and allowed Eric back to see Nana who was simply putting her make-up on. It happened once again during our stay there and he came quickly running to me to inform me of Matthew's misdeeds. I can see John and I are going to get quite an earful as the boys continue to grow!