Thursday, August 20, 2009

Potty Talk

As Hayden approached the 2 year mark and beyond I decided that it was getting a little too embarrassing to have him still hiding his face in the seat of my pants and grabbing my boobs at random times, especially in public, so I started telling him quietly that those things are private and we don't touch them. He's been pretty good about it. Once in a while he forgets and I have to remind him not to do it. I was never quite sure how much of the "private" talks actually sunk in until today.

We haven't quite gotten to potty training again since our first failed attempt nearly 7 months ago. I've been dreading it, but also looking forward to it as I CAN'T STAND changing poopy diapers. They are the bane of my existence. I assumed that when I became a mom I would love my child so much that even his poop would smell like roses, but sadly it's not so. I gag multiple times while changing them and curse the guy who invented diapers. Somebody has got to invent a better way to deal with pooh. SERIOUSLY... I digress.

This afternoon I noticed Hayden getting the funny look on his face and making for a corner. I politely waited until he was done before I asked him if he had a dirty diaper. Here's how the conversation went:

Me: "Hayden did you go poopy?"
Hayden: "NO" (he always denies it)
Me: "Come here and let me check your diaper."
Hayden: "NO, you can't look at it, that's private!"

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