Saturday, January 31, 2009

At 19 months, John is a little young for potty training, but we've decided to at least begin talking about it and familiarizing him with the basics. John has his own potty down below that we keep just outside the head (bathroom) on the boat. John is fascinated with how his (and everyone else's) body works, as I guess every toddler is. He likes to accompany both Jeff and I into the bathroom and is especially curious when Jeff uses the rail... by that I mean pees over the side into the ocean. John now makes sound effects when he sees Jeff standing at the rail (its pretty funny) and sometimes he stands at the lifelines himself and makes the sounds. Yesterday after a really long nap, John woke up covered in sweat- it was really hot muggy with no wind yesterday. I took John's diaper off and let him run around on deck naked to air out for awhile, poor guy has prickly heat on his bum! Well, guess what?! Little man peed over the side! He did it with purpose too, he actually peed 3 times and got it at the rail twice, not to bad! I was so proud I took pictures, he may not be potty trained but he's rail trained!





Look close and you will notice the wood is wet, his aim isn't quite there.


John sitting on the 'real' potty, just for practice.


Chillin on his own potty (with a toy of course)

3 comments:

Janet said...

So cute, before you know it he'll have it all figured out!

Dan said...

Naked? With a life jacket, of course....

Lorren said...

How funny that he imitates his daddy! It's crazy the things they pick up, isn't it?