I'm so excited! Tristan refused to get changed when he got up this morning. Then he refused a nappy, once his night-time nappy was off. I said, "Do you want to go to the potty instead?" and he said he did. He didn't want to sit on the potty, though, he wanted to sit on the toilet. I sat him there, and we agreed it was too big for him, so I promised to get him a seat that he can sit on, and make it the right size. Then I put him on the potty. We sat there for a little while, but he didn't do anything, despite his morning nappy being quite dry, so we got up. As soon as we were in the lounge room, before I could get a nappy onto him, he made some noises and went into the corner and did a big wee. I said, "Oh, that's what we normally put into the potty, isn't it? There's wee coming out of your penis!" And cleaned up.
He still refused his nappy, so I got one of the pull-ups for him, which have Buzz Lightyear and Woody (Toy Story) on them... and they are his absolute FAVOURITE, so he was happy with that. I told him after breakfast we'd go to the potty and he could try doing a poo. So that's what we did. I gave him the light-toy Uncle Guy gave him, and he sat, and sat, and sat. I was thinking of my half finished breakfast going soggy on the table, and getting very sick of the bloody toy's noises!
Anyway, I didn't want to make him get up, so I repeated to myself: patience, patience, patience. I'm not a great one for that particular attribute, so I do need to remind myself occasionally. Well, suddenly I noticed his posture change and he put down the light toy. He leaned forward, and I could see he was doing a poo! I was SO excited! Much more so that I expected to be. But I didn't make a huge fuss, just said, "Well done! Soon you won't need nappies any more!"
The whole process took FOREVER, and, of course, involved cleaning the potty, which is annoying. But we'll go and get a step-ladder potty seat today, hopefully, and he can go straight in the toilet next time. That would make it so much simpler.
And to think, I didn't think he was quite ready yet! He's obviously decided this is important, and he wants to do it. Possibly the older girl at daycare helped influence him, since she uses the big toilet. w00t!
x-posted to purple_silk