Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Why 2 years apart might be a good thing

Last night Bitty Girl chose "Once Upon a Potty" for Daddy to read while I cleaned up from dinner. The Boy wanted to listen, of course, as He Who Never Misses a Story.

P. started into the story, dutifully substituting our words of "pee pee" and "poop" for the book's "Wee Wee" and "Poo Poo." Commence snickering, if you are a 5 1/2 yr old boy.
Bitty Girl seemed to enjoy it, although she has shown no interest in the potty after a few early deposits a couple of months ago.

Joshua, the main character in the story, (because of course we only have the boy version--Bitty Girl gets hand-me-down books, not her own new one!) goes through the standard new potty tricks: not having to go, missing the potty, and finally proudly going in the potty.

All of which were hilarious to Mr. 5 1/2 year old. That and the part where Daddy added, "Joshua's mother, who has curly hair like The Boy and Bitty Girls' Mommy..."

Made me think that if they were 18 months apart, or even 2 years apart, the potty book wouldn't be nearly as hilarious to Mr. 4 year old.

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