Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Adventures in White Porcelein

Last night during rehearsal someone asked me "what's new" and my reply was a joyful "Buttons is wearing underwear!" It truly is a big moment although I felt the need to explain a bit as to why this ranks up there with a birthday or anything wonderful. It's an awesome milestone.

We've been buying pull-ups for a long time. I shudder to think how many we've purchased. First there were the generic butterfly ones, then came the princess ones (shudder), then came Spiderman (better), now we have Dora. We purchased books and videos, did crazy marketing schemes and even made it a social event. Santa brought underwear, she picked out underwear, we talked about underwear. Well, Buttons has been wearing underwear since Friday with only one incident, which did require the purchase of a new car seat*. Know what finally worked? We finally stopped using the pull-ups and actually put the underwear on her. You know what's even sillier? A friend nicely pointed this out as an option. Hmm, putting the undies on the daughter. Who woulda thunk it?

*At the end of a long day, we needed to go home, Buttons refused to go to the potty and 5 minutes later had an accident in her car seat. Once home, we removed the seat cover to find that two parts of the styrofoam on her car seat had broken. So, we bought this and this.

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At January 29, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Blogger Purl said...

Congratulations! It sounds like she is doing great!

At January 29, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Blogger Imperatrix said...

Congratulations! Now you need to have a bonfire celebration to get rid of the diaper bag!


At January 29, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Anonymous Uncle C said...

Mazel Tov! As you recall, Mr. Kazuti had his issue with the #2 side of the equation. #1 was easier. Could be a boy vs girl thing. Now get ready for the next parental challenges - offering enough well timed opportunities and the inevitible quick sprints to the nearest restroom.

At January 29, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Blogger Gina said...

Hooray! There is nothing like that feeling of having the big-girl panties. I imagine that once you put those on her she probably felt super important. Also, you gave her a big responsibility and trusted her with it. That speaks volumes to kids, I think. Awesome all around! Congratulations!

At January 29, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Blogger Robin said...

That is so funny! I never thought so much about underwear being an achievement (and the part about Santa bringing it for Christmas and talking about it just made me giggle!) I can see why you are excited though! Congrats! And like the other poster said, I'm sure you are sooo ready to get rid of the diaper bag too!

At February 4, 2008 at 12:33 PM, Blogger walternatives said...

Congratulations on the undies milestone! It IS a biggie!


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