Saturday, September 05, 2009
Wanna go pee-pee!
In the past week, baby Stephanie has become fascinated with going potty. She wants to do everything we do (especially what Ellie does), and now she wants to use the potty too. She tells me "wanna go pee-pee", takes me by the hand, and leads me to the toilet, where she maneuvers the kiddie ladder/seat into position and tries to climb up. I've been amazed. She loves to go potty! The thing is, she is terrified of sitting there bare-bummed. The first few times, I de-pants-ed her and plopped her down, and she screamed and writhed like you would not believe. Leave the pants on, and we're in business. Okay, whatever makes her happy. She really does like sitting there. She knows toilet paper is involved, so she always requests some, which she then uses to polish the right handle of the ladder/seat before shredding it into satisfying little pieces to scatter on the floor.
Today, she didn't want to nap. I listened to her in her room, having a talk with herself and a bit of a shout at me, for a while before going to set her free. As soon as I opened the door, she smiled widely and announced, "Wanna go pee-pee and have kay-kay!" Kay-kay is baby Stephanie speak for "cupcake". She's a girl who knows what she likes.