*****Warning: There will be a lot of bragging in this post about Nixon*****
If you're still here, I should start by telling you that I was really getting worried about Nixon. He'd never tell us that he had to potty. Sure, he'd go if you took him, but he never asked to go like Landon did. Also, it never seemed to bother him that he was wet. I was getting really worried that I'd be sending him to kindergarten with pull-ups. Not really, but kind of! Anyway, on the 7th, his teacher asked me to bring him some underwear. She, apparently, thought he was ready. I think my response was, "Really? Are you sure?" Haha! So, on the 10th, I took him to school in his big-boy underwear. Monday through Wednesday, he only messed up once or twice a day, which I thought was pretty good. But then Thursday rolled around and he messed up so many times, they had to put a pull-up on him because he was down to his last outfit. On the way home, he was so pitiful when I was asking him about why he didn't go potty. It was almost like he was embarassed when he told me he "pe-peed in the wunch woom." So, I'm not sure if it was embarassment or what, but Thursday when we got home from school, he told me he had to potty. Right before we left for Landon's game, he told me he had to potty. We went to Lowes right after the game and he told us in there that he had to potty. All of these times, when he told us, he was still dry by the time we got to the bathroom. Then, right before bath, he told us he had to poop in the potty. I was on Cloud 9! I went from a little boy who wouldn't tell a soul if he had messed up to one who was obviously holding it and knew when he had to go. At 1:00 that morning, Nixon woke me up. He was hollering my name over and over. By the time I got to the top of the upstairs, he was standing there waiting on me and he said, "I gotta go potty!" He was still dry from the time we had put him to bed! Since then, he's only messed up once or twice, at least once not being his fault! He's even keeping his big boy underwear on during naps at school! If you're a mom, you know how big of a deal this is! We've been buying diapers for 5 years straight! Although we do have another baby on the way, it'd be nice to at least get a couple of months off! Those things are expensive!!