The good news: Caleb is starting to use the potty fairly regularly, even without reminders.
The bad news: He has discovered the hidden power of the phrase “I have to go potty!” and is abusing it with regularity, using it to extend his bedtime, to get out of sitting still and quiet in church services, and to escape from the shopping cart when he’s tired of the child safety seat.
It’s a trade-off, to be sure, but one that I gladly accept in exchange for my youngest child taking responsibility for the management of his own bodily functions.
Goodbye, diapers! Adieu, PullUps! It’s been…absorbing.