Sunday, November 28, 2010
I certainly don't want to jinx things with the title I chose for this post, but for the first time I have a solid feeling that the last diaper we change for Lukas is lurking out there somewhere. That it will actually happen. This is opposed to Mrs. LIAYF or I changing him out of his teen Huggies before sending him off to morning calculus class - which a couple of years ago seemed like a plausible scenario while we changed diaper after diaper...after diaper.
I have no plans to stand on my porch holding a cardboard sign that reads 'Mission Accomplished!' And I don't want this post to serve as a digital version of that either. I am just speculating, based on recent developments.
Save for naps and night time sleep Lukas has been in underwear for well over a year now. It was a real struggle back then as we literally had to take him to the bathroom every 30 minutes to make sure that he didn't wet himself. Even with those measures, we had to change clothes often in the early days. And, even though he started to stay dry most of the day into these past Summer months, when we sent him back to his pre-school in August the change in routine caused a bit of a backslide.
But recently our son has been stellar in his bathroom habits. He has stayed dry nearly every day and the only recent accident he had was during our crazy snow ordeal last week. And who could blame him for that? Additionally his pull up diaper has been dry 9 times out of 10 recently when he wakes from his nap, and it has been some time since his morning diaper has been fouled by anything other than dampness. Plus, there have even been a few recent occasions on the weekend mornings where, lying in bed we have listened as he has awoken and gone first to the bathroom before coming to our room to snuggle.
Dare I say that the whole changing routine has become easy? That these are the diaper days that we could only dream of 3 years ago? What the heck. Yes, I will say it with conviction. Even if some cosmic force wants to teach me a lesson, and an extra messy crap explosion is in my near future.
This is parenting, not baseball. I'm not superstitious. And besides, I have dealt with a lot of poop in my day. I could handle that.
So, time will tell. But I've gotta say, I have a good feeling about this one. Good enough that I huddled up with Mrs. LIAYF at nap-time today and we decided that we would leave Lukas in underwear for his mid-day sleep. He was excited about it. That's where he is as I write this post.
So far so good. Yes, the end is nigh.
P.S. It turned out to be a 1 1/2 hour nap and he woke up dry to much praise. He grinned from ear to ear.
Posted by James (SeattleDad) at 3:52 PM