Kids will always find a way to surprise you...

@wiccania (3361)
United States
August 31, 2007 3:44pm CST
My son potty trained himself a couple of months ago. His "method" is a little unorthodox as he "squats" on the seat. He's got good balance though, so I figured this would work until he gets more comfortable with the toilet. He started Kindergarten yesterday and I sent a note to school with him explaining to the teacher his method. When I talked to her after school I asked about whether he went to the potty or not. He was wearing the same clothes he went to school in, so there weren't any accidents at least. She told me that he wouldn't use the toilet but he did use the urinal. The thing is... he's never SEEN a urinal before. The only bathrooms he's been in besides the ones in homes were ladies rooms and the bathroom at preschool -- which only had a sink and a toilet. So I guess he saw other boys using the urinal and decided that that was what he was going to do. I'm very proud... and very surprised.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
14 Sep 07
Well, it looks like you've gotten off easy with the whole potty training task. Congradulations!! AT PEACE WITHIN ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
1 Sep 07
My son was the same way! He has been going to school for four years now (Three in special needs pre-school) Myself and his father had tried everything to get that boy potty trained, but it would not work. At the time we were going through a resting phase, before starting up the training again. He wore diapers to school (Was too skinny for the pull-ups) Anyway, one day he came home, and like it was all natural, just up and went to the bathroom. We made a big deal about it, but my son just looked up at us like "What?" I think he had been using the potty at school for a while, but it slipped the teachers mind to tell us!
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@johnryanr (311)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
cos they are playing
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@Ravenladyj (22940)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Oh thats fabulous! good for him! and I have to say I lvoe the whole "squating" idea and i love even more the fact that yu didnt try to break him of it or scold him..Kudos to you!
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1 Sep 07
A:) lovely boy show us the picture I alway think that children are so kitty that will bring you so much happiness and proudness.
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Oh... that's priceless. I want to eat him up. My kids are teenagers now, and I remember the trials of trying to potty train them. I never thought they'd get potty trained. They had a mind of their own. When they decided they were ready, the did it. And once they did, they never had any accidents.
@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
31 Aug 07
you are right.i can understand your proud and your joy.they are so nice makig something new,surprising us,showing us that they grew up.
• United States
15 Sep 07
Congrates to your son! I would be very peoud of him also! I hope he keeps up the good job. I was very proud of my girls when they were pottie trained..it's just one of those special moments..