those of you with delicate constitutions may not wish to read about this. you can skip this post, i don't mind. i was going back and forth about whether to write about this at all, but a large majority of the reason for my keeping this blog in the first place was so that i could look back from the future and remember when penny has done stuff; or, rather, not have to remember, because it's chronicled here and my brain does not function in that "remembering things" way that humans are supposed to have.
so. for the past couple of months, we've had a (really sweet) potty chair set up in our bathroom. it is awesome. we have the "once upon a potty" book, and we've been encouraging penny to try the potty a couple of times a day, but not pushing it at all. she's peed in it. before today, she had pooped in it once before. today she pooped in the potty again! this is giant news. EVEN MORE GIANT, however, is that when alex and penny were out and about this morning, as they were getting ready to leave barnes & noble penny told alex that there were poops in her diaper. there were not. she asked if she could use the potty. alex explained that there was no potty in the b&n, but that she could use the toilet - AND SHE DID. penny peed in public!
i will make sure to put the collapsing potty seat in our diaper bag so that poor alex doesn't have to worry about her falling in in the future, but let us mark this day in our calendars, journals and blogs. today i received not one, but TWO phone calls about elimination, and i could not be prouder.