Monday, January 26, 2009

reading on the potty

We're making some progress in the quest to pee and poop on the potty (in fact, had a major breakthrough this weekend - to be reported in an upcoming post). We've started sitting on the potty for extended periods of the day - at least once before bath and usually several times a day. We have a two-pronged approach to get Will to do this: 1) constantly remind him that he gets a donut if he pees or poops in the potty, 2) as long as he sits on the potty he can read/be read as many books as he pleases (well, until mom/dad/grandma get worn out).

Turns out he has been read some of these books so many times ("wan morre time!"), that he knows many of them by heart so can "read" to himself. Here he's reading The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss.

Aunt Jenna (AJ) got him this book as a present, and you can see in the picture on the left that she signed "to Will, Love AJ" in the front cover. This is very sweet because, as you can see in the video below, when Will opens the book and reads it, he also reads this first page - see if you can make it out.

Also, since Will now knows when the camera is pointed at him he's supposed to say "cheese" and smile - he does this a few times in the video when he looks up and notices the camera. You can also get an idea about how long he holds this smile before looking/moving his head somewhere else - so you can appreciate the fewer and fewer good pictures we are able to take of him!

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