Ethan has recently started telling us after he's done something in his diaper, and he's been waking up dry in the mornings, so we have been talking about possibly trying to potty train him. Because he will be 3 in just over 3 months. So, this morning we looked at the calendar and the weather and decided that, since this was going to be a pretty quiet week and we'd be in a lot, we'd try the potty training. Then Daniel left me alone and went to work.
This potty training thing feels more "grown-up" than most other things I've done so far as a mom. A lot of the time I feel that I'm just keeping everyone alive- not really sitting down and trying to deliberately teach someone something. And this is a big life skill!
My chosen method (for now at least) is to go cold turkey on the diapers during the daytime and just clean up the messes. I've read lots of things about potty training, and this is the method that I think most suits Ethan's personality.
Of course, within 15 minutes of putting the first pair of underwear on him, he did a giant mess in it. Then wet the next pair shortly after. And twice more later in the day. My living room floor is a minefield of wet spots from where I've been cleaning up after him. :)
But he is accepting the idea of sitting on the potty, which is enormous progress. Hopefully he'll get the hang of it soon!