Yep, it's official, our three-year old, Jacob is potty-trained! This is so exciting because we are buying less diapers.
He is very proud of himself when he goes to "feed the fish" (code for pooping in the toilet). He still yells, "I get my Buzz Lightyear" every time he goes!
Here he is in all his glory! He picked these boxer-type underwear out himself. I can't believe how much Lily and Jacob look like each other in this pic. She has surprised us with her fair hair that is coming in slowly. I think they have the same shaped lips. We gave him a big-boy hair cut to go with his big-boy undies.
Awwww, this picture makes my heart melt. On our Mother's Day hike, Jacob was complaining that he was tired, so Marcus gave him a piggy-back ride down the hill. I love to see my children help each other. I pray they will all have a special bond of friendship as they get older. Especially between the older ones and the youngest ones.
My potty-training technique is simple. Leave them alone until they are ready. Mine were about three years old when they started showing interest. When they were interested, we went to the store and picked out a special toy that could only be played with after they went potty or poop in the toilet. When they had an accident, it was put up on top of the TV where it would be seen. As soon as they went again, they got it back. It is highly motivating after about two weeks, when they realize they seriously can't play with the toy when they have an accident. It takes the pressure off of me and puts the responsibility back on the child.
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I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball