Friday, February 15, 2008

Captain Underpants

Quinn had his first foray into underpants wearing today.

Shortly before we went to pick Sam up at his bus, the subject of underpants came up. I showed Quinn our stash of them and he emphatically said no to Madagascar, Spiderman, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Bob the Builder underpants.

But the Finding Nemo underpants? He wanted to wear them.

I put them on him, told him he'd be able to run faster if he was wearing them, and we took off toward the bus stop, Quinn running at top speed.

"I'm wearing underpants," were his first words to Sam after his big brother got off the bus.

"I'm wearing underpants," he told everyone we ran into on the way home. Both familiar neighbors as well as a complete stranger.

I took him to the potty several times with no results. An hour and a half later when I put him on the potty, he'd already had an accident. He hadn't even noticed.

Oh well.

At least he's willing to try them out. Both Sam and Jack looked at underpants as some sort of horrible torture device and screamed and screamed when I initially tried to get them to wear them.

At least it's a step in the right direction.


  1. Woo-hoo, go Quinn! The first few days with the underpants are always damp, but he's on his way to being all grown up! (Yikes!)

  2. ROFL! Your title reminded me of the Captain Underpants books which a friend's son was in love with...

  3. He'll get it. But I'm thinking Quinn might just have to do it in his own way. :)
    It's terrific that he was excited about it - and he can run faster? Brilliant!

  4. Joeymom, yep, damp days ahead. I can't believe we might see a day where we don't have to buy diapers.

    Niksmom, I haven't had to read the Captain Underpants books yet. I think that as soon as Sam is aware that they exist, we will have to.

    BetteJo, you're so right. Quinn will probably be just as eccentric about potty training as everything else.

  5. Potty training my first two was no fun AT ALL!! Things have started out better this time....we'll see how it goes. Good luck to you and Quinn!! Hopefully this will be a smooth process!

  6. It's funny, Kelly. After potty training two boys, I feel like I should know how to do the third with my eyes blindfolded. But because all three of them have been so different, I feel like I'm starting from scratch. What do you think?

  7. Yippee!!! Moosie is just now in potty training mode...waking up dry, recognizing he needs to pee, etc. But underpants? He thinks those are a gift from the devil. Will. NOT. wear. them.

  8. Wow, big boy bed and big boy underpants all in one month!


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