So long gDiapers…

Jul 2, 2013

Maybe I should make this my ode to gDiapers.  Or perhaps my ode to baby Louis.  Both things are practically no-longer in our household.  Sigh.

Louis is officially in big boy underwear.  We decided not to push the potty training thing on him until he was ready.  Two months before his 3rd birthday hit, somehow he’s decided that it is the perfect time to make the switch.  I’m so proud and so weepy at the same time.

Here’s my advice to other parents out there (but you’re more than welcome to ignore me if you’d like): Let your kiddo decide when he/she is ready for the potty.  Don’t force them into something they’re not emotionally/physically ready for.  They will eventually get there.  I promise.  Ignore the fact that your friend/neighbor/coworker/second cousin potty trained their child at 18-months.  Who cares?  Kids like to do things on their own time.  A potty is an emotional step toward non-babyhood and I think that they want to stay little as much as we want them to. 

We’ve had a toilet in our house for a pretty long time now.  Some days, Louis would excitedly sit on it and pretend to go potty.  Some days, he would scream and cry as if the mere mention of it was the most horribly awful thing a person would ever suggest to him.  We never forced it upon him, just had it there and suggested his using of it every so often.  If he said no, that was that.  One day after his bath, I asked if he wanted to put on some Batman underwear that we had in his closet.  I was certain the answer would be no.  Instead, he was very excited and wanted to put them on.  The same undies that I’d offered to him about 45 other times.  The timing was right, apparently.

We’ve had little-to-no accidents since we started this new step in parenting/growing up.  Of course at night he wears a diaper until he’s ready to handle the next step.  I am so proud of my little guy I could squeal.  I’ve also never had so many celebrations over pee and poo in the potty before.  I do it every day and no one gives me a round of applause (sometimes followed by a treat).  What the heck?

But seriously.  I used to D-I-E over gDiapers and Lou’s cloth bum.  I never thought I’d squeal so much over little boy undies.  We even have some that are single-colored Hanes with the name on the outer band.  GAH.  So freaking cute.  And to think I used to think only little girls’ clothes were adorable.  There’s basically nothing sweeter nowadays than seeing Louis’ adorable, long legs right below a Spiderman pair of undies while he’s running around playing Hungry Birds.

This parenting gig is pretty fulfilling and fun.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt :: Star Wars Style | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

Did you hear the news that I announced yesterday??  I released two new sewing patterns -- and they're both free!!  I'm still riding a little bit of a high from the fun of putting something that I designed in my own space.  I know that a circle skirt isn't anything...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

How to Open Digital Cut Files in Silhouette Studio (PLUS 4 Free Schitts Creek Downloads)

Happy New Year, ya Wild Bunch!  I thought I'd kick off 2021 with a little video tutorial AND a four-pack of free digital cut file downloads.  Not a bad way to party into the new year, am I right? I'm a huge fan of creating digital cut files for you, but...

RECENT POSTS

Fabric for Pirates :: July 2021 Reveal

We've hit the halfway mark in the month, which means it's time to share the fabric that we sent out for July's Fabric for Pirates shipment!  The summer seems to be moving faster than ever, I can't believe we are here already! Judy and I were on the hunt for the...

Paperbag Pants + Skirt, by Patterns for Pirates

I'm excitedly here today to tell you about the latest pattern release from Patterns for Pirates: the Paperbag Pants + Skirt!!  This is a constantly requested pattern style that Judy finally gave into and created for us.  And I'm so glad she did.  Because it's super...

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...