Friday, September 19, 2008

A Big Moment

Disclaimer:  Bodily functions ahead.

This may not strike anyone but Cat as a momentous occasion, but there you have it.

Elastigirl has had the stomach flu for the past three days.

She was not at school on Wednesday.

Yesterday, she came and had diarrhea twice within an hour, but although we called home, she was not picked up.

Today, when she got off the bus, she went to sit down and wait for the rest of the kids.

After a few minutes, she kinda rolled down onto her belly.

After that, she would not sit down.

She got up on her knees, and I noticed a tell-tale mark on her clothes.  She'd had a little diarrhea again but had mostly urinated.

But here's the kicker.

She was uncomfortable because of it.

In other words, she was aware of being wet and made uncomfortable by it.

Elastigirl has, for years, been able to communicate having had a BM (in than conventional and less than...pleasurable...way), but the real obstacle to any kind of toilet training was that she just didn't seem to notice or care if she was wet.

Today, she cared.

Yee-haw.  :-)

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