Last night I was in Alex’s bedroom letting him tear the place apart. Alex suddenly went over to the changing pad, which was leaning against the wall and said “Stinky”. Then he grabbed the pad and said “Stinky” again. He put it on the floor. I had smelled something about 15 minutes earlier, but since he was still running around, I didn’t say anything. So I asked him “Alex, are you stinky? Do you want your diaper changed?”. Alex said “Yes”, and proceeded to lay down on the mat. So I changed his diaper without him fussing at all. In fact, in the middle of it, Alex pointed towards the stack of books and said “Potty”. We’ve been reading the Potty book every night for about two weeks now, at Alex’s request. Obviously something is sinking in.
We’re getting there. Slowly, but we’re getting there. We’re not pushing too hard, but we are pushing gently.