Sam and I took another trip to see the animals at the zoo this morning. Our first stop was the petting zoo. Sam likes the kune kune pigs, he always races to their pen to say hello. Today they were outside in the enclosure with the sheep and goats so Sam got to stroke their bristly backs.
Sam’s face lit up dramatically when he spotted his friend, Connor, peering through the fence at the goats and the petting animals were forgotten as he charged over to see him. It’s lovely seeing the toddlers get so excited to see each other now. Tricia and I then took the boys for a meander through the rest of the zoo. The new exhibit of naked mole rats was a big hit with the little guys, they especially liked having to crawl through a tunnel in order to see the mole rats, and were fascinated seeing the strange alien creatures scuttle through their burrows.
TMI potty update
I am proud to report that Sam has unprompted sat on his potty for every poop since Friday. With two exceptions he has also run to his potty to go pee too. The first exception was at the zoo when he told me he needed to go potty, but I didn’t get him to a bathroom in time. The second was when he had just woken up from his nap and wandered into my bedroom to find me. He had taken his pants off but was a bit disorientated and still sleepy. He had a wet accident on our bed and was then terribly distraught about what he had done. I wasn’t even curt or tense with him as it really was an accident and I don’t want to make him feel bad, but the poor little guy got terribly upset that he hadn’t gone on his potty, he just burst into tears and had to be consoled.
edit – Whoo! Another poop in the potty! I just went in to check on Sam as I knew he’d taken his jammies off and was hovering over his potty the last time I peeked in on him. He likes his privacy so I’d left him to it and resolved to keep checking in frequently until the deed was done. Well, it didn’t take long at all, he did his business and the next time I walked into his room I found him contentedly snuggled back into his bed. He’d left his big boy pants clean and dry at the foot of the bed but had tried to put his pyjamas back on, not terribly successfully. He was scrunched up with both legs wedged into one leg of his shorts, but was very happy with himself indeed, and so am I. I am so very pleased with him right now! He’s awesome.