I am keeping at it with the diaper free time in the afternoon. Usually at first Julius will object and comes running at me singing his sad ballad ‘diaper change’ … I console him and tell him he does not need a diaper right now, that he is a big boy and that he is doing so well with the potty … then he goes to the drawer and grabs a diaper and returns to me for an encore:
Then I distract him, let’s say with peeling and cutting a pear … and suddenly all is well.
As for the gory details: (Judging by the lack of comments, no one is reading these stories anymore anyway, so I can get into gory details)
Today I started reminding him several times about the potty and twice he went and did #1 … then a while later I noticed him in a squat position while playing and I was about to say something, when he got up by himself, sat on the potty .. and 5 minutes later he said ‘fato’ (Italian for ‘i am done’) and tadaa … #2 missed the floor. Yeah. A bit later he did the same thing again (without any reminder) with another pee.
Then it was time for bath, bed and beyond.