Today I woke up hopeful that we might leave the house!
I planned to surprise the boys and take all 4 of us to the Omniplex! They were so excited.
I should have seen it coming, but I didn't.
Cooper has shown NO interest in the potty. I really don't want to push him, but I was terribly spoiled with Owen using the potty (no "training" involved) a couple weeks after he turned 2.
This morning Cooper said he wanted to wear "underoos" as he calls them.
I was so excited. I didn't care that he hadn't or wouldn't sit on the potty.
See, why didn't I see this coming!
I stuffed candy in my pockets for treats and really talked up the potty at the museum in hopes he might tinkle there.
We celebrated how cute he looked in his (hand-me-down) underoos. He loved how he could feel his buns through his pants. Boys!
We celebrated when we got to the museum with dry pants!
We went straight to the cool potty at the museum. Owen showed Cooper how to do it and Cooper tried. But no delivery.
Not 5 minutes later, he was soaked to the bone. He even drenched their wooden stool he was standing on!
No worries, I had back up everything...okay except for shoes and he soaked those babies too!
I was cool. He was cool.
He didn't even care that he was wet.
He totally believes that line in Billy Madison, "You're not cool unless you pee your pants!"
After about 5 minutes I told him we needed to go change.
We were getting looks.
As if I don't look odd enough with 3 brown babies so young...now one was obviously wet and his mom didn't seem to care.
Someone's going to report me.
He hid under an exhibit.
Now I was starting to care!
Stay cool. This kid loves to draw me in for a good power struggle.
I didn't stay cool long. I could feel the eyes of every person without toddlers staring holes into the back of my head. (You know all moms of toddlers were feeling for me and probably sweating for me!)
Now, at this time I have Sadie hooked to me via Baby Bjorn and she's taking a bottle.
I know, nice timing!
So, I am trying to catch Cooper and keep the pee off of everything including myself and little miss.
I finally catch him and hold him under my arm around his belly, legs out.
Can you see it?
He was kicking and screaming!
More eyeballs staring at me!
What I wouldn't have given for a camera at that moment.
I am not sure who looked funnier, me or Cooper?
Anywho, many toddler mommies pretended not to see me because they know what it's like.
Many offered to help.
We finally got changed and everyone was fine (and yes, I put him in a diaper!).
I took a deep breath and we actually enjoyed the Omniplex!
These are the moments which I remind myself we almost didn't get to keep this little guy.
I would take these pee soaked, power struggle, 2 year old episodes anyday because he's a SHOCKLEY forever!
I love you Cooperman. I am so pumped for when you use the potty, but this isn't going to happen for quite some time I am sure!