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By: Amy E
I never ever thought I would be as excited as I am right now about someone else using the bathroom. But I am and I want to share why. Recently the Tiny One has been delving into the world of potty training. He has been very successful at it so far and is quickly getting the hang of the process. But it has been the past two nights that have been some of the highlights of my short parenting career.
For the past few nights, the Tiny One has successfully pooped on the potty, flushed it on his own, waved goodbye and then washed his hands. Seeing this skill click for my toddler was such an amazing moment for me. The pure JOY and PRIDE on his face said it all as he exclaimed: "Look Mama, A BIG ONE!!!!" As I studied his enlightened face, my heart exploded into a million pieces as I shared his accomplishment and also realized simultaneously that he was quickly growing up and this was another giant leap forward in his road to independence. It seems like every single day he astonishes me with something new from putting on his own pajamas or clothes to helping me take out the trash. Each day passes by so quickly and sprinkled within it are these little moments that make all the work we do worthwhile. For now, I take the time to enjoy the moment and then lock it away in my heart. My life has changed so much and now I live for the moments like these-the feeling is unbeatable!
What kinds of little moments with your kids have impacted you? A goal scored in a soccer game, the first time they sleep all night long, the moment they got their license?
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