Saturday, May 31, 2008

"Put My Pants On, By Myself!"

This is what I was greeted with when I got Brady up from his nap on Friday: "Put my pants on by myself, Mommy!"

My initial response was: "very good!" I always like to encourage Brady when he has done something on his own.

Any then, my mind quickly went into another mode...ahhhh!!!

Me (aloud): Wh-, why did you need to put your pants back on? (actually shorts - but I did not correct him, that was not what I was concerned about!)

Me (In my mind): Why were they off? OH, NO! Are his shorts wet? His sheets wet? What type of mess am I going to find?????

I quickly looked at him - his shorts were on perfectly - and then I scanned the bed and saw his diaper. Open. Laying on the bed! It was soaked! Then I took him off of the bed and saw that his shorts were dry (oh good, he must have just done this!), and then I told him that he should never take his diaper off...only mommy and daddy does that, etc.

I did not yell at him, but the way that I responded to the situation definitely made a point to him - the poor little guy cried!

After a new diaper was put back on, (my point was made that he does not take his diaper off) and many hugs later...I thought to myself - he did a great job of putting his shorts on and pulling them up all by himself! Go Brady!! :)

4 comments:

WherestheBox said...

Don't you love it when they leave out the important details!

samismom22 said...

Oh so cute!
I love that"what am I going to find" moment! :)

TCC said...

hee hee hee hee!

He so reminds me of Jeter in the way he responds to you. All we had to do is give him a stern look and he was near tears. To Barber, the stern look is an invitation to make funny faces!

TCC said...

hee hee hee hee!

He so reminds me of Jeter in the way he responds to you. All we had to do is give him a stern look and he was near tears. To Barber, the stern look is an invitation to make funny faces!