Here’s some toddlerhood for you, from the bruised legs (we don’t beat him, I swear!) to the messy face, and the fresh haircut. It looks less like a bowl cut in real life, I think.

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I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed this age (2.5) so much. Mostly because I was quite pregnant at this point with the last two and probably just napped through it.

You’d think NOT gestating someone this time around would make me on top of potty training, but I’ve adopted an IDGAF with this one. Stay in diapers forever, whatever.

Except not really forever because his poops are getting large and seriously gross, and he hides in a corner and then walks around with a loaded diaper, blaming the stink on everyone but himself. Mostly, the dog.

“Lowell, do you have a stinky butt?” 
“No, momma. Arlo has tinky butt!” Ewww! Arlo tinky!”

I seriously DETEST potty training, but the dog is mostly house trained now so while we’re still used to cleaning puddles of pee off the floor it’s like, just rip off the bandaid and get it done.

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He does look so cute in those little undies.

I picked up a pack of underwear emblazoned with his favorite character- Lightning McQueen. And then stocked up on some special treats as incentives.

These Thomas and Friends minis are his newest obsession, and substantially cheaper than giving him a full size train every time he unloads in the toilet. I can’t believe I have to pay him for this life skill that will help him find a future partner.

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So I guess we’re doing this. We’re embracing toddlerhood and running with it.

The only way out is through.

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Fingers crossed I only slip on a few puddles on the way.

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