Monday, February 27, 2006

Grown independent in the U.S.A.

When you can go to the bathroom unaided, that's independence. Maylin found her wings at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Thanks to this little, cushiony toddler potty seat I found at Target in Ohio last September that you simply plop on top of the seat of a regular-sized toilet, she's able to sit comfortably on any foreign toilet. (Unfortunately, I do have to carry it everywhere in my backpack.) She puts the seat on herself, moves the stepstool over to the toilet, climbs up, pulls her pants down, goes, wipes, pulls pants up, flushes, and removes the seat. She then washes her hands and turns off the bathroom light. This is amazing to me -- and liberating. And life-changing, for the both of us.

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