Monday, October 26, 2009

Vinny and the Potty

Vinny is pretty close to being potty trained. This makes both Jeff and me immensely happy. Jeff has worked with him really hard to get to this point.

We're now at the point that he can go to the bathroom on his own, removing his own pants, although he still needs some help putting them back on. And of course wiping, when applicable. He likes to stand and pee in the potty, and is remarkably good at it.

He also sometimes needs reminders to try the potty, but more often than not does go on his own. We have an incentive system: one star for peeing, two stars for pooping, and for every ten stars he gets a prize. After he realized that he could get two stars for pooping, he started trying to do it several times a day, which is ... a little different from his natural tendencies, let's say. But as of yet he hasn't strained anything so I guess it's okay.

Anyhow, I am really excited that we seem to be near the end of the diaper era and I'm looking forward to him being completely potty trained.


EcoGeoFemme said...

Yay! I imagine that changing poo diapers for toddlers is pretty gross.

Also, I would like to request a post. I recently attended a workshop where the speakers frequently referred to Cloud computing. Can you explain what that is? They talked about it being expensive, but one of the only solutions to the massive data sets that are expected from our sub-field in coming months/years (given that our work is not eligible for the real supercomputers, though I'm not exactly sure why). No worries if you don't want/can't post on this topic, but I would be interested in how you would explain it, since you are so good at communicating complex math/computing ideas to non CS people.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the request, EcoGeoFemme. I'll try to get a post out on that as soon as I can. Right now I'm pretty swamped at work, but this will be something good to think about and work towards doing :)

EcoGeoFemme said...

Thanks for considering the topic, and you should certainly write it at your leisure. It's a blog, not work, after all. :)