I will let all of you in on a movement (on more than one level) that is taking place in our house - The Trifecta.
You see, our two-year-old got into the habit of saying what sort of waste she emitted from her tiny body, be it pee, poop or "just gas." One day, as I was doing my daddy-duty (ie. wiping) after she finished on the toilet, she told me she had just gone all three. I blurted out that she had just achieved the rare feat of "Trifecta."
And, she took delight.
With great pride she began announcing her accomplishment around our house. In just three weeks, Trifecta went from non-existence, to a daily goal. I've even received phone calls in the office proudly making known its happening.
That is really all I wish to say on this topic. Perhaps I just gave you (teens) your first valuable parenting advice when it comes to toilet-training. For that, you can be eternally grateful to me!
On a completely unrelated topic, yet in light of the upcoming parish forum on contraception, you may find this article enjoyable.