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Monday, November 27, 2006

Apparently, it's a good idea to put a cover over a jar of cheese when you heat it in the microwave.

Live and learn.

My brother and sister-in-law are having a bit of a time getting my 3-year-old crazy nephew toilet trained. He has no problem standing at the bowl when nature calls for a pee, but he simply refuses to sit on the toilet for what we'll call a "longer visit." It's been going on for a few months and he's holding firm (not to mention holding it in). After a few accidents, my sister-in-law brokered a deal with him, whereby he tells her when he has to poop and she puts a diaper on him. It's not a perfect solution, but given the arrival of the (sure-to-be-crazy) niece in the midst of this process, they decided to let it be for the time being and work on the situation after the holidays.

After finishing dinner on Thanksgiving, we went around the table and everyone offered something for which they are thankful. Most folks mentioned things like being together for the holiday, or the food, or good health.

And then we got to the aforementioned nephew.

My brother: "Matthew, what are you thankful for?"
Matthew (without looking up from the table, or missing a beat): "Pooping in a diaper."

My mom laughed so hard I thought she might drop my niece, who she was holding at the time.

That wasn't Matthew's only highlight Thursday. He was a comedic tour de force all day, particularly in the kitchen - eating turkey as it was being carved, licking whipped cream beaters.

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend, even if you did wait to eat off plates.


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