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I really wish joey had a dad that loved him. I'm sure one day I'll meet someone who will care about him but I just wish I could see him have a great relationship with his bio dad but I kind of gave up on that. Potty training a boy was the thing that intimidated me the most I think. He isn't potty trained yet but we have worked on it a little bit and it isn't as bad as I thought Explaining the "standing up" part to him should be a interesting conversation LOL Thanks for the tips though
Great info!!! I know I'll run into a few questions from him when he's able to talk... but I'm trying not to stress over it right now.. It's tough to know the only man in his life for at least a while will be my father.
Seriously, I know what you mean. I used to take Joey in the shower with me at night so I could just give him a quick bath. A couple weeks ago, I was rinsing myself off and he was standing there with the weirdest look on his face and I kind of laughed and said what and he pointed "down there" like he was all confused why I looked different....all I could do was laugh That was the last shower we will ever take together LOL. Oh, and he now also says the word boob/boobies very clearly thanks to my cousin and he has screamed it in public....the joy of having a boy LOL.
I can't really say I'd want my son to have a great relationship with his biological father because that would mean he would learn all sorts of horrible things. The guy already has a son and the poor kid is confused half the time about how to act because his dad tells him to be respectful and then turns around and calls some woman who is only maybe a size 16 a fat b*tch for no reason (not to her face, just as a side comment to me as we were walking away).
But I do hope that not too long after he's born there will be a good man in mine and his life who will be a good role model. As it is, there aren't any good role models for him that are male. My mom's husband is a control freak who thinks that making oatmeal every morning and going to work is good enough but believes my mom should make lunch (on weekends) and dinner as well as clean the kitchen and other rooms. Not to mention he smokes pot and drinks more than I care for (he's not an alcoholic but I can't stand that he'll have at least two drinks of hard liquor every night because it tends to make him cranky).
I was worrying about the shower thing myself at one point. I guess I'll see how it goes but I'm kind of wondering if maybe I should just let him take showers with me until he's old enough to be trusted to be on his own in the rest of the house/apartment while I shower or until he says he doesn't want to do that anymore. I mean, it may seem odd but it's just a human body and I don't really want him growing up thinking the naked body is taboo. But we'll see.
I haven't really worried about potty training, though. Even little boys who have a dad I've noticed still pee sitting down when they're first starting out. So it's not a big deal to me and I want him to be comfortable.
i love taking Austin in the shower with me... and well he prefers showers over baths anyways... i dread the day he discovers the difference and I can't take him in any more lol. As it is, hes already discovered his penis! lol
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