Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A true American


I have been trying to potty train Morgan this past month. Three in diapers was just way too much for me to deal with and remember--who was changed last? Who's due for a diaper change? Who's got the stinky bum?, etc. That doesn't even take into consideration all the money spent on diapers and wipes each month. Since I finally realized Morgan wasn't ever going to just tell me she was ready to get rid of diapers and try underwear, I decided to finally bite the bullet and deal with a few accidents and lots of time. Some days are better than others but she is making progress at staying dry for a longer time. She is still only mommy-trained and doesn't show any excitement about going to the bathroom on her own. But today as she was sitting on the toilet something inspired her to put her right hand over her heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance. At first I didn't realize what she was doing. I have NEVER heard her say the Pledge of Allegiance, never practiced it with her and she has been out of school for three months! But she said the whole thing word for word. Maybe she realizes that Kindergarten starts next week and figured the toilet was a great place to get prepared.

10 comments:

Lily said...

Love this story! Lily will put her hand over her heart at almost any instrumental song!

Aaron and Lisa said...

I love Morgan! :) All your kids are darling, but Morgan will always have a special place in my heart. Whenever I hear abou Down's Syndrome or see someone with Down's Syndrome she always comes to mind. :) I know she will do well in school and eventually potty training too. :)

Heidi Rushing said...

Some people read while on the toilet and others recite! I for one think the latter is more impressive!

karol said...

That is so funny!! :) What a smart girl!

Grandma Bethany said...

Way to go Morgan!
Seems to me that she has that great memory like her big brothers.
I remember well, Jack was 3 at the time and he had learned the Pledge of Allegiance in pre-school. We were all so impressed. Then Ryan who was 25 months, standing next to me in the kitchen, repeated it perfectly. The rest of us looked at each other amazed. The only place he had heard it, was when Jack had been saying it.
Yes, definitely very smart kids!

K&K said...

i love that story too-its great! Wat to go on the potty training-good luck!

Brittany said...

Way too funny! I love that girl, I am trying to find the time to potty train Sarah. We'll see if it ever happens.

The Ursenbach's said...

Good job on the potty training! Very impressive that you are ready to tackle it! Morgan is such a character ... how did she learn the Pledge of Allegiance?

Jenni and Chad Stewart said...

I have heard of some kids learning to potty train with a "cue", like whistling or singing - - maybe hers is reciting the pledge of allegiance! :)

Tiff said...

Priceless! :)