We have a new daily ritual on Mountain Lane. It used to be that when the boys and I would come home after a long day at school, we would get a cup of milk, eat a snack and play together. Sometimes we would watch cartoons or read a book, but mostly we just relaxed. Well, things have changed. Now when we come home, both boys can't wait to strip down and make a run for the potty. They know that a "successful" trip to the potty gets rewarded with a chocolate chip and a mini marshmallow. It may not sound like much to you, but Sam and Nate think it's the best thing ever. Then, after that business is done, they both like to put on their big boy underpants and proceed with the rest of their day. This has actually been pretty successful, with very few accidents. This whole potty training thing is a slow process, but we think this is  a step in the right direction.

Notice the shoes!