or at least not while we're at home. Why he's better when we're not at home is beyond me). That is, until just after he's gone potty in his drawers. "YUCKY pee pee", he'll run and tell us. Yeah, no kidding. And then there are the days where I walk into a room and find this...a pair of little, abandoned undies.
Obviously, he's not the first kid in the world to want to wander around with no clothes on. I guess I just wasn't quite prepared to see him streaking through the living room out of the blue or find myself calling out, "Son, where is your underwear?" every five minutes. It was a little different with SweetPea. When she was potty training, we were the ones who confiscated her undies and made her go pantless until she'd use the toilet. Not that I think she minded much. The thing was, it only took two different occasions of her messing all over the place and on herself before she decided the experience was gross and that if she had no underwear on that she'd make sure she did her business in the toilet. With Lil Buddy, I'm not convinced that peeing all over himself (or worse) would be much of a deterrent. As it is, when he has his undies on, I've seen him stand there watching himself pee all down his leg, then tell me "yucky, gross" and tear his soaking drawers off. Not to mention, with a complete different set of "plumbing" I worry about walking into a room only to find he's peed all over a wall...or a bookcase...or the TV. With underwear on, at least there's something there to contain the spray.
I'm spending a lot of time and energy these days chasing down a set of bare cheekies and forcing them to keep under cover. And still, he always finds a way to wrestle the britches back off. At this rate, I may have to resort to duct tape. Hmm...there's an idea.