BewareHere's what you might find when you have to replace a ten-year-old dryer and you look behind it for the first time in, oh, ten years:
"What is that?" Eli 12.5 asked.
"Oh my God," Gloria said. "That's your potty chart!"
"What the heck?" Eli asked.
"When you were potty training, I kept a calendar and put a sticker on each day when you used the potty."
"I see kind of an alarming three-day gap there, dude," I said.
He laughed. "I have no memory of those days," he said.
"This is from March of TWO THOUSAND FOUR," Gloria said.
What I remember about Eli's toilet training is that we tried to teach him a little soon, and he wasn't really ready. Then, as soon as he decided he was ready, he basically learned instantly.