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And so it begins…

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Well, Grossman Family West fans, mark this day as a turning point: the loss of innocence—not unlike the day that Skynet became self-aware, or when Darth told Luke he was his father.

We have been potty training Avi and, while we are not yet ready to hang a giant “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” banner outside the house, Avi has been regularly peeing in the potty… but much less regularly pooping in the potty. Today was an exciting day because there was an early afternoon poop in the potty, much to everyone’s delight. But that’s not what this post is about.

This evening, Daddy came home from work early because his friend Mark Brown happened to be in town and so we had invited Mark over for dinner. When Daddy arrived home, he found Avi happily playing with his toy trains and with Mark, but Avi was unwilling to give Daddy his typical “Welcome Home” hug, which was a little strange. Daddy soon realized why: upon insisting on getting a hug, daddy smelled a poop in the pants.

Mark, whose beautiful daughter is not yet of potty-training age, pieced together a puzzle that had been stumping him. “You know, a few minutes ago, I heard Avi fart; well, I had thought it was a fart at the time. Then—and this had confused me (but now makes sense)— your two-and-a-half year old son looked me right in the eyes and said with mafia-like seriousness: ‘DON’T TELL MOMMY‘”

And so it begins…