Go Ask Mom

Go Ask Mom

Lynda Loveland: Caiden's milestone

Posted March 17, 2010

Lynda Loveland

When your child is growing up, there’s a lot of importance placed on reaching milestone’s. Is my baby crawling at the right time, walking, talking etc… Recently my four year old son reached a new milestone. One you don’t see in the parenting books but it should absolutely, without a doubt be included. I consider it crucial for the male species.

It’s not about putting the lid down. He’s about 50/50 in that department. It’s even better than that.

Recently I went into the bathroom right after him, and something caught my eye. Something odd and seemingly out of place. I saw an empty roll of toilet paper in the trash and a new roll on the holder. I rubbed my eyes and looked again. Surely MY son was not responsible for this. But the roll was still swinging on the wall. I was dumbfounded. My son, without provocation, had just replaced the toilet paper!!

I ran into the living room and asked Caiden if it was true. Without looking up from his superheros, he said yes. I praised that boy up one side and down the other. And than I repeated the process. I finished by baking him a cake. OK, I didn’t do that, but he got a big ole dessert that night!! Wonder if that will work for my husband…

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of 101.5 WRAL-FM's morning show Bill and Lynda in the Morning. You can find her here on Go Ask Mom every Thursday.


Please with your account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • JAT Mar 18, 2010

    It's the little things in life, huh? :)

  • B1H Mar 18, 2010

    That is GREAT! I have two adults in my household and either the tp roll has nothing on it or just a tiny piece left because they don't feel like reaching behind them to put a new roll on! LOL - lazy

  • robinson66 Mar 18, 2010

    Wow! Hats off to your little man. My crowd even if they have to open a new roll, will balance it on top of the empty roll and lean it to the wall. Oh so close... its such a chore to actually change it right... Good man Caiden!!

  • BEACH Mar 18, 2010

    got that child trained right. Miss see u on TV

  • Lab mom Mar 18, 2010

    Congrats and yes I would have baked him a cake!!lol My eight year old daughter still will not replace the paper. She waits until she is "on" the throne to yell for more!!

  • Piety Mar 18, 2010