A milestone to celebrate
We had given up when our son finally used the bathroom independently. I remember it was summertime, and I was at work. He was spending time with his dad and his older brother at home, so they decided he wouldn't wear a nappy. He just wore his underwear all day. Surprisingly, he went to the toilet alone when he needed the bathroom. Dad followed him, and there he was. He needed to pee, and that was it.
He started using the bathroom independently at 9 years old. Since then, he would refuse to sleep wearing nappies, and not even a single day that he had an accident. I guess he was mentally ready.
I remember celebrating that day even though I missed it. I had desperately waited for this moment and couldn’t believe what I was hearing.