For years my wife and I have coaxed Whitney to put something into a container. We've always been told about how important developmentally it is for a child to "put things in." And we have always been pretty pleased with Whitney, because after much coaxing she will usually put the block in the box, or whatever. But she would only do it after we had pestered her a great deal.
But that's all in the past now, because at our house "in" is now the in thing. At dinner time any food that will fit ends up in Whitney's cup. Melanie has had to keep me from scolding Whitney about it a couple of times by reminding me that it's an important developmental step. Silly me, it looked just like any other mess to me. And that's not all.
Yesterday morning Whitney got up before anyone else and decided to have some fun. She headed for the bathroom on our main floor and lifted up the lid of the toilet. She proceded splash and get toilet water all over the floor. This was one first, but she didn't stop there. Next she headed to the garbage and decided an empty milk jug would float really well there in the toilet bowl. You should have seen my face when I got up and found her and the mess a little while later.
So I guess we have conquered "in" pretty well at our house even if it means garbage in the toilet! By the way, no picture of this one because I was so shocked by what Whitney had done, that taking one slipped my mind.