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Our 3-year-old is celebrating this week, and struggling at the same time.

What else is new at that age, right?

We’ve rather dramatically turned the corner in bathroom behavior. This weekend, he exuberantly informed us that we could give his pull-ups to “another baby.” He then stayed dry all night, including one self-guided trip to the bathroom.

There’ve been a few accidents since, naturally, but we’re well on the road. High-five for the little guy.

However, he’s been on an emotional roller-coaster of late, manifested most recently by fears of things he’s never feared before — the water in the bathtub, the towels used to dry him off, innocuous stuff like that. And this from a kid who’s afraid of very little.

He’s a challenge, this little guy. But he’ll make an impact in the world. I can see it coming.

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