Potty training can be difficult, and it is not just about getting your child to bed. Every child learns at a different pace, so every child is unique.
Some children are able to transition easily from diapers to underwear, while others may need more guidance.
This father and son team make potty training look easy. The hilarious and heartwarming video of Matty, two-year old, and dad Greg DeVito made in 2019 went viral.
Matty’s mom, Dani DeVito, was recording Matty and Greg’s conversation in the bathroom. The adorable toddler is seen sitting on the toilet, his onesie pulled up to his chest and his striped socks covering his tiny feet. His father was seated on the toilet floor in front.
While they were talking, Matty suddenly spoke in a funny, gravelly and slightly-Southern accent that neither Greg nor Dani had ever heard of.
“I didn’t poop. I peed!” the little guy said triumphantly.
Greg was taken aback by the change in Matty’s voice and the character he’s suddenly taken on.
“Wait, you didn’t poop?” he asked.
“No, I peed,” the toddler insisted.
“I thought you pooped, too.”
And comes the weird voice again…
“I didn’t poop, I peed.”
Greg tried to contain his laughter, but he began to cry. The sweet boy can see his tears and is alarmed.
“Is sad daddy?” he asked while tilting his head sideways to get a closer look at his dad’s face.
“No I’m not. I’m trying so hard not to laugh I’m crying. It’s funny. You’re a funny guy,” Greg assured him.
Matty then reached for Greg to give him a hug.
“It makes me feel like I’m doing my job as a parent,” he said. “One of the things that I really, truly want to accomplish is to raise a kid who is compassionate and caring and takes others’ feelings and concerns into account.”
And just to make sure he understood it clearly, he asked once again: “Did you poop?”
Greg laughs when Matty answers again with that strange voice.
The pair then high-fived, giggling together. Neither Dani and Greg taught him how to do that voice, but they’re glad they were able to capture the moment.
“It was a one-time thing and he was probably saying it for about two minutes before I even got my phone out,” Dani recalled. “We don’t know where the voice came from. We don’t know. He’s just a goofy kid. He says it all the time now because he’s randomly seen the video with us, but it’s not a normal occurrence by any stretch of the imagination.”
The video was shared on social media by Alyssa Milano and Kristen Bell, who both shared it.
Matty doesn’t know that he is an overnight internet celebrity. He’s just focused on completing his potty training and making his parents laugh with his comical acts.
“(Matt) has no clue. I tried to tell him that Anna from ‘Frozen’ thinks he’s funny, and he just agreed that he was funny. He’s a funny kid. We’ve got friends and family sort of spread out all over the place, so we use Facebook just like every other parent does, just to share our kid with the world, but we definitely never expected anything close to this happening,” Dani said.
To date, Matty’s video has garnered a whopping 31 million views on Facebook and 39.4 million views on YouTube! He has made many happy with his antics.
By now, we’re pretty sure this sweet toddler is already potty-trained. But if you need some laughs, here’s a look back on Matty’s giggle-inducing potty training session with his dad. The video below shows it.
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