Friday, June 19, 2009

Turn of events...

So, here we are working on getting Charlie potty trained. He's doing ok. The last couple of days have been about 50/50 accidents vs successes. So far today he's only had one accident, so things are improving (knock on wood ;).

Brigit is where things really get interesting. A couple of weeks ago she was driving me crazy with her not wanting to wear a diaper, so I decided that I would get her a potty for herself. That way we had two whether it be for each child or for each bathroom. Anyway, I worked with her for a couple of days and I've read into a few different methods/ideas. (If your curious, let me know and I can go more in depth later.) Things didn't seem to be going anywere really, so I backed off. Well, last night after she had gone to bed she woke up at about 11:30PM. This is definitely out of character for her. As I got her she indicated that she needed a diaper change. As I took off her diaper I realized that it was completely dry. I suggested that she try the potty. She did and had a great success. I put her diaper back on and she went to bed. Then this morning she actually woke up dry!!

Today I have offered the potty, but she hasn't done anything really. I change her all day long because if she's a little wet, she freaks out and starts pulling at her diaper.

Crazy, huh!! We'll see what happens over the next little while.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Potty Time!!

Oh, yes... I have decided that it's time to get serious about potty training Charlie. He is well beyond 3 and I've about had it with 3 kids in diapers. I'm amazed that I've been dealing with 3 in diapers for 4 months now. WOW!!

So, today it is. We had nothing going on and not really anything to do specifically and I decided that it was time. Mike backed me up really well and after about 3 accidents told Charlie that he doesn't get diapers any more. He is done! After that he went pee 2 times before going to bed. So, I figure today has been a success. We'll see how tomorrow goes, but so far, I think it'll be ok.

I am very excited for this to happen, so hopefully I can not pressure him too much and keep him going. Like I said before though, we'll see what happens and just take it one day at a time. It'll be interesting to see how Brigit handles all of this. A couple of weeks ago I ended up buying a little potty for her because she sure gave me an upset. So, she will sit on the potty as well.

What will I do if I can get 2 out of diapers at once? I think I will love it, because I haven't done that since Ben was the only one.

I'll keep you all posted!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A 5 Year olds Logic

Actual conversation with a five year old:

Situation: Ben, having been sent to bed slightly earlier than normal is throwing a tantrum. His mom, not being able to calm him down leaves the room stating that when he can act like a five year old and not a two year old she will come back and say good night. A few minutes later Dad walks by the room:

Ben: MOM, MOM, MOM . . .

Dad: Mom told you that when you start acting like a five-year old she will come down and say good night.


Dad: Than you need to act like it.


Dad: Five year old don't cry like that, two-year olds do.


Amazing isn't it. I need to get this kid working on logic puzzles now. He might be pretty good at them.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My Heart Took a Picture

This is something I hear my mother say a lot. I had one of my own moments of these a few days ago. I was sitting on my bed feeding Jacob and Brigit was napping. While I was feeding the 2 oldest were playing on the bed in front of me. They were standing on the edge of the box spring and falling onto the bed. It was so silly, but oh so cute to see them. It was fun to be able to be involved in some way in their world of fun. I'm sure I will forget what the game was all about (this may have happened already), but I will never forget how cute they looked and how much fun they were having.

I know this time goes fast and any of you that are on the other side of this "time" know it, but I guess some days it feels more real than other times. I'm not sure how things are going to go as my kids get older, but I hope that I can enjoy the times a little more than I have before they do get older and I am left wishing there had been more.

Kids are great!! Enjoy some time with them today. :)
Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.