Sunday, September 18, 2011

Captain Underpants

Matt has had a super couple of weeks on the potty without a single accident! It was like a switch was flipped and he just got it. We celebrated today with a trip to the outlet mall for a 7 pack of glow in the dark dino underwear!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Superhero race

Just further proof that weird is the new black!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Treasure the little things

This little "nut" (as my son called it) was one one those little gifts. The "Here, Mom, I found this for you," kind of treasures that come with such pureness of heart.  The kind we tend to throw in the trash after an hour, a day, or a week. But this one I'm going to treasure for awhile, on my nightstand, from my sweet little boy.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

My whimsical girl

Tonight as KK was being tucked in for the third or fourth time she told me she wanted to paint one wall of her room blue then decorate it with clouds and monkeys wearing caps with peace signs on them that were sleeping on the clouds. Sure kid, no problem.

Not my baby anymore

After months of complete apathy, violent opposition, and stubbornness that can only be genetically transferred, Matt seems to finally be giving potty training a legitimate shot.

We had decided that this weekend we were going to make Matt wear underwear, ready or not. On Friday night he had a dry pull-up so I decided no time like the present. Off to the bathroom we went. Matt was not happy, rolling on the floor and saying he wanted to go to his room. I was sitting with my back to the door, barricading him in until he "tried ". In this bedlam, I waxed philosophical and wondered which parenting book this technique was in. It was beginning to get old and I started to back-pedal, how could I get out of this without seeming like I was caving? Then inspiration hit, "Matt, you can go in your room if you take your potty with you and try in there. " This was received with a quiet look of serious contemplation. "OK", he said. So he took the potty into his room, sat down on it, and immediately peed! Wow, not only is my son stubborn,  he is a control freak. Still, it was a victory and we celebrated - ice cream and temporary tattoos for anyone who wanted them. Matt did so well that KK was getting close to a sleeve by Sunday night. Let's hope the kid really gets it this time.