Tuesday, January 29, 2008

it's potty training time!

Lord help me! I have to potty train this kid, but it is the last thing on earth I want to do! I would like the option of putting him into preschool since he's getting kid of bored around here with me all day, it would be nice for him to be around other kids. But for him to go to preschool he really needs to be potty trained-never mind the crazy diaper bill around here!

so far so good, this morning he used the potty( with the promise of a new matchbox car) and he tried once and went a second time before his nap. once he tries he gets a small prize, once he goes he gets big hugs, dancing singing and a prize, sometimes we call family members to brag.

but picture this, me in my pj's, will in nothing at all, dancing around the living room and singing

pee pee in the potty!
pee pee in the potty!
pee pee in the potty!

it's all very silly, and it's getting a little easier to get him on the potty, because he has been refusing completely, still insisted in pooping in his diaper but oh well-at least we are making progress!

i have found there are surprises in parenting, like the terrible two's, you think you know what that will be, asserting their independence and all that, and then you get there and realize you had no earthly idea your angelic child could turn into spawn of the devil and switch back again so quickly and yeah it sucks worse than you thought it would. with potty training i thought that i would then make a big show of potty success for will, positive reinforcement, i had no idea i would actually be that happy and so proud of him! holy crap-he actually did it! and then i want to dance around my living room singing ridiculous songs.

oh yeah and i needed to get him interested in letters somehow, cause if he isn't interested he isn't doing it at all, that's just will. so we dug out the mouse, hooked it up to the computer and went onto http://www.starfall.com/ -that's a great free site that teaches, letters how they sound, has games, all the way up to kids who are reading, check it out. well he loved that! using the computer like a big boy!

poor ben has a fever due to his shots yesterday, and i'm in the middle of some huge allergic reaction to something that has caused me to be covered in a red itchy rash-arms, legs, torso ,backs of hands, tops of feet, a little on the face-and earlobes! no i have no idea what i'm allergic too, yes it has happened before-that time due to a med, yes i have asked to be allergy tested but they want to wait until ben is done breastfeeding.

so yeah, me jacked up on benedryl (or should i say down?-makes me sleepy) itchy red and bumpy, potty training my toddler, teaching him to use the computer, making homemade spaghetti sauce, and taking care of a sick baby. Nothing but glamour around here!

1 comment:

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Yay on the potty training. We sing that song at our house too! The worst is singing it in the public washrooms. So funny.
Hope your rash clears up soon, sounds miserable.