Monday, July 14, 2008

silly punkin!

it's a big girl bed!


two exciting things: 1) project runway season 5 starts wednesday and 2) the fragile x conference is next week. ahh!

pretty soon we will start some official potty training around this place and at school. the biggest obstacle seems to be getting him to sit on the toilet and then stay there long enough to do some business. it's been suggested by a number of places to get a super special toy that he can only use when he's on the potty. his teacher and i agree that a light-up star wand will probably do the trick. =) and since the one i bought him a month or so ago was demolished, i'm thinking this is a good time to reintroduce fairy wands on a limited basis. so on my list tomorrow: two light-up wands.

now, i'd be willing to give him candy for actually going, but that won't fly at school. so i'm thinking stickers -- preferably nemo or mermaid -- and lots of verbal praise. now, i don't want anyone to think i expect this to work anytime soon. cause i don't. i'll be thrilled if it's accomplished within the next year. baby steps. but i do think he's ready -- he's telling me he's wet and/or dirty, he can take his pants off and put them on, and he wants to be like his pottying friends. as they say in ratatouille, "Let's DO this thing!"

oh, and i totally got spoiled tonight after last night. he fell asleep aroun 6pm. granted, it was after about 45 minutes of extreme clinging and nonsensical whining, but it works for me.

1 comment:

Kristiem10 said...

"the biggest obstacle seems to be getting him to sit on the toilet and then stay there long enough to do some business."

This is so Blake. He will only stay on for like, two seconds! Makes me crazy.