Could it be????
I learned years ago that I prefer waiting until a child is ready to potty train, rather than trying to convince them they want to sit on a toilet. With the first four children *I* was trained to remember to take them.....but my memory isn't what it used to be....and I was content to wait. I've learned when it's THEIR idea they catch on quickly and painlessly.
Every a.m. I have asked Stacia if she'd like to wear panties for the day. Nope. O.k.
Today THIS BIG GIRL
put on panties and wore them ALL day. She didn't have ONE accident.
Could it be that shortly we'll be without a child in diapers??? If so, it will be the first time in over 23 years.
Of course, she didn't NEED any "potty incentive," but I got nostalgic. I have an emotional connection between potty training and m/m's. ::snort:: Who can forget the days of "sinking cheerios", "making bubbles," or passing out m/m's to a child learning this marvelous life skill? I bought 3 lbs of m/ms thinking we'd shortly need them as incentive for Stacia. She doesn't LIKE them. She wanted a bandaide. Yep - a bandaide.
I realized today that Mike and I stop in the closet and grab an m/m every time we exit the bathroom. Could it be that my inordinate fondness to m/ms stems from POTTY TRAINING rather that deprivation in the jungles of Africa or the forrests of the Philippines or GREED???? It's a thought.
Even stoic, introverted, big brothers CAN be wrapped around a 3 year old's finger.
A really serious blogger would GET UP, take photos of the BIG bag of m/m's in the closet, and the bandaides...but ah well.....serious I am not.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Joyfully Penned by DeEtta @ Courageous Joy at 6:07 PM
IT'S SO QUIET
Our house is very quiet with Jared (14) gone for the week. Jared is the ultimate extrovert.
Joyfully Penned by DeEtta @ Courageous Joy at 6:04 PM