Thursday, December 23, 2010

When good intentions backfire

At Dillon's last doctor appointment, the pediatrician gave him the talk about how you're not a big boy until you use the potty. He listened intently, but on the way home, he told me, "Mom, I still want to be a baby." Awesome.

Another double edged sword: He's beginning to give up his nap. Yesterday was the first day he slept in four days! Yay! No, not yay. Now, the kid is up until 9:00.

The question is: Is it better to let him sleep and stay up late, or stay up and deal with cranky baby? Here's a pic of cranky Dillon at the Winter Wonderlights.

What to do? My instincts are telling me to let him skip the nap. I don't want to give up my favorite part of my day - bedtime. Well, the few precious hours after they're in bed and I can relax.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

More Potty Talk

Picture this:

We're in the gym locker room. I'm changing into my bathing suit (bottom's on, top, not so much). Parker calls out from the bathroom stall. He's stuck on the toilet, and can't get off because it's too tall (we use a step stool at home). He's locked the door and this half naked women is not about to crawl under the stall and unlock it.

What's a Desperate Mom to do? Why, send Dillon under to unlock the door. That's right. That's what 3 year-olds are for.

And one more:

Why are four-year olds so interested in their poop? I'm finishing my dinner tonight and Parker calls out from the bathroom, "Mom, you have to come see this." Yay for me!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Farts are funny

Bodily functions are pretty funny at our house. We all got a laugh when Parker let out a huge fart tonight - even Parker. There are arguements about who has the stinkiest butt, we even sing about it (although every song these days is to the tune of "Shake Your Booty").

It was a particularly funny moment today when Parker decided he needed to go potty while we were at the park - at least I thought it was funny. I'm sure he's going to kill me when he's a teenager, but I can't help but laugh and give you all a laugh too.

Drumroll please....