Spring break!

8 Mar

My husband has been on spring break all week. We had planned on going to visit his mom for a few days, but we all got colds! We’ve been mostly taking drives in the afternoon just to get out of the house.

Yesterday was so nice out that we went to the park.

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Apparently we weren’t the only ones who had that plan as the park was packed full of little kids. This isn’t normally a big deal except that Bea was in a shy mood…then she trip and fell, and well, she was done. You can see in the picture below that she wasn’t having it, and it was taken before she fell.

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We also decided that since we were mostly home bound that we’d start potty training the babies. It isn’t fun, at all. We’ve had one accident on the floor, and a couple of poops in underpants (from the same baby). We’ve also had business done in the actual toilet and in the potty – from both thank goodness.

Bea doesn’t like sharing her biz with us, and man can she hold out. But, on the bright side, she’s been really liking her rewards for doing it where she should. These rewards have been letting her pick nail polish at the store (hot pink, pink glitter, purple glitter, and neon purple). I’ve also been letting her dress herself as seen below, there’s been some fun clothing combinations.

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And in case you’re wondering, Lucien got some rewards too. He got some train toys, which he has been trying to sleep with…

Any potty training advice for us?

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2 Responses to “Spring break!”

  1. Llyra March 8, 2012 at 12:35 #

    potty training! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha *thud*

    advice, though? hmm. don’t make a huge deal out of failures. “oops, looks like you didn’t quite put your poop/pee in the toilet. let’s clean up and try better next time.”

    also – even if it takes a long time, I can GUARANTEE you that there’s not a single developmentally/physiologically normal kiddo out there who’s still in diapers by high school. 🙂 it’ll happen when they’re ready. doesn’t mean you can’t encourage them down the toilet path, but pushing will often result in push-back.

    • Chantal March 8, 2012 at 13:02 #

      Yeah. Rationally we know it will take time…but we want them trained now. I just keep thinking of it like when we trained Hartley – he took 2 years to train, it was awful and messy, and we started to dislike him a lot.

      But, I get the impression it’s like talking, that once it clicks there’s no stopping them. I do however, believe that Bea’s problem is that she’s a control freak (like her mommy) and for her to not go is asserting that control. I keep telling her how much better life will be if she goes in the potty…who knows if she’s even listening.

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