Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hurricane Charlie to hit at 3:30 pm Today at the Thiers'

Ya know, when the biggest diapers don't fit anymore, it might be time to potty train. And when you can retrieve your own diapers and wipes, and assist in the changing process, it might be time to potty train.

~So, this is it, we're taking the plunge. Charlie's been using the potty for a year now, but still has no interest in doing it full time. I've heard from veteran potty trainers that I should just wait until he decides he wants to. And I've waited. But I don't think I can wait any longer. I've been telling Charlie for weeks that we were going to start using the potty and wearing big boy underwear soon. And now we're here. I just got him back from Austin, and I tell him, "Hey bud, tomorrow's the big day! Starting in the morning, no more diapers, you're just going to use the potty all day, ok?! And you get to wear big boy underwear. What do you think about that?" His response is classic: "I think that not a good idea, Mommy."

~Tonight as we sit down to eat, I asked Charlie if he wanted to pray. He said "No." So I said, "Ok, Daddy will pray, let's hold hands." He continues twirling his spaghetti noodles on the fork, and says, "No, just y'all (did he just say y'all!!?!!) pray, Charlie eat!"

~He is literally bouncing off the walls as I type this. He keeps running the loop from the living/dining room/kitchen. Thanks, Nana, for giving him ice cream for lunch! Ha! He's already unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper, then waded it back up, threw it in the toilet (as I'm chasing him, telling him not to do it) and flushed the toilet. I had to fish all the wet paper out to stop it from backing up. Having him home reminds me why I never get the house clean when he's around. Since he was gone Monday through today, I got so much done, even cleaned out the car, reorganized the office, filed 3 months of paperwork, etc, etc. And I'm thinking, "Oh this is great, we'll get lots of fun time together because my chores are done." Not quite...I get to follow Hurricane Charlie around the house and pick up his mess.

~Well, now he's bugging me to play the Bob the Builder online game ( He rocks at the little memory card games! He's better than I am, seriously! I always knew I had a bad memory, but wow! My kid's already smarter than me!


Angie said...

Comment from Stacia:

I'm glad Charlie is back and safe. I just give up keeping my house clean. You're so right that you just go around after them picking up. I think the goal is to get them to pick it up themselves one day. Good luck in the potty training. Let me know how it goes. I'm going to need pointers. Hadley can almost change his own diaper. Everytime I change his diaper I think it's ridiculous. It's almost embarrassing buying the biggest size diapers they make. Enjoy life with a two almost three year old. I've been listening to Mom's Notes and they keep reminding me how this is just a season, remember that as you begin the potty training journey. :)

Angie said...

Comment from Angie:

I feel the same way about diaper, "This is SO unneccessary!" But someday we'll probably look back and laugh at it all, and at how fast this season flew by us...