Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What kind of mom are you?

Came across this quiz:

I'm an LOL mom, what are you?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

potty training update

Okay, so after quite a bit of panic about how to leave the house with a quasi-potty trained 25 month old, I just figured I'd have to just do it and cross my fingers. I was prepared with extra clothes, papertowels and a lot of deodorant (on me-i really get stressed about publically embarrassing situations), and so we ventured to two different stores last Friday. No accidents. Since then, we've been braver and braver, trying a couple restaurants, etc. So far so good, though we are frequenting public bathrooms and I'm doing my best to be as germ proof as I can. As we are now well into the second week, we have very few daytime accidents and mostly dry naps. For the past 4 nights, we've had two dry and two wet. I'm still putting a diaper on her for naps and nighttime, though I may start skipping the naps soon...
I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was. It was really just one full day of the constant trips followed by Dorito rewards... after that, she pretty much tells me when she needs to go or if it's been a long time, I will ask her. I know some kids/people have a really hard time, and I certainly did not have success when I tried earlier. But I don't know that this makes me some kind of potty training expert. I think I just happened to pick a good time when she was ready and happened to have some doritos in the house... Seriously, I really don't think it would have happened if I had tried to reward her with, say, raisins or cheerios. It needed to be something decidedly wicked. :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Poop in the potty, poop goes in the potty

Anyone as obsessed with OTR as I am will know the song Poopsmith... so maybe that's only greg. Anyway, I find myself singing it a lot lately, as we've been working on potty training at my house. I really find potty training to be a very bizarre thing. It just seems weird that for the first two or so years of your life, you just have no idea when substances are oozing out of your body. N. is two years and almost one month. We've been flirting with potty training for a while now, occasionally getting out the "big girl" pants and sitting on the potty, etc. For the most part, it's been met with a little enthusiasm and a lot of little puddles on the hardwod. I don't know how people with carpet ever have kids. Sidenote. Anyway, so this Monday, I was thinking we'd give it another little experiment to see if she was ready. She got lots of juice, and after a successful peepee, she got the only thing I had handy - a dorito chip (cool ranch). Well, I don't know if it was just "time" or if it was the fact that every successful potty trip resulted in a previously forbidden food, but wa-lah... we almost have a potty trained little girly on our hands. She's still having the occasional accident, but she'd doing well at daycare as well and only has one or two accidents per day. She still naps and sleeps in a diaper that are wet when she wakes up. I really have no idea how to go about the whole sleep potty training... suggestions? But nonetheless, it was relatively painless. However, now, I'm faced with the challenge of GOING SOMEWHERE with a non-diaper clad frequent pee-er. How does one do this? Travel with a roll of papertowels and extra clothes? What do you do in a public bathroom?? I'm petrified to leave the house. We will absolutely have to venture out tomorrow to go to the grocery store and I'm just at a loss... Ideas? Experience??
And the most ironic thing is?? I just spend $40.00 on a huge 4 pack of diapers at Sam's club... that's 156 diapers! I'm sure we'll get into some of them for night time/naptime, but still!