We’ve had two big events recently: Brooklyn got glasses, and Emma started potty training!
After PJ figured out that Brooklyn was having a hard time reading clocks, we took her to the eye doctor. Her need for glasses was confirmed when she gleefully announced to the doctor during the exam, “I can’t read the letters on the wall! There aren’t any there! You’re silly!” (They were there, several inches tall). She also confidently identified an animal picture as a duck (cat). We headed straight to pick out pink glasses, which Brooklyn absolutely adores.
I had been putting off starting potty training for weeks, but two weeks ago Emma dragged me into it. One night I let her try on her “big girl panties” and made a big fuss about her. That night, she took off her diaper in bed, wet the bed, and greeted me the next morning by saying, “Mama, I panties.” Ok. Can’t get any clearer than that! We said “bye-bye” to the diapers and haven’t looked back.
She’s doing an awesome job! This is probably aided slightly by our potty reward of M&Ms. She loves those things. I haven’t figured out how to break it to her that there comes a day in life when you don’t get a piece of chocolate for using the toilet instead of pants. Until then, though, she’s rather enjoying her “em-ees”
Because PJ and I have no idea what we’re doing, we decided that it would be a good idea to move Emma to a toddler bed at the same time as potty training. It’s been..interesting. We’ve had the usual walk-back-to-bed nights ( I think it took us an hour to finish a “Parks and Recreation” episode due to frequent visits from a little someone). Harley has also had a visitor to his room in the wee hours of the morning several times this week. Naptime now ends when Emma says it does, not when Mommy thinks it should. I’m glad to be through these changes, although I’ve shed a few tears about how fast my baby is growing up. She’ll be two next month!
I said “say cheese” and this is what I got :-)
Four of us have been fighting a nasty cold this week, so I’m very thankful for this day of rest. Naps for everyone!