OK, first things first. You see that little brown button on the bottom of this blog post? The one that says “Click Here to Vote for Us”? Could you please do that? My blog is now #27- that is totally unacceptable! I must stay in the top 25!
The potty training is going well.. just one accident today, from Miss Princess. Little by little, they are waking up dry from naps, and Lily usually wakes up dry in the morning too. She just doesn’t quite get to that potty fast enough when it’s time to go #2. Poor thing, here I am discussing her bowel movements on the internet. I hope she isn’t too scarred.
I began potty training day one by giving them only praise when they used the potty, but quickly discovered that treats are a much better motivation for my kids. Day two brought about the treat system, and a LOT less accidents; two M&Ms for #1, and a Dum-Dum lollipop for a #2. (I had some friends over the other day, and when one of them asked if they could have some M&M’s I told her she had to use the potty first, hehe). Benjamin will now go #2 (a tiny bit) each time he sits on the potty, just to earn a lollipop. Luckily I can usually distract him into forgetting about it most of the time. (Kind of unfair, but I don’t really want his teeth to rot out before he turns three. Although, those are baby teeth…) I even took Ben to the grocery store today, by himself. I got really brave and didn’t even bring an extra pair of underwear. What can I say, I like to live on the edge.
In other news, poor Cameron is getting some serious molars. I am hoping that is the reason he is so crabby these days. He has his happy moments, but he’s also extremely touchy. As always, he’s happiest when snuggled in my lap, watching the Backyardigans.
I treated the kids to new pajamas today. Their cuteness is not adequately captured in this sad collage of cellphone photos, though. Lily, being fully immersed in her “princess phase” got a set with, you guessed it, princesses all over it. She wasn’t really impressed, as she in very partial to nightgowns now. Sigh.
The kids like to look out the window and try to see the moon at night. When they see it, they break out into the song “Moon, moon, moon!” by the Laurie Berkner Band. Cuteness.
That’s it for now.. I have some major bigtime news that I am not quite ready to announce yet. You’ll have to check back:)