Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Lets see...... the end of the school year is almost here. And it really cannot come one second too soon. No more fighting with Gavin about homework. No more struggling to get him out of bed in the morning. No more of the back and forth of dropping him off and picking him up from school. No more book reports, projects, and field trips. Sa-weet!

But wait, on the other hand it means that my lovely little boy with be home with me all. day. long. Someone help me now.

Gavin has been , um, how should I put this? A monster that past week or so! Tell him to do something and he stomps his feet around the house and growls. It must be the worst thing in the world to have to put your plate in the sink. Or put back the toys the he took out. But he really gets in trouble when I can hear him mumbling under his breath. Ugh, that goes right through me! Hopefully its just a quick phase he's going through because he might not make it through the summer if this keeps up!

In Katelyn news, we are going to start potty training over the summer. She has her very own little princess potty right now. She showed and interest in learning a couple of months ago so I went out and bought it. As soon as it came home, Katelyn said she was scared and that was the end of it.

I figure summer is a perfect time. We will be home all day, no running out to drop anyone off at school. And she is probably ready now. A couple of days ago she woke up and told me she wanted to wear her Dora underwear.

"No more diapers Mommy". But then changed her mind when the time came.

Yesterday she came up to me and told me she needed to go pee - pee in her princess potty. So we went into the bathroom. Where she took off all her clothes. And sat on her princess potty and giggled. And sang Twinkle Twinkle. And giggled some more. And looked between her legs and said " Pee-Pee where are you?" We played this fun game for like 7 minutes before I told her she was done.

So, anyone have any helpful tips for Gavin? What about potty training?


Anonymous said...

We bought Al a beautiful generic potty. Poo Poo will be going in it after all... He love, love LOVES getting naked and sitting on the potty and then... not so much! Gotta love the sweetest baby ever! Such a cutie!! He is only 22 months. I think I will buy him pull ups next round of diaper needs! Thoughts????

Wendy said...

The end of the school year certainly has it's positives and negatives, huh? I've already started setting up a lot of "play dates" for him with his friends, lol. I don't even care if they come here.

Wish I could help with the potty training. Maybe if you offer some kind of goodie (Lani had chocolate chips) if she just sits for now then slowly begin to only give them if she actually goes?

Shan said...

We had to put Maya in underpants and let her have accidents before she finally figured it out. It's a lot of work and messy, but it was worth it.