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Peepee in the Potty, Peepee in the Potty

by Juliemara
06.19.13

 

I wanted to share a story of recent accomplishments in our house but I won’t be sharing images to go along with it. So I hope you like the video that is completely unrelated. The girls are 20 months old now and I keep getting how to potty train emails from the parenting websites I am registered on. I am a believer in the idea that there is no need to push the issue. But if they are interested why not foster the interest, what’s the worse that could happen, umm, eekk, yeah. OK, well here’s the thing. I’m not home during the day, our super nanny is, and she decided to make an activity of it. Great, all I ask is that the couch doesn’t smell like pee and poop at the end of the day. We have had two little portable potty’s and a toddler seat for the regular potty in our house for a while now. Every now and then before bath I would ask the girls if they wanted to sit on the potty. Two times Jordan made pee pee a little, yay! I was so proud. But more often she would sit there a few minutes while Talia was flushing the toilet repeatedly. They she would say all done get down and proceed to pee all over the floor.

Yesterday the girls spent the whole afternoon with no diapers and went pee pee in their little potty’s multiple times. Talia had a few “accidents” and Jordan had none. Good job girls, mommy is super proud. So this morning Jordan communicates to me that she wants her shirt off, then her pants, then her diaper. OK, off they come. I told her if she was going to be without a diaper she needed to sit on the potty and try to make peepee. So she did, just sat there. I went back to cleaning the kitchen and then I hear little feet. I turn around and Talia is carrying the inner pot of the little potty down the hall and Jordan is following. I follow them in to the bathroom where Talia was trying to open the child safety on the toilet. I open it for her and she dumps the contents of the little potty in to the regular toilet. Team work! Jordan went peepee and Talia cleaned it up. See they really love each other like sorority sisters! So weather I like it or not here we go on the potty training train. It will be interesting to see how this works out on the weekends we when are out and about the majority of the days. I think I’ll be purchasing another portable potty and a travel toddler potty seat, sorry for the indecent exposure but I am not about to start trying to hold one kid over the public gross toilet while yelling at the other one to not touch anything. I change their diapers in the trunk, why can’t the go peepee in the trunk? How did potty training go for you? How old were your kids when you tried to get them to use the potty?

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A thousand pictures

by Juliemara
01.15.13

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I started going through the thousands of pictures I have taken over the last 15 months to select the ones that I will use to make their first year photo album. I’m up to September, so I’m almost ready to start editing through the 400+ pictures I have selected as my favorites to put in the book. While working on this daunting task I decided a few things , first, from now on I will choose my favorites from each month as I upload the pictures. Maybe not the same day, I may wait a few weeks since what I will want to remember may change or look different as some time has passed, but I certainly won’t wait until the end of the year to try and tackle 12 months at once again. Second, I want to remember their sweet changing faces and the small details. The first few curls, they way they play with each other so gently, when they learned to get on the couch – almost all by them selves. I want to remember to take the time to take pictures of the things I think about as I am falling asleep at night and am so thankful for having witnessed that day. These are a few recent images that will be in their second year photo album.

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