Tuesday, April 10, 2012


We are dealing with different issues with each of our littles right now. Not super-big issues, but still, feel free to offer advice.This beautiful, sweet, happy and helpful boy will not use the potty. He simply doesn't want to. It's not cool, because at naptime and nighttime, he strips down and pees everywhere. I will do a different post about all of the solutions we've attempted to fix THAT problem.He doesn't want to use the potty. Just doesn't. I think he can. At first, I decided not to rush him. He didn't walk until 15 1/2 months -- not because he couldn't, but because he didn't want to. He didn't talk until almost 2 1/2 -- again, not because he couldn't, but because he didn't want to. This child does things in his own time. The problem is that I'm tired of washing two sets of sheets, his blankets and toys all the time. He's also got little rashes on the insides of both thighs. His legs are tired of diapers, even if he isn't.

I got him a little Elmo potty lid that you fit inside big toilets. He loves the seat, but still won't use it.

Yesterday I was so mad that he had stripped down and peed during naptime that I made him sit on the potty until some pee came out. Cheese Puff and I stared at Baby Plum on the potty for about 10 minutes before a few drops came out. Baby Plum insists he didn't pee on the potty. I plan to continue making him sit until he pees. Hopefully this will encourage him.

I have more to say on this issue, but will do it in another post.

Little Elvis has problems of his own. He has now decided that he loves Cars 2. Wonderful. He wants to spend his money on Cars 2 cars. But he doesn't want just any Cars 2 cars. He wants the obscure race cars that participate in the World Grand Prix. These cars don't talk. In fact, their names aren't mentioned in the movie. Still, they are the ones he wants. We've lucked into finding a few at our Wal-Mart. But he got Easter money and wanted to buy Nigel Gearsley. Our Wal-Mart didn't have that car. Toys R Us had on their website that they do have that in stores. We went. They don't have it in our store. Little Elvis was very unhappy about this. He tasked me with finding that car somewhere. I have a feeling his $5 will not cover that car and shipping. And once that car's been located, then I'm going to have to find out the name of yellow one and figure out where to get it once he saves up more money. And of course he wants the Brazilian car. If anyone has advice on where to find these, please let me know. I did find a cool Pixar Wiki website with backstories about all sorts of Pixar characters. Little Elvis will love that.
And finally, my baby baby. He's sweet. He's getting chubby. Cheese Puff sleeps very well during the day. In the evenings, he wants to be held and fed constantly. At night? He wants to sleep with me. He forces himself to stay up so I won't put him in his swing. He's been against the swing for the past few days. I re-washed the sheets in the bassinet. Maybe he'll like stretching out more now. I'm ready for a good 2 or 3 hours rest without a baby snuggled to me. I don't fully sleep worrying about him. And sometimes I wake both of us up trying to feed him in my sleep. He doesn't even eat really. He just wants my warmth and maybe my heartbeat?

So, those are our issues. They aren't terrible issues. They just are the things we're currently dealing with in our little house.


Blogger Ann Wyse said...

The stuff about Cars2 is funny - Little Elvis, the connoisseur, huh?

I have one (potentially crazy) idea on the potty training. My mother claims her brothers learned to use the toilet because my grandmother used to float cheerios in the toilet bowl and tell them to "aim" for the cheerios. Huh. Now, I never tried this with Noah (didn't need to) and I would be pretty hesitant to try anyway. But if you are feeling adventurous... I mean, maybe that would be cool and fun to a little boy? I really don't know. I almost hate to mention it...but...well...who knows? If it actually worked, maybe it wouldn't sound so crazy? If nothing else, it might make for a really funny story.

11:49 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

oh, wow.
sounds like you have your hands full.

i can see how the potty training is an issue- if he won't stay clothed.
and the sleeping- i mean, wow. YOU NEED YOUR SLEEP.

i so wish i had any advice.

good luck with all of this.

2:59 PM  

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