A collection of things…
“I have to go potty” is what I’ve been hearing a lot lately from Alyssa. I really am in no mood to potty train her, so I’ve been ignoring her pleas. She won’t relent on her desire to potty, so I have been letting her go without a diaper.
So far the score is:
1 for the coffee table
1 for the sit and spin
1 for poo in the corner
1 for poo on the hard wood floor in front of Emma’s room
0 for the potty
Everytime she “goes” potty wherever it might be she runs to me and tells me “I did it” YUP you did it all right. I recently bought a Costco sized box of diapers so I have a while… I think we are making progress though she came to me today while wandering naked and demanded I put a diaper on her because she had to go potty. I’m not sure what this kid is thinking, but I’m patiently playing her game for a while, although I’m keeping my expectations low.
Yesterday was Aubrey’s birthday of course. So I’ll throw a few pictures of her opening gifts and blowing out candles. The pictures of her opening her gifts are after we got home from Lake Tahoe and I had just pulled her out of the bath so excuse the messy wet bath head.
I made Aubrey a Barbie skirt cake. It was an interesting adventure. I had a hard time getting it high enough, so I had to keep baking more cakes. I think I baked 3 total to get it the right height. I was just about to saw off Barbie’s legs to get it the right height but Danny thought that could be a warping situation. It turned out alright, not fabulous, but alright!
Love that picture of Aubrey in the black shirt from your previous entry. Very soulful.
I am so with you on the potty training. I was waiting until Aspen was begging to do it, but the score for the floor is about as high as the potty. I think the novelty has worn off. I’m nearly to the point where I completely remove the bathroom rugs until this is over (at least it’s in the bathroom, right?).
It looks like Aubrey had a fun little party. The grin on her face, opening presents, says it all.
Hey Connie – I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to do pictures of your kids sometime! We’ll have to plan it. Reading your tribute to Aubrey was wonderful and moving. And your potty training-tail made me feel like I’m not alone – Thank-you!