My baby is wearing a shirt today with a label that reads:
It makes me want to cry…
Next up… potty training!
We are speaking in storybooks at our house these days.
When I want to change Babycakes’ diaper, I often find a screaming, boneless toddler in a heap on the floor. It’s her new way of saying, “I don’t think so, lady.” Instead of fighting her, I have to be creative. Now when it’s time for a diaper change, I’ll ask, “Do you feel cold and wet like Ducky?” I love watching her eyes get big and round as she points to her diaper and says, “Pee pee!” It may be a little early to sit on the potty, but it certainly can’t hurt to talk about it.
Potty training is “fun” for kids — especially the treat part, right? Pee on the potty and you get an M&M… you know, unless you have food dye allergies. And a sensitivity to anything vanilla flavored. Oh, and add the newest to the bunch — a nut allergy. I can just see the scene now… “Go pee pee on the potty, Honey, and I’ll give you an edamame pod. Do a #2 and you’ll get a carrot!” That should go over well. Perhaps she’ll just do it for the sense of pride and accomplishment it brings her.Or maybe she’ll gladly accept checks and cold hard cash.