Friday, March 25, 2011

Poo Turtles

For the last few weeks Emily has been toilet training. We left it completely up to her as to when she was ready and one day a few weeks ago, she just took herself to the toilet. I couldn't have been happier, because for months I'd been trying to get her to use the potty but she just wasn't interested.
After that first wee she did by herself on the loo, I had to come up with a way to keep her interested. So I made up a potty chart and printed it on magnet paper so we could stick it to the side of the fridge. I made up little magnets to stick to it every time she did wees or poos in the toilet, well, it's been working a charm!

The kit I used for this is called Potty Like A Rockstar by Spinky Dink Scraps, I got it at Gotta Pixel.

Obviously all the positive reinforcement is working because the other day when I was playing with her, I told her I just had to go to the toilet. She follows me in and I tell her she can't come into the toilet with me and I pushed the door closed slightly, so she pokes her head around the door and says, " but Mum, I need to clap for you!"

Even though she's going great guns at peeing in the toilet, there have been the usual accidents and near misses. Yesterday Emily was off happily playing in her room where, oblivious to her call of nature, had an accident. She came out to me and so kindly informed me that she had done a poo. So, off to the loo we go to tidy up. As I tipped the poop into the toilet, Emily looks in and says, "it looks like a turtle. A poo turtle."

Honestly, how their minds work truly baffles me!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What to do next?

Ahh, Wednesday! I'm sitting here with so many tabs open doing what feels like a hundred things at once, not too sure any of them productive! LP2 is sleeping, LP1 happily playing close by with her toys (for now).

There's dishes on the sink, washing to be hung out and a pile of dirty clothes in the hall. But I simply can't bring myself to do them right now. My mind is racing, priorities all out of whack. Don't worry it'll all be done by the time hubby gets home from work, hey, even dinner will be ready. So why do I feel like so much of my day is 'wasted' sitting in front of this computer?

Is it because I feel like it's my only contact with the outside world? I'm a SAHM, I don't go out (no, the supermarket doesn't count) and I don't really have any friends here in my town anymore. At least on Facebook, I have other mum's with kids the same ages as mine to talk to all the time.

Is it because in two days time, our only breadwinner will be unemployed for two weeks before his new job starts? That's two weeks of unpaid bills. Eek! On top of that, the new job is 4 hours away. Yep, we are moving. So there's a house to be packed. Wait. First we have to FIND a new house to move into!

Oh, I'm starting to regret this post, I was much happier in fb land, building my city, playing bingo and hunting mice.

I guess once we move, I'll have to force myself out into the big bad world and meet new people. For the kids sake, and mine I guess.

I'm not a bad mum, I'm just a mum who feels like I've lost who I AM, and what my purpose is (besides dirty nappies, washing and dishes.)

As I read back over this post, it doesn't make much sense at all, seems rather disjointed. But I feel better for it.

Ok, so I now realise that all those tabs are keeping my mind busy, distracting me from my real world worries. You know what, I just might close a few of those for a while and go and get LP1 to make me a cuppa in her kitchen. Then I'll tackle those dishes and washing :)