Friday, August 03, 2007

Boyz

Some of you lovely readers out there have been unwittingly included in all sorts of fascinating dialogue of late…ie. “Gabriel, you remember to tell Mommy when you have to go, and you can go poopy in the potty!!! Big boys go poopy in the potty; ______ goes poopy in the potty, _______ goes poopy in the potty, _____ (fill in your name in any preferred blank) goes poopy in the potty…” ad infinitum. :) Heh heh heh. Didn’t know you had such a useful contribution to the upbringing of our child, huh? Next time we see you, Gabe will get a spark of recognition in his eyes and say “Hey!! I know you!! You’re the one that goes poopy in the potty!” :)

Speaking of potty training, Gabe is getting it!!! YAY!!! I took Janice’s idea (thank you, Janice! :)), and we made a Potty Chart with delightful farmer stickers and then he gets Potty Candy if he goes. I find that he does especially well if he isn’t wearing a diaper – which he thinks is great. The other day, he went on his own initiative a few times when he wasn’t wearing a diaper. What a good boy!!! :) It’s just sort of funny how well charts work. He loves the stickers, and his paper that has his stickers…it’s certainly a tried and true method, but I often don’t think of something like that, for some reason. Still no poopy in the potty though – he doesn’t seem all that big on that idea.

ALSO, (this is very significant) we have waved bye-bye to the beloved pacifiers. Gabe was so tired that he fell asleep without one the other night, and so I carpéd the diem. :) I am throwing them away whenever I find them. The first nap without one he screeched his head off, but actually not for that long, and then that night he fussed about it a bit, but still fell asleep alright. If I would have thought it would have been that easy, I would have done it before this. He also gets “pac-ey presents” in the morning here for a little bit when he makes it through the night without one – this is a stage of many presents in Gabriel’s life! :) Potty presents, paci presents.

On the Israel front, he is now cutting two more top teeth, so is a crank-a-frank, drooly little bugger. I’ve been giving him Tylenol at night to help him sleep. He is such a sweetie pie – and is currently into EVERYTHING!!!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go with the potty training. . but FYI, when he starts to try and aim on his own, your bathroom floor\toilet\wall\tub, etc might pay the price :) Keep your cleaner handy!! I think that I'm also going to have to put a halt to going outside. . he now seems to think that any patch of grass is a good "potty". I caught him trying to go in the yard at the YMCA and at an open house for WE CARE Prison Ministry. Thankfully he had a pull-up on both times and he's not too speedy at pulling those down so I caught him before he bared all :). Gotta love boys! Janice

Carrie said...

Janice, that's hilarious....

Angela said...

Yea! on tackling two BIG issues in helping your little boy grow up. So now I guess you have just ONE baby and one BIG boy!