Wednesday, January 28, 2009

You are asking me?

Something really strange has been happening at gymnastics. Some of the other moms are asking me for advice! Now, I still feel like a new mom who doesn't know what she is doing at times, so this has been a little strange. Addison is one of the oldest in her gymnastic's class and her cute little panties often hang out of her cute little leotard. So, I have been getting the how did you potty train her questions. It's kinda fun saying, "Well I..." I actually feel like I did something right! But I must say, Addison really caught on fast and was easy to potty train. Here is what I tell them:

1. We did a sticker chart

2. I put her in panties as much as possible. She didn't like them to get wet!

3. I figured out the most predictable time for her needing to go to the bathroom and had her sit on the potty at that time. We read books, did puzzles, etc.

4. We had a poo poo sack with candy, bracelets, a movie and so on that she got when she pooped-hince the name!

5. We read a book that talked about mommy and daddy clapping. We made a big deal about this and she loved it when we clapped and danced!

I have misplaced my memory stick reader, so I haven't been able to post any picts lately. I was going to wait until I found it, but Addison has said some cute things that I don't want to forget...

A leaf from a plant was torn into many pieces on the floor the other day. I asked, "Who did this?" and Addison said, "A caterpillar!" She later admited to it!

We were all three in bed the other night reading books before bedtime. Addison looked at her daddy and said, "My gonna marry you daddy. My put on my princess dress, my earrings, my crown and we dance!" (We are working on this my vs. I thing :) )

I had just finished reading a post about baby Harper and I picked Addison up and hugged her and was going on and on about how much I loved her, and how proud of her I was, how blessed we are to have her, etc. She wrapped her arms around my neck and said, "Don't cry mommy. Don't cry. It's OK!)

Tonight when I came home from work, the cutest thing was happening. Grant was cooking dinner (gymnastics night so he fixes whatever I lay out) and Addison had her ironing board in the kitchen right beside her daddy. She was stacking ALL of her panties neatly in a pile on the floor- of course after they had been "pressed."


Kristina said...

I loved reading this! Adalyn gets concerned for me as well when I start crying and does the whole "It's ok mama, don't cry" sweet! We really need to get these two together!