Friday, September 17, 2010

Hop on the Potty Train!

The Kid has pretty much been potty trained for about a year. He still asks when going to the bathroom, "Is this potty training mom?" Uh, no because you are already trained my child. Of course I am only saying this in my head. Out loud I just smile and say "yes! Yes it is!" Lately The Kid has somehow connected potty training with actual TRAINS. Now when peeing in the toilet he creates a whole scenario where his penis is the train and the pee is all the people getting off the train. "Okay" he says, "the people are getting off the train. Look at all the bubbles! There's a lot of people getting off the train!" At first I didn't get it and thought it was weird. Now it's just weirdly funny. Somehow I even worked it into getting him to go potty. "There are still more people that want to get off the train. Go pee."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Burritos On A Hot Day

I love giving my kids a bath on a hot day. The Capt. is 4 1/2 and The Kid is 2 1/2 and they've always done well bathing together. I don't have to entertain anyone and outside of dousing each other with water and crying about it. They do pretty well. Side note: I have an extra towel on hand for the clean up afterward! Bathing in the tub on a hot day is especially fun because I liked using lukewarm water. Sometimes we have bubbles, sometimes finger paint, either way, it's all good! We have a special ritual after bath time that is what they really like the most. I get each kid out one at a time, dry them off, and wrap them up like a burrito. I scoop them up and pretend to eat them before depositing them on my bed. In the winter the insist on being chalupas. This is when I add an extra blanket to them on the bed and tuck them tight. I don't really know why they like this, but they do. They get a snack and watch a show and then it's bed! Voila! I'm wet and disheveled after all this, but nothing a glass of wine can't cure!