Thursday, July 23, 2009

Things that work


Happy Spots work. Mia has been getting really frustrated and angry these days for one reason or another. So, I came up with a Happy Spot where Mia could go and get away and, most importantly, get control. We decorated with spots where she wrote things that make her happy. I loved reading the things on her spots. She wrote things like, "I love me", "Chikin", "Doll","Love" and "Shoe". We also made a "Happy Box" where she put things that make her happy inside.


Body Parts work. I've been trying off and on since Xander was 18 months to get him potty trained. I was so ready but Xander was not. Mia was ready at that age to be potty trained and I had some crazy idea that Xander would be too. Xander would get so upset anytime I would try to get him to sit on the potty or put the undies on no matter what I bribed him with.


Finally, after many failed attempts and not much success, Xander went on the potty. Thanks to Ben for working with him on the weekends. I'm convinced, all Xander needed was another boy to show him how it's done. After going for me the first time, he ran to me and gave me the biggest hug and said, "My penis works. I yuv my penis." Xander's two favorite words these days are "yuv (love) and my "favorite".


Photoshop works. I made this baby announcement in Photoshop. It's pretty simple looking and was fun to make. I'm going to send one to all of my relatives and friends who don't use the internet, which are suprisingly alot. If you don't get one, it's because you're looking at yours right now :)

In life, there are times when things don't always go as planned. But
somehow. . .things always work out in the end.


Maxmomma said...

GREAT blog! You are a good writer, tying that all up neat and tidy at the end. Very impressive! We're dying over here that Xander is already potty training! Way to go and congrats! Yay for body parts that work!

Zoey is adorable! Good work on the announcement. One day, I'll be so clever!

Maxmomma said...

P.S. WE LOVE THE HAPPY SPOT! Sheer genius. Great way to positively turn around the frustration.

Andy Porter said...

ha ha ha...Xander cracks me up. the happy spot idea is awesome and the announcement is so dang cute!!

Abby Marie said...

Two things: are you allowed to say the word "penis" on the internet???? And I love your announcement only there is one mistake: tiny one so sweet and new should be replaced with, gigantic one so sweet and new. :) She looks SOOOOO cute! can't wait to see you.