Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Potty Baskets and Ipods!

Funny little story to share tonight. Blake and I went to the grocery store tonight. While in there, I try to keep him entertained with questions and small talk. He likes to walk so he can get distracted with the cookies and other junk on the shelves. So today I was talking about Christmas, Santa, and presents. I ask him what he wants Santa to bring him for Christmas this year. He thinks about it for about a minute and then says a IPOD. (He means one of the Ipod touch that he dad has) What an Ipod. What happened to 3 year olds asking for wagons, cars, trucks, trains, and dinosaurs? I guess it really shows the times we are living in today.

I am also VERY happy to say I we are "almost" completely potty trained. Blake has refused and said I can't do it for months now. He would literally sit on the potty for 20 minutes, get down, ask for his diaper and as soon as it was on he would go pee. Follow by requesting another diaper. Bribery, why not. I come up with the fabulous idea of potty prize basket. I filled it with books, matchbox cars, little monster trucks, growing dinos, Pez dispensers, and other small toys.

I proceed to show Blake the basket and explain how it works, then I place it on top of the refrigerator. I placed his potty in the living room and told him when he when potty in there he would get a prize. OK Literally he went from "I can't do it" to going potty in his potty the rest of the night. He almost clean out the basket the first day. This was about a week ago now and we have only had one accident. Needless to say we moved to the sticker system today and he is just as excited about peeing. My question is now night time? How do you teach them that part of it?

He loves to play with his underwear now. lol

Yep still playing with them while he sits at his computer. Anyone with little kids this Fisher Price Cool School system is amazing. Blake has learned so much from this system.

And last I will share my Chuck E cheese layout with you. I used more nerdy bird from Sass. I really love the colors in this line. I hope you like it.


Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Hi Cathy :) :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your kind comments :) Blake sure looks like fun and I love the page you created!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Brookie is almost 4 and we still have 'accidents' at night....its so hard as she is such a DEAD sleeper!!! Thank goodness for those overnight pull ups!! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos...and that lo is ADORABLE!!! And YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY BLAKE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Dani said...

I say Yeahhhh!! for bribery! lol whatever works, right?

BTW, yep we live in Cali. And that thing about Cali always being warm and sunny is a total myth LOL! I think it's created just to get us east coasters out here hahaha!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hi love... just saw your comment :) this is what we use for brookie.... .... they cost almost as much as diapers... but the good news is... your not using them all the time.. just one a night... so they last longer and the cost doesn't seem so bad... we can get one package last about a month :) hope this helps :):):):):):):):) also.. we get them at walmart :):):):):):):):):)

Mel said...

YAY B!!! The night time thing will happen on it's own. We used to cut down on drinking before bed and do a last cup about 35-40 minutes before they went to sleep/have them pee right before tucking them in and they stayed dry all night....but sometimes it's just a matter of age too.

Jolanda said...

wow,love this!!!Your work is very cool!!