Sorry for the absence, I don’t know, sometimes I just cannot blog to save my life, and that’s how it’s been. Nothing in particular stopping me, just busyness and lack of motivation! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been enjoying summer time. The best part about the kids not being in preschool is obviously not having to wake up as early. Only, oh yeah, my kids still wake up early. At least I don’t have to drag them out the door quite so fast, though! Trevor is probably way ready for summer to end, however, since he now has the boys ALL day on his off days (two out of three days). They are very, very hyper children. They are in motion ALL OF THE TIME and climb everything. Including their father and the furniture (see below for evidence).
Knox’s school situation is still up in the air. I believe we’re going to do public school but choose a different transitional program than the initial one that was recommended. I just didn’t feel good about it, so we are going to check out some other options in the next week or so, then call a new IEP meeting to nail down details. It still makes me want to have a heart attack to think about him going to kindergarten, but it’s a milestone he has to reach, so that’s that.
We are in the throes of potty training both kids, and KILL ME NOW over that. Knox is five and still not potty trained. He will pee every single time you take him to the potty but has yet to go #2 on the toilet. He also takes no initiative to go on his own, which is just awesome. Brody is three and needs to be potty trained by the fall. He, on the other hand, has already conquered going #2 on the toilet (last week!!), and I think he’ll be significantly easier. We are using jumbo M&Ms as an incentive, but it seems that just using Pull-Ups isn’t going to work- I think we’re going to have to go full-out big boy underwear until it clicks for him. I just love having my kids pee all over the house and change their clothes 40 times a day. LOVE. IT. The other week, I had Knox in regular underwear and even though he insisted that he didn’t need to pee, he decided to do so all over the couch. I know he did it out of spite because 1) he had just peed five minutes before and 2) he was livid that I took off his Pull-ups and made him wear big underwear. I’d say “Knox, let’s wear big boy underwear!” He’s say “No, little underwear.” That kid is a mess.
I will literally pay someone $1,000 to come to my house and potty train my kids for me. Like, check in my hand, I’ll write it (but don’t tell Trevor). Why isn’t this a thing? There should be professional potty training people- I bet they’d have a booming business. I, for one, would sign up in approximately one second within finding out about them.
So, hit me with your potty training wisdom- how the heck do you do this without losing your mind??