Mathew has started demanding almost everything. “I need to…” “I want…”, he seems to have forgotten how to ask for something and constantly needs reminders. Maybe it’s just a phase, is it? Maybe it’s something more sinister: there are a plethora of ‘On Demand’ channels and even on the children’s television channels they promote the ‘watch anytime, anywhere’ features of their service. Maybe Mathew’s picking up on this and is starting to think that he can have whatever he wants, whenever.
He’s got a hard lesson coming if that’s the case!
I’ll do a full catch-up tonight. Promise!
Saturday was a return to the old routine with a swimming lesson. This time I took Mathew into the water. I think, though, that he picked up on my uncertainty moving about the pool as he was very reluctant to let go of my neck. He didn’t really want to jump in off the side either. Prob just a case of unfamiliarity as he was practising his underwater swimming in the bath last night.
The potty training is generally going well. We’ve one or two mishaps, but on the whole he’s been very good. He doesn’t like cold toilet seats much. I had to warm the seat last night and even then he weed on the floor. The things you’ll do for your kids.
By George I Think He’s Got It
Having got through three whole days without an accident (including several poos on the toilet) Mathew’s finally managed a full night without incident. OK we took the precaution of putting him in a nappy but this morning it was totally dry!
I think a cautious celebration is in order.
We need more stickers
I arrived at nursery at about 5.45 as usual and made my way downstairs to collect Mathew. He was in a bouncy, happy mood and Zoe, his main carer, was pleased to announce that Mathew had gone the whole day without a single accident! For the first time since he started wearing pants (about 2 weeks ago) I was taking him home in the same set of clothes as he was wearing when I dropped him off this morning. I might just put the washing machine on empty as a tribute.
Mathew gets a sticker every time he goes either to the toilet or uses the potty. At this rate we’ll need more stickers!
I bet we’re back to normal tomorrow but these days we’ll take every victory we can no matter how small. This isn’t a small victory!
Yesterday Mathew came home with a sticker on his tee-shirt. He had successfully negotiated the toilet!
Today he proudly showed off two stickers. We may have cracked this toilet lark at last. Saying that, I’ve probably just jinxed it.