the nanny is too soft. and the husband is too laid back about this whole toilet training thing. they wait for her to ask for the bathroom…which works sometimes…but, people, she’s TWO. she needs to be reminded. she needs to be picked up while she’s playing. she needs to be supervised.
gone are the days when we can plunk the child in front of Dora or in front of her new favorite toy for hours.
So, enter MEAN MOMMY and her TOILET TRAINING BOOT CAMP. i spent the entire weekend at HOME with Isabella, reminding her, coaxing her, bribing her…watching her like a hawk, getting her accustomed to this whole new world – the diaper-free zone.
i hated everything about this weekend. i hated having to stay inside for two whole days (and NO, i don’t count our 25 minute tim horton’s breakfast as actually going out). i hated having to take her to the bathroom every 20 minutes. i hated when she peed on my bed ON PURPOSE. i guess that’s what i get for taking 3 minutes to pee myself.
well, it’s not entirely true…i didn’t hate everything. I did get to watch my packers come back to win a great game after a depressing first four minutes
…even if we had to take 45 trips to the bathroom during it.
and we did have a GREAT time watching John & Kate plus 8 (possibly my new favorite show?)…i’m thinking i could maybe learn a toilet training thing from her…
and playing this last night
with friends…even though the girls were embarrassingly bad. i’m fairly certain we were just getting the bad clues…and they were getting the easy ones..they were getting the likes of Sixteen Candles, Top Gun, and Dukes of Hazzard (where really all you have to do is pretend you are in a car and you are bound to guess either Dukes or Night Rider, right?) and we had clues like ‘Show Me the Money’ what? how on earth do you even TRY to get that one??
i found my boots! they have been hiding out at ilana’s since last winter.
apparently, i’ve been nominated for FOUR Canadian Blog Awards. Please vote for me! This year you can only vote ONCE per CATEGORY per round…so i’d love it if you could throw at least one my way…
i’m nominated in for Cheaper Than Therapy for:
Best Personal Blog
and for Juice for: