20 March, 2009

Happy Vernal Equinox!

Hooray for the first day of Spring! It's not especially warm here although it's been above zero Celsius on every other day this week, but the sky is a cloudless, Spring blue and the sun is shining!

Mr. J. (hereafter known as LJ....because I feel like it) and I have decided that regardless of the LG's present choice not to speak using actual words (so she'll have to come up with some other sort of sign), Sibling XX is on the way and it's time for potty training. We were already figuring this won't be an easy task but I got an email from my good friend Kara yesterday outlining the basics of the Azrin-Foxx Method (as they used it) and now we're feeling decidedly daunted!

At any rate, I'll keep you posted on how it goes. I think we'll start on Monday morning.

Oh yes, and make sure you stop by next week because that big prayer request I've been talking about for,uh, a while will be big news around here - things are about 90% 'sure' so we're finally ready to spill the beans! Yay!


Beth said...

I need help with potty training!!!! M is regressing. She used to be perfect at home and the past few days she's had several accidents. And she does terrible when we're out anywhere. Luckily she hasn't gone number 2 in her diaper for like 6 months, thank God!

Shalee said...

Oh, my best advice is to not force it on LG. When she's ready, she'll take to it so much more.

Other than that, bribery is a fine way to cover things. Get an M&M or sticker for going. You can't cave on the "trying" part. She actually as to go. With the stickers, once she gets a certain number - say 10 - she gets a special treat like ice cream or watching a movie or whatever is special to her.

Oh and switch to real undies. They hate the feeling of being wet. It will be a pain for you, but it really does help.

Brenda said...

I can't wait to hear what the big thing is. I have a feeling you are moving back to the CAN.