Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Baby steps and potty training

We've been very busy these last few days. Ryan is quickly learning to walk and Sophia is taking to the potty one baby step at a time.

In his zombie-like stance, Ryan will stumble half-way across the room and gleefully fall into whosever's arms are reaching out to him. The joy on his face while he's walking is absolutely priceless. I wish I could bottle it up and share it with the world. It's a mixture for pride and joy and I absolutely love it. It's only a matter of days before the big guy is chasing his sister around the house.

Sophia loves helping her little brother walk too. But sometimes, just sometimes, she gets a little jealous of the attention Ryan is getting by walking and will pretend to be a baby and walk slowly at one of us and fall into our arms laughing.

Another potty training breakthrough happened this morning on the way to daycare. Sophia started complaining that her belly hurt about a block and a half away from daycare. I asked her if she had to use the potty and she said a very firm YES. I raced the rest of the way while begging her to hold it. As soon as we got to the classroom, I told her teacher she said she had to use the potty and they took her to the bathroom. Five minutes later, the teacher came out and told me she went on the potty. Hooray for Sophia! Now we just have to keep it up.

Since she's been sitting on the potty, Sophia has also noticed her girl parts and has put us in the predicament of what to call those parts. As fate would have it, the lovely Sue from Happy Meals & Happy Hour just addressed this topic this week. Today she has made a list of the names her readers have suggested. Go ahead, go there and take a peak, some of them are hilarious. Before I had kids, I was strongly for calling those parts their "correct" name, but now that I'm a mom, somehow telling my 2-year-old about her vagina seems far less appealing. So does anyone have any ideas on what should I call Sophia's girl parts? I need help here.


Some of you may already know this, but for those of you who don't, my friend, Autumn's Mom, is getting married on Friday (lucky 8-8-8), just one week after moving into a new home. She's been calm cool and collected through the whole ordeal, but she is tired. She has been very busy and could probably use a happy distraction. So take a moment and visit her and leave her some bloggy love to help her get through this exciting time.


IRISHKAT said...

Wow! Busy times in your house... yeah for all those fun accomplishments.

We go by real names in our house which has led Grady to talking about my 'giant' when in public. Oh the good times!

Autumn's Mom said...

Yay for Sophia! Such a big step for her independence. I debated using the correct names, but as I remember in the end we didn't.

Thanks for your sweet words. You've been a great bloggy friend :)