Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In Your Face!

Ever had that "what the hell is wrong with you" feeling about your own child?  Lately the hubs and I have been dealing with that with the noodle.  I don't know what is going on in that little brain of hers, but she will not get it through her head to stop screaming, spitting, spraying water, hitting, poking, etc. in the babies' faces!

Take for example this weekend...we're playing blocks inside and everyone is happy.  Ella decides that she really wants that tower Karlie just built and tries to take it from her.  Karlie snatches it back, holds Ella by the shoulders, gets as close to her face as possible, and screams "NO, NO ELLA, IT'S MY TOWER!!!."  To which much crying ensues from both parties, because now no one is playing blocks (Mommy's solution because this is the second time it has happened).

Fast forward an hour.  We're outside playing/hanging lights.  Karlie has the hose and she is cleaning off her turtle that was muddy.  I say, "Make sure that none of that water gets close to the babies.  Just clean off your turtle and then turn off the water."  To which Karlie replies, "OK Mommy" in that super sweet 3-year old voice.  Two seconds later, the hose is aimed directly in Maggies face drenching her completely.  More crying from both parties, because water is done, Maggie is soaked, and Karlie is in time out (Mommy again).

Bath time.  Everyone playing and having a great time.  They're splashing, they're acting like fish, it's all good.  Until...Karlie dips down, puts water in her mouth (tasty right?) and spits it DIRECTLY in Maggie's face.  More crying, this time only from Karlie because she is done playing in the bath (Yes, Mommy again).

20 minutes later.  I'm finished mopping up the bathroom and walk through the living room.  Here are Karlie and Mags playing on the floor.  Karlie has a straw and is poking it repeatedly in Maggie's eye!  In her eye with a straw!!!!  And Mags is taking it like a champ!  Can you guess what happens next?  Yep, more crying for the noodle.  Spanking and bed time.  (Yep, Mommy - can you see a pattern here?)

OMG!  All in the same day!  What am I going to do with that one?

Friday, November 5, 2010

A REALLY Big One

"That was a really big one!"
"It won't come out!"
"Silly poop, it's in my pee!"

Just some of the gems the noodle has come up with lately.  BUT....it's official!  We are potty-trained!  All the way, I'm talking about.  Daytime, night-time, going out in public - ALL OF IT.  FINALLY!!!!!!!!!

So lots of people had been pressuring us for a while to get her trained.  Well, I have my own way of doing things.  I read all of the books, and lets not forget that little psych degree I have, but regardless, I know my kid.  She wasn't ready.  She regressed so much when we brought the twins home that every time we tried to train her, she just wasn't interested.  But now that the twins are older it was a breeze.  They don't get babied so much and so she doesn't think she needs to be either.  It took a solid month, but wow, we don't even do pull-ups anymore.  Woo-hoo!!!!!

I think it was the old-school training pants that did it.  My sister-in-law gave us some cloth ones, and they really seemed to do the trick.  Pull-ups are just too much like diapers - the cool alert and learning designs just don't do the same trick as being soaking wet.

ANYWAY, we are one down, and two to go.  Diaper free is the way to be!!!!