April 17, 2013

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Published on: 2013.04.17

Morning: I cleaned up my office a bit, finally unloading my photo backpack from our Oklahoma trip.

We’d planned to pack up winter clothes and get out summer clothes (again), but the forecast had changed. We’re supposed to have two nights in the 40s the next few days. So that will have to wait. Again.

Rebecca worked with MF this morning on wearing panties and using the potty, but it just wasn’t sinking in.

In the afternoon, we bought some cloth napkins. It had suddenly struck me a few days earlier that buying paper napkins doesn’t make any sense. You’re buying something with the express purpose of throwing it into a landfill. No sense at all. So we bought two dozen cloth napkins.

Today, I installed the other timer switch (for the exhaust fan) in the second bathroom. It’ll be more important there, since that bathroom doesn’t have a window, and is the most used during the day.

Rebecca can finally say three syllables of her name. Until now, she’s been calling herself “Rebeh”. Today, it became “Rebettuh”. She says “not yet” a lot. (“Do you want some crackers?” “Not yet.”)

WEATHER: 73-85°F, mostly cloudy, light sprinkle (unmeasurable) in late afternoon

4 Comments
  1. Sharon says:

    Wishing you all luck with the potty training. My oldest was trained by the time she was one years old….it was more like I was trained to take her to the bathroom every hour. My youngest was trained by 2. She loved dresses and she went shopping with me to pick out her favorite panties. The deal was she could wear dresses and those pretty panties as long as she kept them dry. It took only a day for her to get it. And she had no accidents. So, I went to a consignment shop and bought 10 dresses for $10. She could wear dresses as long as she was dry. And that was how my youngest was potty-trained.

    Some of my friends tried the M&M method and were successful. At first I tried that with Jackie. She only ate the M&Ms and still peed her pants. The pretty dress method worked the best.

    Good Luck!!

  2. Wil C. Fry says:

    Thanks, Sharon.

    My wife tried the dress/panty method as you described above. But I think Rebecca still doesn’t fully understand what “keeping them dry” means. :-/

    (I recently learned that a sibling of mine wasn’t potty trained until 3 — and the same sibling was way ahead on many other things. So I’m not too worried. Yet.)

  3. Cassie says:

    Who needs napkins? Just lick your fingers. :)

  4. Wil C. Fry says:

    I used to wipe my fingers on my pants. My wife has scolded me out of that habit. :-)

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