Quick, before I get Sidetrack'd

Life with the two little people

Thoughtfully penned on November 20th, 2008 and generally concerning E, J, Life with littles

Life these days is just one grand adventure after another it seems…

A few weeks ago we decided once again to attempt potty training with Little.  Apparently we hit the timing right this time because she took to it like a fish to water.  But now, after a few weeks, she’s regressed.  She won’t go in public places (including church) at all, and she’s started having accidents several times a day (she had no accidents for probably two weeks straight).  We’ve been trying to figure out what might have triggered the regression, and I think Matt might have hit on it tonight.  Which leads me to…

Boo is mobile.  Last week he decided to get up on all fours and head out to explore the world.  He’s been doing an army crawl/lunge-and-pull-your-body type thing for a couple of weeks, but since he started getting his knees into the action he’s quicker.  It’s hard to say he’s actually crawling, because he doesn’t do the traditional cross-crawl, but he definitely gets where he wants to go.  And, he’s learned to reach onto things (like the hearth and the shelf under the coffee table) to get things.  Of course, his favorite targets are his sister’s toys, particularly the toy she is playing with at that precise moment.  He also enjoys reaching onto the coffee table shelf and pulling the basket of puzzles onto the floor with him.

So, we think that’s part of Little’s issue at the moment.  I’m hoping it will sort itself out soon because the laundry, oh, the laundry.

Otherwise everyone is doing well.  Last week a nasty cold visited us resulting in almost-croup for Boo and lots of runny noses, coughs, and sneezes for the rest of us.  Poor Boo was on steriods for four days, and when you give a bad-sleeping baby steriods you better watch out; needless to say, between the cold and the steroids we were lacking in the sleep department.

Add to the developmental milestones and the cold the fact that he was cutting his second bottom, front tooth (the first popped through the week before), and Boo was just a bundle of joy (ahem) to be around.  We were definintely thankful to see our smiling, happy boy return this week.

And so goes life in the sidetrack’d household.  See ya next time!

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. Yes, we definitely see Bubbie act up when Grayson reaches a new mileston. Now that Peanut is standing and thinking of taking steps, and getting into brother’s toys, we have definitely seen a different Bubbie. :) Glad that life has gotten a little less chaotic and Happy Boo is back! Hope Little can stick with the potty training!!!! Its so nice on the bank account to only buy diapers for one!!! :) Love y’all!

  2. The regression is normal. Just stick to it! I’m here if you need me.

  3. Take it from the one who has pottied trainded many toddlers the regression is normal. They do wonderful for a few weeks and then you don’t know what happened. Stick with it and she will be back in the groove in no time. The key is to not give up even when your up to your ears in wet panties. This is the perfect age to do this believe me.

  4. Sounds like things are busy around your house. When I worked in daycare (I spent a year in the 2 year old room) I helped to potty train many, many toddlers. No matter what, they ALL eventually get it.