…and I’ll say it again: toddlers are such strange beings.
It’s just so amazing that the same kid can, in the span of a few minutes, go from making you want to scream in frustration to wanting to hug him until he begs you to stop.
FRUSTRATING: We’re in the thick of potty training and overall, it’s going well. Jack Henry has only had a max of 2 peeing accidents a day because we’re still on a 30-35 minute schedule all day long (that’s exhausting in and of itself). When the timer goes off, he runs to his potty chair or asks for help going on the real potty. He’s refusing to poop on the potty, which is totally annoying, but we’ll get there. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. The days are looooong right now. UPDATED: I wrote this part a couple of days ago, and he is doing GREAT with peeing on the potty!! No accidents in 2 days, and he even went at the baseball game several times last night and twice today at the pool (not IN the pool). And, we’ve been able to stretch the 30 minute increments a bit, and he’s initiating needing to go. BIG changes in a couple of days’ time!
ENDEARING: After I showered and got ready, but was still sans makeup, Jack Henry said to me, “Mommy, you look nice. Like you hair like that.” I had blow-dried it and it was straight as opposed to the ponytail I’d been throwing it in the last few days. So sweet that he noticed.
JUST PLAIN WEIRD: while showering one day last week, about halfway through the shower Jack Henry walked into the bathroom and despite me asking him to leave, he decided to stay and watch. Through a magnifying glass. Even weirder, I’m far enough into parenthood that this didn’t totally freak me out.
INSULTING: JH: “Mom, dis you bath tub?” Me: “Yes, it is.” JH: “You fit it in?”
AFFIRMING: JH: “Mom, you put new batt-ees in my Yeetster (Leapster)? Good job, Mom.”