Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pacis, Pre-school, and Poop

Last night M asked for her paci. It was really so sad. She first told me that she was sad. I asked her why and she said, "Because I want my paci." and she said it in a way that was so sad :( I did not give in though!! I told her that she was a big girl now and didn't need it, and that I wished I could give it to her, but couldn't. She did eventually go to sleep too!

Pre-school is going well! They love it, of course. I have been dropping them off since I have been on break, and S is always the first one in, not looking back, ready to go! M started to hang back and hide behind my legs a bit. Once she gets in there, she is fine, but I think she also wants to spend time with me. The only thing I don't like, is when I pick them up. They go to afternoon pre-school, so when I pick them up they are super tired. I bring them home and they act crazy. Bipolar even. They will get upset over the smallest thing, then be happy, then upset. I want this, no I want that! Do this for me, NO don't do that for me!! It's exhausting!

I originally put "poop" in the title just so I could have another "p" word- the English teacher in me acting up- but I do have some poop things to write about. Mine still will NOT go in the potty. I have tried bribing. That doesn't work. Bribes just don't work all that well with my kids. They say they are scared, so we talk about it, but they still won't do it. Some have told me to take away the pull up at night, since that is when they poop. They hold it until they get in a pull up then let it all go! I tried that with M a couple times, but she will either just hold it and then have an accident at school, or poop in the undies. Not ok. So we continue with pull ups at night. I keep reminding myself that they WILL get it eventually. Just like they got peeing in the potty. Laid back is what they need. I just need to remind myself of that!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Paci Update!

Getting rid of the paci was a little LESS painful than I expected! The first night, it took them forever to fall asleep. But, after the first night, they did not even ask for their paci at all! We had explained it a bunch of times and talked about it for well over a week beforehand though. I really was expecting them to ask and cry for it though. The only thing that is happening, that I think could be paci related is that M is waking in the middle of the night. And she wants me. And she doesn't want to stay in her room. She wants to come sleep in my bed. I really need to stop letting her do that! It's like when she was 6 months old again!

Friday, August 05, 2011

Paci Fairy, bedtime, etc.

Tonight the Paci Fairy is coming! What happens is she comes during the night and takes the pacifiers and gives them to the babies who need them. She leaves a nice toy in its place though! I'm not too worried about Sofia, she'll be ok. Maya is the one I'm most worried about. In the past 2 weeks she has gotten even MORE attached to the paci. I got them each a LaLaLoopsy doll, so I'm hoping that will help, but I have a feeling the next few nights will be horrendous.

I am STILL laying on their floor with them. Not sure when this will change. I'm flattered, really, that they want me around all the time. I know that will change eventually, but I do need to get stuff done!

Potty Training! It is going well. They go pee on the potty all the time now. Maya wakes up dry in the morning and after naps (WHEN they nap, which is an entirely different post!). But they won't poop on the potty! M went in her undies yesterday. Other times, she will ask for a pull up. S just waits for her pull up at night and then poops. I'm going to try bribery. I got a few Hot Wheels cars from the store ($1 each!) and I will show them to the girls and let them know they will get one every time they poop on the potty. I'm hoping it works, but knowing my girls... it might not.