30 Days of Blogging, Day 19

Rain, dark and dreary skies, chilly and damp air. This January thaw will ultimately break and we’ll get more snow and frigid temps, but while it lasts, this is my kind of weather. Maybe I should live in BC or the UK… I love dark and dreary rainy days.

Having submitted my dissertation proposal to my committee, I have free time now. I’m still dabbling in developing research materials and an ethics appliction, but I also don’t want to get too far ahead of myself in case my committee suggests big changes.

Because I now have time to get all the household chores done before Avery gets home from daycare, we get to really enjoy the afternoons together. Today we spent 2 hours after her nap just finger painting and playing with playdough. It’s great for her colour recognition and naming. She can ask for blue, red, pink, and purple by name.

Also, she showed a sign of being ready to potty train (although we’re still planning to wait a bit longer). She laid down on the floor and asked me to change her diaper. As soon as her diaper was off, she jumped up, squatted, and peed (thank goodness we have hardwood!). I said “Oh! Pee!” And she started repeating, “Pee! Pee!” She was really proud of herself. We don’t yet own a potty, so I didn’t really know what to do when she decided to go on the floor. But I guess we’ll see if she tries to take her diaper off to go again, and we might have to pick up a potty sooner than we thought.

We haven’t done any potty training at all with her, but we are reading her the book Duck Goes Potty. She is obsessed with ducks, so we figured it was a natural potty training book to add to her library. I’m now wondering if she got the idea to take her diaper off from that book. Exciting times, we’re living in right now!

6 thoughts on “30 Days of Blogging, Day 19

  1. Yeah, we’re hot on the potty-training trail as well. We have a potty that sits next to the toilet. Half the time that I use the restroom, she comes in and sits on her potty (clothed) and plays or hands me toilet paper. I don’t think we’re quite ready for pee, because I don’t think she’s recognized the sensation of having to go, but poop is very, very close…we just need her to develop the patience to stay on the potty long enough for it to happen.

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    • Exciting times! I can’t even imagine what life will be like without diapers. I kind of worry about always being on the hunt for public restrooms with a potty trained toddler… new set of challenges. Good luck to you!


      • I know, it’s like walking – it seemed so fun and exciting and now I’m like, man, life is so much harder with new independence…falling, wandering off, insisting against the stroller… I wonder if I’ll feel the same about diapers.

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  2. I live in B.C and would give anything for a cold, but sunny day! Maybe not into the super negative temperatures though. But you would seriously love how the weather has been here this week. So.much.rain and grey. Starts to wear on the body and energy a little when we don’t get that much sunlight!

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