Things have been a little crazy so I decided to do another one of the toddler questionnaires. It’s so fun to see his answers and which ones actually make sense!
How old are you? 4 (almost buddy)
How old is daddy? 8
How old is mommy? 5
What’s your favorite color? Green
What’s your favorite food? Syrup (currently eating pancakes and we were out of syrup)
Who’s your best friend? All my friends
What’s your favorite show?
Me: That’s a movie, what is your favorite show?
What’s your favorite movie?
P: I already answered that
Me: Can you tell me again?
P: No, I already answered it
What’s your favorite song? Cars (Life Is A Highway)
What’s your favorite animal? Lion
How do you count to 10?: 4 (Just like his Daddy, the answer makes sense to him)
What are you scared of? Ghosts
What makes you happy? My friends
This age is so bitter sweet… One minute I could be crying in the bathroom out of frustration the next laughing like crazy at something he says. I thought it was time a again for a 5 things that make me happy and 5 things that make me sad.
What Makes Me Sad
When you do something mean to your sister
When you completely ignore me
When you growl at me
When you unbuckle your car seat while I am driving
When you refuse to do anything I ask
What Makes Me Happy
When you help your sister or try to comfort her when she is crying
When you ask me to play with you
Watching you walk around and explore Bam & Chiefs backyard
When you tell me a snack you want will make your tummy happy
When you sneak into bed with me and say, “I love you mommy” before you fall back to sleep
Biggest news this month… Parker is officially potty trained! I am so happy with the approach we took (more details on that later). We decided to get over the hump of pooping on the potty with an incentive. Each time he told us he had to go and went on the potty he could pick out a Match Box car. I went to Walmart and bought a few sets which ended up being about $.90/each. It worked 100%. That’s right, no accidents at all. He either told us he thought “the poop was coming out” or he went when we asked him to try.
This little man is just growing up way too quickly.
He has started taking on more of a big brother role with Caity. While that tends to be more bossing her around and teasing her, he certainly has his moments. When she cries he tries to console her. When he asks for something to drink or eat he also makes sure she gets something.
He is finally starting to play with his cars. He especially likes to take them all out and line them up. Next month we are building a fun garage to house all of his cars and I can’t wait for him to start using it!
We have taken a very lax approach to potty training Parker. I just wasn’t up for the tears, frustration, and accidents that I have seen so many of my mommy friends go through. Call me lazy if you must but it has worked about beautifully for Parker. Back in August while in Disney he randomly started asking to pee on the potty. From there on he would ask to go about 75% of the time, even though we kept him in a pull up. Fast forward to the last week in January when we decided to take the plunge and transition him to big boy underwear. In a daycare setting it was an easy way to encourage him to use the potty along with the other kids. As of now he is consistently peeing on the potty!
While we were visiting my parents in NJ my Dad played hookie from work and we took Parker to the Zoo. He loved running around looking at all of the animals.