Friday, December 30, 2011

Adventures in Potty Training

We are reluctantly entering the realm of potty training. I say "reluctantly" because things are just so much easier with diapers. No waiting on anything, no having to pull over and find a potty. But it is what it is. To help motivate baby girl, we've come up with a sticker chart. She gets a sticker on her chart every time she uses the potty. She has taken to saying she "really, really, REALLY has to GO!" every evening juuuust before bed time. Coincidence or stall tactic? Hmmmm...

Anyway, tonight she was sitting on the potty and she really wanted that sticker. So she started giving her pee a pep talk.

Ali: Come on, pee, LET'S GO!


Ali: Come on, PEE, LET'S GO!!




Ali (getting frustrated): I want the pee to work, mommy!! I want the pee to work on the potty!!

Me, too, baby girl. Me, too.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Conversations with Ali

Ali: Mommy, what happened to my water? Did it melt?

Me: No, your ice melted into water. You see, ice is verrrrry cold. When it touches warm air, it warms up and turns into water. It melts.

Ali: Oh, okay. And then when I drink my water, it melts into a cup, and then flowers, and then popcorn, and then cheerios.

Me: Um . . .

Ali: And then we get into the car and go to the gym, and then to the store, and then into someone's tummy, and then we're a baby, and then we cry because our water melted.

Me: Oh, really?

Ali: Yeah, but that's okay. We should not cry because our water melted because it's JUST WATER. And then flowers. And then popcorn. And then cheerios.

Me: . . . I agree.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Conversations with Ali

Last night, driving home from a friend's house.

Ali: It's very, very dark outside!

Me: Yes, it is! It's late.

Ali: But not too late? I can still watch a video when I get home?

Alex: No, baby, I don't think we're going to have time.

Ali: We will have time, Daddy! Your clock is wrong! 

Me: Sweetie, I'm sorry, it's too late for a video.

Ali: It's not too late! It's only 8!

***It was actually only 7:17.***

Me: 8 o'clock?? Man, if it were 8 o'clock already, it would be way past your bedtime!

Ali: Oh. It's not 8 o'clock! It's only 7!

Me: Ali . . . you blow my mind every single day.

Ali: Yeah.