Oh, Liz. Sorry to hear that the germies have hit you hard this month. Hang in there!
I hope Peter's fever breaks and stays away. Fevers really scare me!
Sandy - Your ticker has been updated. Sorry it took so long, I missed your request.
Liz - So sorry to hear you're all sick! Thank goodness Peter's accident wasn't anything serious. Are he and Addie at the same daycare?
Erica - Too funny about "Jack Sparrow"! When will you guys be going home again?
Does anyone know, for all the people that stopped posting here, are they now posting on the FB group? Just wondering if they're still having access issues?
Woohoo! We've passed our number of posts from December (10)! LOL
AFM - Not much is new with us. Still looking at preschools for Selin. Another parish near our house just announced they'll be having an all day program for 4 year olds so now we have to decide if we're going to send her in the fall to the first school we toured (which has an all day 3 year old program) or keep sending her to the sitter until next year and then enroll her in the 4 year old program.
Oh and she now has an imaginary friend named "Sassy". :-P
"Big dinos died in apocolypse!!"
LOL!!! That totally cracked me up!!!
Name/SO's Name: Mari/Mati
Children's names and ages: Fede 3 yo. and Julia 10 months
Any new milestones or fun stories: Fede is talking so much!!! Sometimes it's like he has so much on his brain that he stutters until he can let it all out. We are laughing all day long listening at the funny way he says things. He's also started to sing, wich believe it or not he didn't before. I've come to understand that this is his way with everything... he won't do somehting until he is reasonably sure he can do it right. So he walked late, talked lete, potty trained late and now the singing.... On the bad side of things he is really starting to test boundaries... He defies my authority a hundred times a day, and sometimes it is so hard!! it's like a permanent battle of wills!!
Julia is cruising hanging on the furniture and crawling at lightspeed!!! her motor skills are amazing!! She is also full of smiles and I'm ecstatic because her hair is finally long enough to do something with it (she has so much hair!! and up till now it was only a wavy mess!) So now my favorite thing to do is something resembling "Boo" from Monster's inc. Incredibly cute!! She is also having a MAJOR case of separation anxitey. The other night my parents offered to baby sit so we could have a date night. Right in the middle of it I called to check on things and I could hear her wailing from the other side of the phone.... Way to spoil the mood!
What are you looking forward to this year: Building our house!!!
Hi Erica!!! Thank you for the comment, this is the kind of thing I mean when I say I have real friends here.!
Next tuesday we have an appointment with a family counselor. We just want to be sure we are handling our little family issues the right way. Fede is really jealous, and trows a lot of tantrums. Sometimes we just don't know how to handle him anymore. I can see that he has a very strong personality and I really want to encourage the positive aspects of it, and avoid letting him become a spoiled kid.
As for Julia, well, the only issue so far is that about wanting to be with me all the time. To be honest, I love that she wants me so much, but several people are pointing out that she is too dependent on me (in an unhealthy kind of way), so I might bring that up too.
Hi ladies – nice to see this thread moving a bit faster!
Sandy – fun that David is in soccer! I can’t wait for Evan to start.
Erica – “Jack Sparrow” – too cute! I hope school is going well now, I can see how it would be hard to get on track after the holidays. I’m sorry that your grandma isn’t doing so well. Dementia can be so heartbreaking.
Liz – how horrendous! I hope you’re all feeling better now!
Christine – good luck choosing a preschool for Selin! It can be tough to decide, I’m sure. And that’s really cute about “Sassy”! You’ll have to tell us some stories about her :)
Mari – Sounds like Fede is being 3 :D Evan is the same way for some things – doesn’t want to do something until he knows he can do it “right”…or more efficiently than the old way (for example, he didn’t start walking a lot until he was faster at it than crawling). I wouldn’t be too worried about Julia’s separation anxiety as long as it doesn’t continue for too long or get worse somehow. Always good to talk to someone about it though if you’re worried.
AFM - I'm really, really hoping Evan will start showing an interest in potty training soon. When did it happen for your child(ren)? We ask him if he wants to sit on the potty and he'll say "no" and apparently he does the same at daycare. I'm not worried, but it would be nice to get him out of diapers before he's 3 (which isn't until October). Any tips?
Alyssa, Fede never "showed" interest in PT. When we were close to 3yo I got fed up with changing diapers, and one saturday morning I said to him:
"no more diapers, if you want to pee or poop, please tell me or daddy and we will help." I expected to spend the next two weeks cleaning messes, but he handled it pretty well and only had three accidents the whole weekend, by the end of that week he was done.
I have to say though that he had a bad regression when we moved. I don't know if the new house made him insecure or what , but we spent most of december cleaning pee puddles and changing clothes. He never regressed on nº2, thankfully!
So I'd give it a try once you see him mature enough to understand what you expect of him. Also try to train him away of any major life change.