Actually, Tutti, is coming to the rescue today. She is going to pick up Ada and me so that we can tag along on a shopping trip. I am thankful for a mom friend who understands the monotony of staying in the house all day long.
Anyway, because I don't want to spend my entire day's blog post complaining about things that are in no way worth complaining about, I thought I would show what Ada has been up to. Because all of her little friends are a few months older than her, Ada has been hearing about potty training a lot lately. I haven't been pushing potty training because Ada is still young, but after keeping a few children at our house one day, and watching me take them to the potty, Ada has decided that she also wants to use the potty. And she wants to use it a lot. The thing is, she has never actually used the bathroom on it. She sits down, looks at me and smiles, and then says all done. Oh well, it's a start. She is so interested in it, in fact, that she has started pulling her diaper off in random places.
For example, the other morning in the nursery, some of the children were taken to the potty because they are potty trained. Well, Ada, never one to miss out on the fun, decided to take matters into her own hands. While my back was turned, Ada took her own diaper off and headed into the attached bathroom. Oh dear. I finally let her sit on the toilet, but, of course, nothing happened.
Then again at the library, Ada overheard a mom ask her child if she wanted to go potty, and Ada immediately ran for the library door all while ripping off her diaper. Yikes.
Well, this interest has translated to her potty training her own babies and "melmo." Her method, however, is to actually stick her baby in the toilet rather than just sit them on the seat. Hey, whatever works, right?
I am thinking the baby still has a ways to go, though, so Ada decided she should put a diaper on her. Poor baby, the diaper is a little bit like a straight jacket. I offered to let Ada use a newborn diaper that we have stashed away, but Ada insisted that the baby needed this diaper.I thought this potty training interest had backfired yesterday morning when I found Ada sitting her bed, pants and diaper on the floor. Because Ada wakes up at the crack of dawn--before 6 am some days--I have opted to not use the monitor at night, and I make Ada stay in her bed until 7. I am a much better mama when I am not stumbling around half asleep. Well, the other morning I walked into her room to get her after she had been awake for who knows how long, and she immediately said to me, "wet diaper." I said, "you have a wet diaper?" and she confirmed that yes she did, by pointing to the diaper on the floor. Needless to say, I was relieved when I touched her sheets and they were dry. p.s. All toddler swimwear at Old Navy is on sale for 8.00. We picked up this suit yesterday morning, and I had to post pictures. All of Ada's current swimsuits were either too small or too big, so when I saw the sale, I decided to buy one that is actually her size.