Our days here at
~ No. 9257 ~
are split between activities with our young (and very social) teenager and fun filled Wednesdays with our grandson.
once to purchase a potty seat and new undies for Nana D's house...
Yes, it's that time...for both of them.
On top of all of that, the hubby decided that he was going to start the "learning to drive" process with our teen...
WOW...talk about living in 2 totally different worlds!
I am not sure what is worse...
potty training an energetic two year old or teaching a teen to drive! YIKES =/
Because the little one is about the be a big brother, the time as come to begin to encourage him to use the big boy potty...6 weeks until the new little bundle of joy arrives at the home on No. 8030, my oldest son and daughter-in-love's cozy and sweet abode. (View the little one's nursery here.)
So, at last...I was ready to introduce little Caden to Nana D's Potty Training Boot Camp
(I borrowed this title from the bestie, as she is also training her youngest. She texted me a S.O.S. message about how her boot camp was going...which she discouragingly wrote "MISERY"! Poor thing!)
Here is what I used in my approach with him...
* a new Elmo potty seat
* new Cars & Thomas the Train big boy underwear
* much needed reward treats which were housed in a cute jar for the guest bathroom.
Check it out...
And so, the training began...
Caden wasn't quite sure what to think and wanted to take his Elmo potty everywhere he went, to which Nana replied, "NO"! Ha Ha
He soon got the hang of the whole running (very quickly) to "sit on Elmo"...he never quite made it in time, but he sure enjoyed his 2 m&ms for trying.
Needless to say, it was a good thing that we bought 2 packs of undies...14 in all.
He tried on at least 9 pair of freshly purchased undies within an afternoon's timespan.
Remember...this was Day 1 of boot camp!
Whew...and it was kicking this Nana's booty!!!
Ok, so that was a hard afternoon. Maybe I will have better luck in teaching our teen the 4 steps in the face washing process...
(Tip...label each bottle or tube with a Sharpie marker ~ #1, #2, #3, #4. Just makes life easier! No more searching and trying to figure out which to use in what order.)
So far, so good with this one! Our teen has even decided that maybe he should shower twice daily in order to keep the zits away...heavenly idea!!! LOL
Our day ended with the family enjoying great convo over a new Pinterest recipe...
How utterly sweet to walk out and catch these two enjoying the back porch swing together while waiting on dinner to finish cooking...
Ooooh...we heard the ice cream truck rounding the corner in the neighborhood...sounded like a great dessert plan to me!
Thanks Poppa for treating us...
And there you have it! A day in the life of our family. Sweetness!