Monday, August 22, 2011
Potty Time, Birthdays and Back to School
Tommy asked to sit on the potty today and he was so proud of himself for doing it! He didn't do anything but sit, but that is huge for us! Every time we would talk to the boys about the potty, they would be adamant they wanted nothing to do with it. "Nooooooo!" is the answer we would get, every time we asked. But this morning as the boys were getting their morning diaper change (which they hate), I mentioned if they would go to the bathroom on the potty, we might not have to change diapers anymore. At this Tommy started asking to sit on the potty, so we all acted very excited, got him situated and sat with him praising him while he sat on the potty. Liam still insisted, "Nooooo!" so we didn't make him, but we made a big deal out of Tommy trying.
And where has the month of August gone? Last post was at the beginning and now we are at my DH's birthday at the end of August! Yes, Happy Birthday, DH!!!! I love you very much, and I am terribly disappointed that you are going to be in NYC overnight for work and not home with us where you belong.
Next Monday is Phoebe's first day back to school. We have a Meet the Teacher on Thursday afternoon and she'll get a haircut. I need to spend some time with her as it seems we are at the beginnings of cyberbullying age and I'm nipping it in the bud. I'll write more about it in another post after I get my facts from her "Wee World" account tonight, but let's say it seems she is the victim and I might be giving the mother a call. It is someone from school that she had issues with during the school year. She is also the girl that gave all the families head lice. I do feel for her as I believe her parents are getting divorced and that is why she moved to this school right after Christmas break this past year. At this time though, Phoebe is not allowed to go online until I get this all researched and decide what I'm going to do. If she is allowed back on, it will probably be with a new account and I'll want her to try to stay as anonymous as possible. I'm just hoping that these two girls are not in the same classroom this year. Phoebe has two close friends from last year and none of them have the same teacher this year. If this other girl is in her class, I will call the guidance counselor and ask to have her moved. We had issues in the classroom last year with the two of them (the guidance counselor has called me before on this), and I don't see it going away, so I'd rather make sure to ensure their education is not disrupted that they are kept apart in a classroom setting as much as possible. Does that sound professional enough? I think that's a good enough ask considering there are four 5th grade classrooms and they only interact during lunch, gym and recess. I'm hoping I can find out ahead of time and get it changed if I need to before the first day.