Well, day one was not fun. Day two was completely unexpected. Beanster went off to daycare and (surprise, surprise) he came home in the same clothes! He didn’t even have on a pull-up for nap time and he was dry! We went to Target for a few things and he stayed dry there, also! Well, he came home and about 10 minutes before we left for church, he doused his pa-paw’s chair. Soaked. So, we changed pants and underpants and went on our way. An hour later he did it again. So we set him on the potty in the nursery for 5 minutes, knowing he wasn’t done. Well, he refused to potty. The nursery worker dressed him in dry clothes, again. She said it wasn’t 5 minutes after that he went everywhere. I don’t know why…
Today, I kinda gave up the battle and put him in pull-ups. He hasn’t been going nearly as much today and I’ve sat him on the potty, but he seems to rather go in a diaper type situation. He has the concept down. He can sit on his potty and keep himself entertained with a Hot Wheels, but he just won’t go. And if he does and it’s time for a shower, he finishes up in the shower. *sigh* Onward.
The good news is that I found a 3-pack at Target yesterday of superhero underpants for $2.98. They were on the 50% off rack. (my favorite)
I’m trying to teach Beanster more things about Christmas than just Santa and presents. Tonight I made a little manger scene out of popsicle sticks. Super cute. He pointed out the baby, but he has a hard time making the connection of hearing about Baby Jesus to seeing a representation of Him. We’re going to continue to work on that. I can’t remember which site I found this on, but I just Googled “popsicle stick nativity craft” and I found it under the images.
Tonight we also did a Christmas tree craft with popsicle sticks. They’re just so versatile… Beanster loves glue. I put the dots down and he just goes to town pressing things down into it, then picking the dried glue off his fingers later. The tree came out pretty cute. I thought he did a good job sticking it all on there.
When school started earlier this year, we stocked up on supplies. Unfortunately, the crafts weren’t on sale. The big win, I think, had to be the ginormous bag of sequin-type things. I think I only paid about $4 for it at Wal-Mart. It had a pretty good diversity of things in it. There were heart, leaves, stars, angels, trees, flowers, plain ol’ sequins. (I know Beanster is a boy, but if it flashes or shines, it certainly catches his attention.) We also have 3 types of popsicle sticks – the plain, the colored, and the wide. They sure have come in handy.
I hope everyone has had a fantastic week! Peace and love, everyone!