And because I must have some deep need to get myself into trouble here today… (plus a little free time to myself)
Kalila has been doing really well with potty training. Its been over a month now I think since she’s worn a diaper. Unless you count her accident at B&N when that was all we had left, put it on her just until we got home and got her out of it asap. Its been a very long time either way.
She has had accidents though. Most are not peeing in her pants… but today… Today was an exception with that. She’s done it twice already. So frusterated.
Which brings to mind the other subject here… We seriously need (and yes I said we… I’m just as bad about it if not worse) to be more patient with this child. Not just talking about w/ PT but in general. There’s a big area around this (patience levels, handling her behaviour, discipline, etc) that I don’t really fall into line w/ AP and I want to now. I’ve tried the other way… and I’ve seen how badly Kalila is doing with it. I see her feeding off of us and its getting to the point its just bad.
On the other hand, we have our moments… Like the other day when she made this huge mess. I was royally pissed off about something that happened not related to her and she picked right then to walk into the hallway w/ a glass of chocolate milk and dump it all over the floor and wall. Imagine how fun that is to clean up Anyways… for some reason things clicked and instead of yelling I managed to handle it… even when she decided to throw a huge fit about having to take a bath. I got her calmed down way faster than she normally does when she throws one… it was great. Now, I’m not going to assume trying the same method again will work as well.. I’ve learned my lesson with jumping the gun and thinking since something worked one or two (or three or four) times that it will again. But still… Huge difference. I need to be working on this.
I found an article on Mothering Magazine that I really liked awhile back about calming down and stuff but I can’t seem to find it now lol. I really need to go back and look for that. Got it, its called Learning Patient Parenting. I really think I need to reread this…