Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

By the looks of my old journals, I used to be big fan of New Year's resolutions. I wrote them in my journal at the beginning of every year, the same goals year after year -- read scriptures daily, exercise, lose weight, marry Gavin, etc. Apparently never achieving those goals in the previous year. Maybe that's why I don't write down my official resolutions anymore.

But you know who IS a big fan??? GRIFFIN!

I think he somehow realized it was a new year and time for some big changes! Remember the post (4 months ago) about the challenges of getting this boy to sit down on the potty in order to become fully potty-trained? I looked all over the internet for ideas of what to do. And finally gave up and put him back in diapers. A few days ago I took off his diaper when he woke up and left him in his jammies. He used the bathroom a couple of times that morning and was staying dry. I was busy in the kitchen when I realized I heard him grunting in another room. Fearing the worst and not in the mood to clean up an accident in his jammies, I asked him what he was doing. "I'm just getting my poopies out mommy."

I ran to find him just getting off of the toilet. What the crap? Literally! He did it all on his own!!! All those months of stress and wondering if he would ever get it . . . and I just needed to wait 'til he was ready. We had a little celebration and then he asked if he could now open his poopie toys. The Star Wars action figures he had been looking at for the past 6 months.

I'm surprised the box still looked this good after 6 months of just playing with the box.

Proud to be a BIG BOY!

We are now on day 3 of no accidents. I need to start weaning the gift giving. The 2nd day he got Darth Vader and Princess Leah action figures and today he got a Star Wars shirt. At this rate, his rewards are gonna cost more than the diapers ever did! Hope he's okay with just a sticker tomorrow! He now carries the 4 Star Wars guys with him everywhere we go. I'm trying to get him to quit calling them his poopie toys . The cashier at Target looked at me all funny today when she heard him ask me for his poopie toys. Go figure. It's looking like 2010 is gonna be a great year for us!

How about you--Do you set and write down New Year's Resolutions?

I loved this post and list of resolutions at Happy Shining People. I'm really gonna try to implement a few of them in my own life. Especially the one about being there, ready for my children when they walk through the door at 3:00 every day.

Happy New Year!


Tracy said...

Your story of the "poopie" toys reminds me of potty training my oldest. We had a horse toy sitting in the bathroom (in it's box) for about six months! By the time she went to the potty for the first time, we had almost forgotten about that horse! Congrats, Griffin, keep up the good work!

Brittany said...

Love this post, I was the same with Sarah, I was so ready for her to be potty trained. The only problem was she wasn't! Then finally one day she just did it. She was ready. And is there any better feeling in the world than having one of your kids become potty trained? Oh I know I love it. Only one in diapers Heather, not too long ago you still had 3! Look how far you've come!

Toni Mehraban said...

way to go. roya gets 2 jelly beans (not 1, not 3, 2!)every time she uses the potty. that is going to have to stop soon too!

Randy said...

How do you know my cousin Ben Hurst? (Happy Shining People)?

heather said...

I don't remember how I found her blog. It was a long time ago. I knew she was somehow related to you and Ted Buckwalter. I think I got hooked with her SYT blog posts. What happened to you? No facebook. No blogging. Fb just hasn't been the same since you've been gone (Kelly even wrote a song about it)!