Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Monsters In Our Lives

I finally defeated my procrastination monster and decided to start the blog I've been wanting to do. It will be used, partially, as a journal for me so I don't forget all the wonderful things my kids do. Although, I MAY complain quite a bit about these "wonderful" things.

I'm going to start right off with an issue going on the last few days. Griffin, my three year old, has finally been fighting his monster of going "yucky poopoo" in the toilet. He already received a pretty awesome toy for his first time.....a Little Einstein Rocket.

Which has since been taken away numerous times for accidents. So when he started to get on a roll again, he would ask to go to the store for a new toy almost every time. So I drew five shapes on a piece of paper, hung it on the fridge and told Griffin that each time he 'goes' he will be able to place a sticker on a shape. Once all shapes have stickers, we will go to the store to get the "big Spiderman" that he keeps asking for. I'm not quite sure what this toy is, so I hope it's within our budget. As proud as I am to say that he has completed his task, I'm a little curious at how his mind works. It's only been three days and I drew five or six shapes. It's like he rationed his outings to the toilet so he could get more than one sticker per day!


Caleb&Danielle said...

Yay!! I love your blog! :)

I have mixed feelings about potty training. I dread the little "accidents" all over the floor. But then again, it's 8:30 in the morning and I've already changed 4 diapers-- two of which were poopy. Gag me. Good luck! And when it comes time for potty training at our house, I'll be coming to you for advice. :)

The Willis Family said...

Yippee! I'm so happy that I get to see your precious little guys on a regular basis now! Did you go to Hawaii? Since when do college students get cool vacations like that and where can I sign up?

The Gardner Gang said...

Hey Keri! Talk to my mom and dad. They paid for almost all of the trip, we had to help with food and plane tickets. It was and amazing place. Just don't go with kids until they're older. :)

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Jennifer said...

Carolyn... Cute, cute family. I am addicted to blogging, you see, and just happened upon your blog today. :)

Anyway, cute kids. Griffin looks just like a little Jeffy and Kai looks just like your little brothers.


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