Today we have had the first stand and pee moment. I am shocked how fast these little babies grow up. No more diapers for Thing 1. —-Well we’ll see.— I just can’t believe that I am here in this stage already. Thing 2 loves the potty. I don’t convert that into "I am ready" but it does mean she can practice.
Thing 1 has been behaving good the past two weeks thanks to my friend’s new trick. Bribery. We went to Wal-mart and bought a nice little glass jar. Then we bought some rocks. They are really polished glass. They look like gum drops. For every good act we put a rock in the jar. For every naughty moment, we pull a rock out. Then we said if he can fill the jar full we get to go to the train museum. He has been golden. All I have to say is "Do I need to pull a rock out?'’ And the tiny hands that are clentching the entire box of "Sugar Smacks" in the ready-to-poor-all-over-the-floor- position, suddenly freeze and slowly turn to put the box back in it’s proper place. I know, Scarry like Halloween huh? So our first week I figured that he would have this thing figured out and wouldn’t care if I was taking rock out or putting them in. Only we are on week three!! He is working so hard to work his way to that train museum. We almost have it. I can’t wait to go and see all the trains!