Sunday, November 24, 2013

It's Official!!!

It has been about two weeks and I can officially say ROMAN IS POTTY TRAINED! No more poopy diapers for this lady **raising the roof**!!!

His transition really was not bad at all. I think he already had the peeing situation down... I mean yeah, we had a few accidents here and there, but it happens.

Now pooping on the other hand..... OH MY LANTA! I could not get him to go!!! So I pulled out the potty chair we have (because I feel the need to have 3 different brands and styles of potty chairs and seats) and set it in the living room for him so hit on and watch TV. Doing this says a lot, because I personally hate potty chairs. I feel like they are another form of diapers. The point of potty training (in my opinion) is to not have to deal with as much clean up. But Roman was going on day 3 and this kid. needed. to. go!  Long story short, he wouldn't go so I stuck his undies back on him so I could go start dinner. Next thing I know I come back into the living room to roman "hiding". (AKA pooping). So at this point I am all "Oh he will just go in his undies and realize he doesn't like the feeling", until I look over and realized he no longer had his undies on... they were chilling by his potty.

This story ends with a big 'ol pile of crap right on my floor. I can tell you there is one person that got a good laugh out of this... my mom! Yep... My mom laughed harder than I have heard her laugh in awhile. I am glad my poopy misfortunes bring her such joy. You're welcome mom. You. Are. Welcome.

Well two or three floor incidents later, I finally got him to go! One of my best friends described it as the "Potty Olympics". I wanted to keep him moving until he REALLY had to go. "Jump higher, run faster, push harder!" , ha ha.

We would chase him around the table, and jump around finding things for us, until he absolutely needed to go! It was on the verge of being..... no, it was ridiculous.

Roman discovered potty yoga... and it is a new and upcoming trend. You saw it here first.

 We colored, read, and built with blocks...

And the blocks is what did it!!! I had him bending and grabbing blocks from one side and building towers on the table.

With all of these potty training powers combined.... I can now present to the world...


I know he is going to kill me for posting all of these someday. O'well, I can say it is payback for his rebellious teenage years to come!

Please feel free to share some funny stories of your own! :)

Until next time....

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hey there! (Two months later)

Wow I guess I really suck at keeping up with this whole blogging thing.
Quick run down of what has happened the past two months.....
We traveled to NY the end of September to visit my family. It was seriously the best ever! Josh was able to come this time around! So in my Nitro it was me, Josh, Aunt HeyHey (You're welcome), Roman, Milo and a partridge in a pear tree. It. was. packed!
I saw my bestie since 4th grade!! This is how she greeted me when I first saw her. (As she steps out of her car, doesnt even say hey) "SOOOO I am due in May".... UHH EXSQUEEZE ME?! lol At least she got right to the point. I am SOOOOO excited for them though, She is a really great mom and I know she will be double great the next time around.
Roman and Corbin

Me and Mandy

October, we ..... ummmm.... well we trick or treated! DUH! Roman was the big bad wolf. He had his roll all figured out, He "  ah puff and ah puff and I bwhoa your house daown".
This is actually the first year we took him trick or treating. It was interesting. All week I made sure he watched the Halloween episodes of all the toonies he loves. Of course the one that stuck with him the entire night was Little Einsteins. (For those of you who don't know what Little Einstiens is, it is a cartoon that incorporates famous classical music, art and certain geography into each episode.) My neighbors probably think I am some educational freak because all roman would talk about is the Buckingham Palace, and the Palace of Versailles.

On top of that, here is basically how the night went.

First house:  
Roman: "Trick or Treat"
Nice woman handing out candy: " Aw, Hey there, do you like Lollipops?"
Roman: "No" (and walked away)

Second house: He walked into!!!! No lie, straight up walked right past the guy with bins full of great candy and into his living room.
The rest of the night he wanted to just pull the wagon, haha. Out. Of. Control!

Now that November is here, I think it is time to start the potty training thing again.  The things I do for this kid, there should be some sort of reward. I would even settle for him just using the toilet!

A couple of weeks ago I was doing something in the other room and when I turned around, there was roman, with his potty seat around his head. "Look mommy I'm a lion, RAWWWRRRR!!!" I was mortified. I looked at him and said "Um, that's not even funny. That is just gross."
Then, I did what any sane mother would do. I sanitized his face. Luckily with the right brand because not long after I noticed I was cleaning his poor hands with Clorox kitchen wipes! Yep. Mother of the year award goes to me.

Also, I have never felt so encouraged to use the toilet. Now I receive applause, praise, and a "Good job mommy, you get a skittle now?" But all the praise also comes with a little head by my butt making sure that everything is going fine? Who knows, I don't question his technique.

Monday is when we start and I refuse to go back. I told roman tonight that he has to start going pee and poop all the time on the potty starting Monday because they stopped making diapers, and there is a sever diaper shortage. So that means all we have now are undies.

Good thing he isn't too smart, because I would be questioning why all of a sudden there is a mysterious shortage in diapers. I guess he will never know. ;)

Oh and I will leave you with one final thing.... you should probably watch this video:


It's roman's new fav video, haha! Thanks Aunt HeyHey!