Thursday, February 9, 2012


As I was getting ready for work in the bathroom this morning, this is how I heard my children communicating togther:

C: Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C: STOP IT!!!!
E Argghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
C: DON'T YOU DARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
E: DOOOoooooooooooooooooooN'T

And on it went.

How tiresome is sibling rivalry? Very.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Toilet Training.

Is probably my least favourite part of parenting.
At some point however [preferably during the warmer months] one's toddler needs to learn how to use a toilet instead of soiling her pants. Especially when this particular toddler is a lot taller than the average 2 year old. So it is becoming quite awkward to manage.

I understand why it takes them a few weeks to "get it". After all they have been allowed to use their nappy their WHOLE life. It's going to take some convincing that there is a better alternative.

But toilet training requires a mother's entire level of patience. All of it. Then there is none left over for the other children who aren't making their beds in the morning,, and who forget to bring their homework home, and who leave their shoes lying around the house, and who don't put their toys away... etc etc...

Even Libby's family daycare Carer was frazzled yesterday after cleaning up lots of messes and having absolutely zero success on the toilet (or potty).
I too am yet to hand out a sticker and quite frankly, it's disheartening.

Please remind me that they do eventually learn.