laying low and potty stuff

Wow, it’s already been 2 weeks since my last post.  I keep thinking it’s been awhile but never seem to find the time or the inspiration to come here and write.  I don’t know why. The boys have been super cute and fun lately.  I haven’t been taking many photos either…lame.

They are so smart. I’m surprised every day by something they say or do.  Theo just seems so OLD lately. He’s still super obsessed with Legos. He just loves taking the guys apart and mixing and matching their bodies. We build whatever came in the lego set and then he takes it apart and attempts to rebuild it. He’s pretty good at it!  What I love the most, though, is his creativity. He builds his own little ships and guns and I literally don’t know how he comes up with this stuff.  So neat to watch him.

What’s not so neat is that he is also obsessed with pee pee and poopy.  Like, the words. Not the things.  He thinks it’s soooo hilarious to call people “poopyface” or “fartface.”  I guess it was funny the first time, but now it’s just pretty obnoxious.  I’m not sure if it’s just his age or something that he’s picked up from school.

Dexter, on the other hand, might turn out to be our goody-two-shoes.  A lot of the time when Theo is trying to get Dex in trouble (by telling him to say or do something inappropriate), he’ll say “No Tee-o, we don’t say that.”  He’s got a little conscience on him. Theo is starting to tell white lies, denying that he did something or blaming things on Dexter.  He’s not a very good liar.

Speaking of peeing and pooping though, for the longest time Theo wore a diaper to bed just because we were so paranoid that as soon as he started wearing underwear, we’d be back to the newborn days of getting up 5 times a night.  Before he wore underwear to bed for the first time (on Nov 2), he had NEVER in his life woken up dry in the morning.  I was curious if he was just peeing when he was awake because he knew he could or if he was actually peeing in his sleep.  We’ve pretty much figured out in the last three weeks that he CAN NOT and will not make it through the night unless we wake him up to take him to the bathroom before we go to bed (about 3 hrs after he does).  We’ve experimented and he always has an accident in the middle of the night if we don’t take him. Sometimes he’ll have 2.  So, what do you do?  Do you wake him up every night (a nuisance for everyone) to start teaching him or do you blow it off and let him keep sleeping in diapers?  For now, we’re taking him to the bathroom at midnight and celebrating successes every morning that he wakes up dry – which is the majority of the time.  I figure he’s going to be four in a little over three months…we’ve got to get a handle on this. Right?

We’ve been lazy with Dexter’s potty training.  We need to be more consistent but here’s the thing. He consistently pees on the floor almost every time he wears underwear. He has some GREAT days, but he has some bad ones too.  I know that’s too be expected. Does it make me a bad mom if I just don’t want to clean up pee off the floor or risk him peeing on the carpet or the couch?  Yeah? I kinda thought so. We’ve got a little time with him – I’d like for him to be trained (at least for the daytime) by the time he’s three…still six months away.  Dexter is more than happy to tell you after he’s gone but very rarely asks to use the potty before he goes.  I think with more consistency on our part, potty training him will be easier than it was with Mr. Stubborn Theo.

That was a lot of potty talk, considering I didn’t even know what I was going to talk about.

I think that’s all for now.