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School & Potty Training

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Megan started school last week and has loved it. Part of the joy has to be the anticipation since so many of her friends have been in school a year or more. She is only in a two day per week program for 5 hours at a time, but she has come home bubbling both times I think. No seperation anxiety here! She is in the car and on her way right now. We made a big to-do out of her supplies including a new blanket from Nana made with fabrics Megan chose, a new Hello Kitty backpack she chose, a pink softside lunchbox she chose, and two Batman fliptop insulated straw cups our friend Susan recommended. She was very excited about the Batman even compared to the pink Barbie cup. I hoped to steer clear of those as she chose for re-use reasons (poor Michael doesn’t need a handed down Barbie cup) and non-match reasons (her friend Shona has Barbie). She loves the Dark Knight. She sat at a choir dinner at Nana and Granpa’s house eating at a table full of adults and one other child. David Kennedy chatted with her the entire time, and she had lots to say but was also a good listener and conversationlist. Other than revealing my prediliction for coffee and her mother’s disdain for  the brew, David and Megan agreed that Batman could beat Barbie up in a fight. I guess I need to review that with her so she knows that he could, but he never would hit a woman. I digress. More on school later.

 A prereq of school is potty training. She has mastered daytime with only the VERY occasional accident. However, her nighttime progress is not as good. She has always been a heavy sleeper, and her bladder isn’t yelling loud enough at the brain to get her up in time. She had two nights this weekend with no problems, and as I started to feel confident, we got slapped hard. Sunday night there was a single accident that resulted in her bed and our bed being changed in the middle of the night. I resolved to wake her as I went to bed last night for a quick trip to the potty and found she was already wet. Thinking we were clear, I fell into sleep to be awakened at 1:30 as she crawled into bed. Having learned my lessons from the night before, I checked her bottom and she was dry. She then informed me that she had an accident and had already changed. I checked her hamper and found something more than a little urine. Ugh! Change her sheets and back to bed for her. She came into our room around 7am naked from the waist down. She said she had another accident and had divested herself of the sodden clothing. Bath time!

What kind of experiences have you had? I personally was completely “trained” by 18 months (at which time I also started to swim). No doubt thereabouts I also composed a symphony, wrote several sonatas, read War and Peace and beat Bobby Fischer before losing interest in chess. I know all kids are different. Hmmm.

I just read a bit that said don’t worry until they are five or six. A co-worker has reassured me several times that it is no big deal and she will train when her body is ready.

Warning - Security Risk Identified

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

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