Friday, March 30, 2012

Where have all the time gone?

It's been so long I almost forgot I had a blog. There's just so much to do with a toddler and a baby around that any available time is used to catch up on sleep.

And if I had to carry my baby to sleep just so that I can have some sleep myself, I'll do it.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Xavier Uses His Potty

FINALLY! Xavier decides in fine Sunday morning that he wants to poo into his potty.

You have no idea what we have been doing to make him poo into his potty instead of his diaper. No amount of praising, persuasion, nagging, scolding, enticing, threatening, bribing, rewarding were successful in getting him to do it in his potty. The stakes got so high that rewards for doing it in his potty were 1) Lightning McQueen mini remote control car, 2) Thomas the Train motorized set (from Auntie Lucy), 3) Lego Duplo penguin set. Still no results.

Not until Sunday 18th March 2012. I was doing my usual big business in the morning when Xavier came knocking on the toilet door asking what was I doing. Told him that I'm pooing. Then he ask me to open my door as he wants to poo in the toilet too. I then told him I will open the door but he has to poo in his potty, and to my surprise, he agreed.

I was not really expecting results as he had done this before and would just stand up in less than 1 minute and say he is done, that he has got no poo. But this time he really pooed. Maybe it was because he saw me doing my business and wanted to copy me.

As for the rewards, oh his memory is good. He remembers and asked for all three rewards. Will space them out and tell him he would get the other 2 rewards when he poo into his potty the next two times.

Let's hope he keeps at it and help save us some diaper money. Ha.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Baby Lucas vs Mini Godzilla & Mini Lightning Mcqueen

Back in 2009, I used the Q-Steer mini remote control car, Nissan GTR R35 (nickname Godzilla) to "train" Xavier to crawl. See my previous post "Baby Xavier vs Mini Godzilla (GTR) - Part II".

The time has come for Lucas to undergo the training, except this time, there will be two Q-Steers. I bought a Lightning McQueen Q-Steer for Xavier and he is keen to play with it too.

Lucas demonstrated great determination in getting hold of the cars and unlike Xavier, he didn't lose his temper at all. In fact, he is very focus on the task and did catch the cars on a few occasions.