The craziest part about Zachary turning 2 years old is that we have had him for 2 years now. I can’t believe how fast time has gone and how much he has grown. From a helpless infant to a crazy midget who I wish was a bit more helpless at times. It has been a great deal of fun keeping track of the last 2 years which has been twice as long as I originally set out to write this blog. I know Zachary will keep doing crazy, hilarious things but for now I think the blog is done. At least, maybe until there is a Zachary part II in the family.
Yesterday morning Zachary asked for the whole box of Cheerios. I reluctantly gave it to him. Zachary immediately pulled the bag out of the Cheerios box but then sat there very calmly eating the Cheerios out of the bag. Last night Zachary once again asked for the Cheerios box and I confidently gave the box to him. I then spent the next twenty minutes cleaning the entire box of Cheerios that Zachary had emptied all over the living room floor. That was a pretty obvious ending to this story.
What was Zachary’s best gift from his first birthday? Surprisingly, his grasshopper puppet which he is still obsessed with. Along with grasshopper, he is also obsessed wit his Elmo puppet. Literally, every day he insists that I put these puppets on so they can perform for him. Zachary also really likes to interact with these puppets. At first, Zachary would do cute things like give grasshopper a hug or Elmo a high five. He would even pretend to feed them coffee or pizza. More recently, the relationship has turned abusive. Zachary now loves to jump on and bite the puppets. He will stick toys or his hands in their mouths and crack up when I try to stop him. I keep telling Zachary he is being abusive and he should be nice to his puppets but that only encourages him to further abuse the. Zachary does not act out with other kids or us, it is just his puppets because for some reason it is hilarious to him. I don’t get it but he loves his puppets.
How do you get ready for potty training? You wait until your child is the appropriate age/maturity. You speak to your doctor. You read books and articles and get advice from friends. What do I do? Pretty much none of that so far. I have just said, hey Zachary, want to try using the potty and seen how it goes. And, instead of the potty, I have let Zachary use the toilet. From the little I have actual read and heard, for boys it is easier to start potty training when they are closer to three years old as opposed to when they are barely two years. My idea has just been to introduce Zachary to the general idea of the potty/toilet. How has it gone so far?
- Zachary has put his hands in the toilet – not so surprising.
- Zachary has put his feet in the toilet – slightly more surprising.
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