We’ve had a busy couple of weeks with our two year old, who has been smashing goals all over the place!
Firstly, after much encouragement (and a bit of bribery), our little man is finally stepping aboard the potty train! He’s nearly three, and up until this point we haven’t made too much of a big deal about it, thinking he would let us know when he was ready. But, he’s a solid little fella and we were struggling to find nappies in his size, so we felt it right to give him a nudge in the right direction. This is all well and good, however it has become apparent that throwing another person’s number 2 down the toilet completely makes me gag. It never bothered me too much all squished up in a nappy, but when I can see it in all its glory - that’s another story!
We also have a rogue Thomas the Tank Engine potty. At 4am the other night, I was woken up by ‘choo choo’ noises, and a tune that sounded like something from The Haunted Mansion. It was playing over and over again. Fair to say that my husband was sent downstairs to sort it out - I was too scared! Anyway, it’s switched off permanently now, so it better not go all Zoltar on me!
A second milestone we’ve reached, is saying goodbye to the dummy, or the ‘dodie’ as we call it. This was completely by accident, because we actually ended up losing every single dummy in the house so he had to do without. I’ve bought six new ones over the past few months, and every single one of them has disappeared into some sort of dummy vortex. So we’ve told our son that the ‘Dodie Fairy’ has taken them to help other fairies. Mostly he’s ok with this, although on a couple of occasions he has asked us to ‘have a word’ with the fairy, and to bring them all back. Maybe he’s playing us for a fool, perhaps he’s actually been dealing in dummies at nursery - that would be one reasonable explanation as to where they all went!
And finally, something else our little boss has conquered...he can say Netflix into the Sky remote and it understands him! Now this may not seem like much of a milestone, but I’m super proud because he’s been trying to do this for a while now, and the voice-system usually thinks he’s saying ‘Necklace’. He tried every day until he succeeded, and was finally able to reach Paw Patrol utopia (unlucky for us!)