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Friday, September 14, 2007

Oliver & the potty

So we started potty training Oliver in earnest this week, starting on Monday. He is now wearing underpants all day and the diaper still at night. Needless to say there are a lot of changes of clothing going on and many accidents, but that’s ok, we’ll get there.

It’s amazing how every parent approaches this differently. Our approach has been to just take him to the bathroom constantly, at least once an hour, whether he wants to go or not. A friend of mine was just telling me she left her boy without pants at all and let him go on the grass outside, then moved the potty onto the grass til he got the hang of that, and then moved the potty back inside.

There’s also the whole thing with boys - do you train them to pee standing up or sitting down? We decided on sitting down. There’s just one less thing to think about…

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Tipping Point

So I finally reached my point of no return with the Y! It’s been a crazy few months and was time for a gut check - to ask myself - was this really what I wanted to continue doing, was I really adding value? I decided that after 7 great years, the answer to those questions was no and it was really a good time for me to start looking for something new. So I quit - hooray! Feels exhilerating and terrifying at the same time - I have no idea what I’m going to do next - which is a first for me, but I think that’s a good thing, to take that leap of faith and see what’s out there.


Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Originally uploaded by taylorkydd.

My daughter is a marvel. I used to worry a little bit, how she and Oliver would get on, worry about not paying her as much attention as he is such a handful Fear not. My daughter is a tough little miss. Just seven months old and she approaches all obstacles with terrific determination. She goes after any toys Oliver is playing with, crawls all over him and finds everything he does hilarious. No worries for this one. Sometimes Oliver will run and grab a toy from her saying “No baby no”, she looks a little put out, but quickly recovers and goes charging on. She is a hardy determined little wonder.

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