Wednesday, August 26, 2015

independence

you have a big girl bed. and you've slept in it for the past two nights. i sprang it on your papa the night before last stating, "tonight is the night". i wish i had captured his face! i think this has been most traumatic for him. i knew it would be and that's why i made the decision and just did it. because if it was left to him you would be thirty and still sleeping in our room. i really didn't want to have any expectations of you and how it would go, i just wanted it to be what it would be and let it all happen as it needed to and i am so proud to say it went, and is going, so so well. yes we are only two nights in and it's still early days but that's why we have decided to leave your cot in our bedroom for just'in, you know?

in other huge news you went pee-pee in your potty! and it was celebrations and jubilation all round... we've had a potty for some time now and you've always been super enthusiastic about it and so, we've taken our ques from you and then it just clicked in your head one day. your teacher said you did a sprinkle that day at school and were super chuffed with yourself - i mean who wouldn't be! then that evening, you were half naked - as usual - you started holding your little jay-jay and running on the spot, so papa ran and got the potty, you sat, got the most worried look on your face, i mustered all my mama love, looked you dead in the eye, smiled my biggest most encouraging smile and told you "yes baby, that's right, you're doing it perfectly" and you let go! your utter surprise will be forever ingrained in my memory - it was magnificent. you got up, checked your pee out and then we all jumped around and high fived like we had just won the world cup od pee-pee-in-potty and it was pure joy! now we have to do it every time and that's totally cool by us. plus you tiny butt in knickers is next level edible!

finding nemo is the current movie of choice and, of course, so are fishies. papa overruled me an got you a fish which you named where-boo - which is how you say "where you". you adored him. alas where-boo took a ride down the porcelain express and has since been replaced with kurt, dave and chris - three fan tail gold fish. you love feeding them and it's our go to distraction when your attention needs diverting. thanks kurt, dave and chris - we will forever be indebted to your fancy-tailed-selves.

we visited the aquarium last sunday and arrived just as they started to feed the stingrays. what an experience. you were the first little person to stand right against the glass all by yourself, the other kids followed soon after. you looked up at one point and saw a group of kids to your left so you joined them and proceeded to be the loudest and cutest of them all, exclaiming loudly "what is this? what is this? fishies! fishies!" and high fiving the diver through the glass. papa told me later when we got into the car that just before the stingrays you had found two little girls, whom you went to go stand by and when he came closer you turned around, held your hand up and quite adamantly told him"no!" and to "go!" haha! god, i really adore you and your independent bossiness.

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