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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

And in this corner....

Trying to get Yoyo into a clean nappy these days has suddenly become a life and death battle of epic proportions. It's a very new development, too - just in the last week or so.

We've been very proud of all of the new skillz she's been demonstrating - lots of new words, understanding us to a degree which shocks and amazes us, inventing new games, etc. Not two weeks ago, she was astounding us by letting us know when she needed a "freshie", taking us by the hand to her room, getting a new nappy out of her drawer, and lying down on her changing mat with a sweet angelic smile on her face. "Wow" we thought, "she's just about ready for potty training! She has to be the most advanced 16-month old girl in the history of chilren!".

Now? Not so much. After noticing that she, frankly, stinks, and corralling her into her room, she runs to the nearest corner and starts looking for an opportunity to make a break for it. I'll try to wait her out, blocking her path to the door, and when she does try to manuever past me, I wrestle her to her mat and try to get her clothes off. She'll tense up her whole body and start rolling, like a crocodile with a fresh kill, and scream and cry and fight. My lovely wife tries to sooth her, and sing to her, and get her to calm down. I take the "pin her down and get it over with" approach. Neither seems to be working particularly well.

When we're finished, she runs off ready to play again, like nothing ever happened. That's one of the great things about little kids - their ability to shrug off the little unpleasant episodes immediately. If it were me, I'd be sullen & brooding for the next four hours. But our dreams of getting potty training over with by the time she is 18 months old have pretty well vanished. She is still the best little girl in the history of little girls, it's just too bad she's stuck with such clueless parents....

3 Comments:

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Kara said...

Ah, pottytraining. Everytime I start pining for another baby, you parents of toddlers give me a nice little dope slap.
Thanks, mate.

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger Steph said...

Just let her run around as nature intended.
Advice from a childless chick. Haaaa!

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger Jonathon said...

For the life of me, I'll never understand why kids seem to enjoy walking around in filthy diapers!

 

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