Well, I'm doing toilet training... uhm, I don't mean that I AM doing toilet training, I am toilet trained already, trust me, but I thought I'd finally tackle my 2 1/2 year old and finally get rid of nappies in our house. Toilet training with my older boy was well... beyond frustration, he was so not interested whatsoever... yet, we managed... eventually. So with that experience in mind I didn't look very much forward starting this adventure with offspring #2, yet he can't just keep wearing nappies now, can he. Just imagine a healthy 18 year old doing so. So, today was THE day and considering it went quite well... okay, we had several puddles throughout the house and well, there were 2 bigger accidents which I don't wanna go into details, I just tell you that brown stuff was involved, hope that didn't bring up your brekki/lunch/dinner or whatever else you might have been eating before reading this... anyways, what was I saying??? Ah!! It went quite well. Something did click in his brain and he told us that he had to go, even if it was just a tiny bit late at times, BUT he noticed and he TOLD me, so that's the first steps to success. And don't judge me, but the first couple days of toilet training he will get a little reward for every business on his portable throne (aka potty): one of these little guys
Well, I don't know about you, but I love gummy bears even though I know there is no nutritional value to them whatsoever. And just the smell of them triggers something in my brain. So there you go, my toilet training temptation, handling his rewards and smelling that sweet gummy beary smell. And JABBA starts whispering: "Common, just one. It won't hurt." And one really wouldn't hurt, yet gummy bears have the tendency to lure me into eating more than one... many, many more than just one. So yes, in the end it would hurt. So I didn't eat any. Not even one. Even though JABBA was raging, he watned to eat one, but it felt so good to stay in control of the situation, I was in charge, NOT JABBA. I know, maybe it is absolutely stupid to play with temptation in that way, I should give him another kind of reward, but to be honest, to see that smile and spark in his eyes when he gets that one little gummy bear is worth all them temptations. I won't cut out all sweets out of my kids life, I want them to grow up in moderation but not dependency on sweets and sugar.
I really need to go to bed, hope what I wrote made sense... somehow, my brain is fried and tired, night night