Tuesday, June 03, 2008
On sleep, potty training and rainy day boredom...
Having a two and a half year old is TIRING. The constant chatter, the 'mommy, he'p me?'s, all the energy... I've been limiting the amount of sleep he gets. I wake him at 7:30 in the morning and only let him sleep for an hour in the afternoon so this is probably why I'm feeling the strain lately. But sleeptimes were getting to be too much for me otherwise. Does anyone else do this? Elliot tried to go a few days without his nap, but towards dinner time he'd get quite whingey and grumpy so I don't feel as though he's ready for a nap-free day.
Also, I've been feeling some (self-induced) pressure to start potty training Elliot. Quite a few of his (all younger) friends are already or in the process of potty training. But I'm still not sure how to start and if he'd be ready for it. I'm not sure I'M ready either, but if you have any advice or tips, PLEASE do share. Portable potties or straight onto the toilet? Straight into underwear or Pull-ups? Too many decisions.
Since we bought Elliot's playhouse all he wants to do is go out and play in it. Just generally run around in the garden. Unfortunately it's rained nonstop the last few days and being stuck indoors is sending me crazy. I try to vary the activities we do during the day - singing, dancing, colouring, painting, play-doh. But I'm running out of ideas - does anyone want to share their favourite rainy day activities? That'd be fantastic.