We recently had our first family day at the beach in 2014, a visit I have been so excited for & dreaming of all winter long!! One of our favorite parts of living in VB is definitely the oceanfront, we both grew up here so it’s hard for us to imagine anything different. We want the same thing for Waverly & just know she is going to love it just as much as we do. Last summer she was still a little small (& a little more interested in eating the sand than putting her toes in it), so we didn’t spend as much time there as usual. I’m thinking this may just be her year.
It was still a little cold for our bathing suits, which was probably a good thing since I’m not really ready to debut the bikini body & also, we didn’t have to worry about piling on the sunscreen (pale girl problems, sorry Waverly). It was a perfect start to the season though, Waverly was obsessed with the “sila” & wouldn’t take her eyes off of it. Such a great family day, I can’t wait for many more soon!
Besides lounging at the beach, also on the agenda for this summer is to have one little lady potty-trained! 🙂 Waverly has been very, very interested in “diapa’s” for quite a while now. Right around the time she hit 18 months, she started repeating “diapa” everytime she needed to go, even sometimes pulling at it or her pants when she needed to be changed. Our pediatrician told us to capitalize on it, that for some kids there is a window right around that time that you can catch. I was definitely all about it (leaving diapers behind is one milestone I won’t be emotional about), but after researching some, decided it was best to start when the weather was warmer & also, when I was on summer break so that we could be more consistent.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago, we went ahead & bought a potty chair since I figured it wouldn’t hurt to start the process. Waverly was actually really intrigued by it, she started wearing it as an accesory on top of her head, as a spot for her favorite toys, & many days, it stays in the living room with us. Just in case she all of the sudden feels the need to use it (which hasn’t happened yet).
So the other day I really thought we had made some major strides. Waverly kept sitting on the potty & wouldn’t let it out of her sight. Later when we were in the bath, she kept saying “uh-oh” & when I asked her if she needed to use the potty, she responded with the most confident “yes”. I was so excited, I picked her right up from the bath & ran downstairs to the potty (still in the middle of the living room). She sat there, but still wouldn’t go & I kept thinking that she just hadn’t really grasped it yet, that she didn’t quite understand what it was meant for. I definitely find that she learns best by watching what we do & know she always is, so I did it. I really don’t know what came over me, but I was that mom (there has been another one, right?!), that kneeled down & peed in her daughter’s potty. To say the least, Waverly was shocked & amazed. After staring at me for a few seconds, she yelled “EW!!”, one of the many new words she has picked up recently.
I will spare you a picture of me on the potty & if you are wondering, will let you know if my desperate attempt has any positive results soon. So far, Waverly clearly remembers my move since she keeps pointing to her potty chair & saying “mama”, she is really disapointed when I won’t give a follow-up performance. I definitely feel like I did my part & one time was enough. Now it’s her turn, right?! 😉
As always, Jess
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