Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Green eggs and ham

Preschool had Green Eggs and Ham day... This whole week has had a theme for each day. For this particular day the kids dressed up in green. 

 Asher wanted me to follow him for his picture. So.......
Mom look at my blocks... This boy... He is almost all the way potty trained. He got Paw Patrol underwear, which he calls panties and I can't change that for some reason. And lots and lots of treats and now he is dry, night and day. The last time he had an accident was about three weeks ago. The reason I say almost, is because, I still put a pull up on him at night worried that he will wake up wet one morning and ruin everything. But he continues to wake up dry.  We believe in bribing during potty training. Asher was extremely motivated by going swimming. So we told him, if he keeps his underpants dry we would go swimming. He has had two trips to the pool, with more scheduled. He is a little fish. I will have to figure out a way to record him. It is amazing how little fear he has. He is smiling while drowning... So I have to keep him only an arms distance away. So I can grab him quick if I need to. MayLee and Asher both stay right by me and the others are off playing and having a riot. We also use matches during potty training. I know I know... It's over now, but when he would go number two we would light a match and he could blow it out, just like an adult. WE LIT THE MATCH, HELD IT, AND DISPOSED OF IT... He only got to blow it out. They are now and always have been way way out of his reach. But, I tell you what, it potty trains boys so fast for number two. It's your birthday in the bathroom every time you go!!! Let me reexplain that he never got to touch the match. And the treats were never ending.... He got one treat for going number one and two for going number two. I will do whatever it takes. We had lots of accidents the first week, and he really uses the "I have to go potty" excuse a lot, especially at church and the grocery store. I think we visit the bathroom at least three times each grocery experience we have. He needs lots and lots of help still... He also has TBS (tight bum syndrome) so I will probably need to assist for a a while. He really won't let anyone take him but me and Daddy. Or the if he is being watched, the adult who is in charge. Standing is a little foreign to me, but we are working on everything.