but I am going to post them anyway.
Now I have to share two funny stories that I will want to remember:
I ordered some books that one of the doctors that I work for recommended for Maddox.
I looked at Half Price Books but ended up buying them off of Ebay.
I have been waiting for them to be delivered and noticed a box on the porch as we were pulling out today.
Maddox was excited to read them so I opened them up and handed one back.
I was gleaming with pride as he slowly and phonetically sounded out the words and read us a book about a cat...
And then he handed it back to me, and I realized that the word 'cat' wasn't in the book even once!
I laughed out loud at how believable he made it by taking it slow and steady. When I asked him why he did that, he just said, "got her!" and he laughed as hard as Lance and I were!
He is so funny!
Beckham still refuses to poop in the potty.
Tonight Lance was set on fighting him out in the power struggle of the throne.
I sat outside the door giggling at all the persuasion that Lance was trying with Beckham and how certain he was that he would somehow win a battle that I lose daily.
Lance finally called me in as back up.
I tried rubbing his back, singing, reading and taking his mind off of it.
I offered candy, to which Beckham sternly replied, "I don't want candy."
I offered a toy, which I have stashed away for a gloomy day or trickery persuasion, but Beckham shouted, "I don't want a toy."
Desperate, I said "is there anything you do want Beckham?"
He popped his tiny head up and said, "a hot dog... with mushurd."
I laughed so hard!
I also hit up the interweb tonight and found some information that I found to be helpful-- and plan to use it:
I can not explain how irritating it is that he will not have accidents and sleeps in underwear and will wake during the night if he has to go-- and will straight up tell you that he has to poop and needs a diaper to do it in-- but will. not. go. in the potty!
The doctor on the site reiterated the idea that the you can't battle them on this- they will win.
Something I know-- but it hard to stick with.
She said to not fight them on the diaper but make them use their diaper only in the restroom. Then after a few weeks, make them sit on the potty while wearing their diaper, then finally try the diaperless potty again.
Gradually, over a month.
I am going to try it.
I have nothing to lose.
We have costumes!
After realizing that I technically have only purchased one year's costume (the bear, that Beckham re-used as an infant)-- and trying all in my power to talk them into the cowboy/Indian garb that we took pictures in, the super hero mess that we dress up in for play, or their cammo duds (aka: Duck Dynasty) that we already own, with no luck-- I folded.
Today was our hunt!
We waited until the eve-of-Halloween but we found them each the character that they wanted, in the correct size!
And the best part:: my friend Rayanne told me about a 30% off coupon at Target, and though they were very picked over-- we found Mario in Maddox's size! (and we got it $9 cheaper!)
And my pal Schelly texted me right as we were pulling into the mall, and a co-worker of her's had the Disney Store Mickey Mouse costume for sale, $20 cheaper than the store had it!!
We visited Nana for a bit... and watched the Red Sox take the World Series.
Now tomorrow we will handle tomorrow's dilemma...
To trick-or-treat or not to trick-or-treat, while on call.