Sunday, 24 April 2011

Party after party, after party

So here I am at the end of a lovely Easter Sunday - two Easter Egg hunts, one big family lunch and a few glasses of white wine.
But the celebration is not over for this family. Tomorrow we have Scarlett's birthday party, Tuesday is her third birthday and Friday is our street party.
I think I might need a long lie down on Saturday.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Toilet training :: The update

I think Playgroup might have muddled Scarlett with another child. She was certainly not toilet-trained. We have had long periods of time sitting on toilets, I have purchased a padded Peppa Pig seat, we have offered all manner of treats and we have had no wees or poos in the toilet or on the potty.
So as from Good Friday, we will be leaving the "knick-cars" behind and using the warm weather to introduce naked training in the garden.
I stayed with a friend this week and she was on days two and three of cold turkey toilet training. Apparently Day One was horrendous. I think our day one has been the last two weeks - I have even had to take apology chocolates to nursery as they had seen Scarlett soil four pairs of pants and two outfits.
As for The Audrey - well, she remains 'sensitive' and I was pretty fed up when I returned home from my 22 hour escape to hear she had peed on the carpet twice when Dan and Scarlett had been upstairs (and she had been put outside). I am wondering if I should be considering medication - for her, not me.
Not yet anyway.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Under the radar

I think it is OK to say out loud that Audrey is toilet-trained. I get up early to get her into the garden as soon as she is on the move and the nice weather means the back door is open all the time.
I would say that one wee on the carpet a week is as good as it is going to get.
We met a friend's 12 week old puppy last week - they seem to be at the same stage as us except Audrey is 11 months old.

I have been putting off potty training Scarlett as there is only so much urine and faeces a person can deal with at anyone time.
And then I collect Scarlett from playgroup today and they mention that she asks them to take her to the toilet and wees - each week.

It seems I can't toilet train a small dog but my daughter can toilet train herself.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

"Poo Head"

Today we went to see one of my favourite books on the stage. I was introduced to this book by a close friend, a while before I had Scarlett. I think I bought her husband a silly book about poo, so they gave me this in return.

The story is as follows - a mole wakes up one morning to find someone has done a poo on his head. He seeks out the offender, but not before each animal has shown him their 'business' to prove it was not them. Genius.

The last time this production came to Ipswich, Scarlett was too young so I was determined to take her this time. Both showings were sold out so I was pleased to have managed to get four tickets and have been looking forward to it very much. Scarlett loves the book and the simplistic 'Poo Head' is all her own work.

So off we skipped this afternoon to meet the friend who introduced us to this gem. This is the second time I have been to see a children's play at the New Wolsey Studio and both times I have wondered how they will turn a short book into something long enough to be worth seeing but engaging enough to keep three year olds happy.
The Kipper Tie Theatre were excellent at performing the adaptation. We laughed at the hare, sang with the cow, waved to the goat and then found out who did the deed via two Cockney flies.
The flyer calls it a 'Poodunnit'; haven't I done well not to tell you who did?