Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Quiet Monster

Aden learned how to open doors. All doors.

I was in the laundry room listening to music and Aden was in the kitchen, right next to me. It was probably about 50 degrees outside. Not cold, but definitely not hot. Apparently Aden opened the door and wandered around outside in the mud with no shoes on and a short sleeve t shirt. I caught him outside singing to himself, spinning in circles, holding a stick.

Then I found him out in the garage sitting in an empty baby pool. Don't ask me how he got that thing down, it was hanging on a wall.

Probably the highlight of our day (besides the pterodactyl-like screeching) was when I came in to get him from his nap and when he saw my face, he immediately said "ew." and pretended to be sleeping. Rejected.


OH AND THE BEST THING EVER HAPPENED!

You know how Aden is a gross boy who doesn't care if he sits in the same diaper all day? Well today he reached behind him, grabbed his diaper and goes "mommy. uh oh. poop." I changed him and guess what? THERE WAS POOP! Then later he was running around with his diaper off and I asked him if he had to go to the bathroom. He ran to the toilet, sat there for a second, got up, tore off a piece of toilet paper, put it in the toilet, flushed, and ran away. Granted he actually missed the point of going to the bathroom and wiping but whatever, at least he knows what it is for. Ryan and I are really working together with the potty training deal. It's not going to happen any time soon we are guessing but introducing it won't hurt.

Today I tried a different approach to the screaming. Instead of time out (Aden really just likes to push buttons and see what he can get away with) the quiet monster came. Basically the quiet monster is me walking around like a monster (except my arms are in a t-rex position) saying "shh shh shh shh shh". It worked. Of course it did. Anything that embarrasses me always works. I'm pretty sure Aden wants to make his mom look like the biggest idiot on the planet.

We were time out- free today!!! And also nap-free. That better be a coincidence because there is no way in heck i'm getting rid of naps yet. If my kid is going to wake up at 6 in the morning, I better be getting at least an hour nap.

Speaking of which, it's 8:30. I'm going to bed.

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