Thursday, February 3, 2011

Son has a fascination with batteries

My 3-year old son has a fascination with batteries.  I am constantly searching for batteries that have been taken out of toys, remote controls, clocks, carbon monoxide detectors and anything else you can think of that has batteries.  We gave him a pack of D batteries for Christmas and I think that may have been his favorite gift!  He doesn't take things apart and put them back together, he just takes the batteries out and sometimes puts them back in.  He carries them in his pockets, cries when they get lost and even takes them to the gym daycare with him.  He is obsessed!  He is a very outgoing, emotional young man, so I don't think he has autism or aspergers.

Does anyone else have this problem with their little one?

Is this normal???
Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries, 20-Count

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Potty-Train In Time For Preschool

My son and daughter were accepted into the preschool we wanted to send them to.  Yay!!!  I am so excited!  My 3 year old son will go 2 mornings a week and my daughter, who will be 2, will go 1 morning a week.  Now we really have to get serious about potty-training.  We have been stuck in the house for the past 2 days due to the blizzard and frozen roads.  Since we have been home, I have only put my son in underwear, except during naps and bedtime.  He has been doing great.  A few times, a peed and poo'd in the hallway in front of the bathroom.  When I asked him why he did that, he answered "because I did".   Oh well! I'll never get a straight answer.  My daughter really likes to dump her poo into the potty after she goes poopy in her diaper.  She really doesn't like wet or dirty diapers.  When I put her on the potty, she usually pees and sometimes poops too!  We have until the Fall to get them potty-trained.   Hopefully we will succeed by then.