thinking about

1. Isaac’s kindergarten placement. He was suppose to be observed yesterday by folks from the program Andrew is in…but they needed to reschedule for next week. Gosh this process is nerve-wracking.

2. Today is Pajama Day at Isaac’s school. He was so excited about this, that he had me record it on our family calendar. Yesterday on our walk to school, he asked me “What’s the next holiday, Mommy?” “Easter!”, I replied. “No.” he said, “It’s Pajama Day! Pajama Day is in February.” Happy Pajama Day, everyone!

3. Isaac’s potty training. Potty training Isaac takes patience, consistency, a team of people, and creative thinking. We are SOOO close. But…still not all the way there. The hardest part has been getting him to buy in. His pediatrician told me that potty training is a pretty socially based skill…most kids want to use to the potty because they see other people doing it. OR…they don’t like feeling wet. But Isaac could really give a lick about what other people are doing. And he doesn’t seem to mind being wet. BUT…he DOES care about playing Mario on the Wii at night after a successful day of potty use. So we keep tweaking our rewards system to match potty-related goals.

4. Speaking of potties…I learned this week that Andrew uses the bathroom at school by himself (instead of being escorted by a teacher) and he had a minor incident with another boy in the bathroom (the other boy was just teasing Andrew that Andrew didn’t wash his hands and he was going to tell Andrew’s teacher)…and it got me worried if Andrew would know what to do if something more serious happened in the unsupervised bathroom. My mom and I spent some time thinking through the worst-possible-case-scenarios that could happen in boys’ bathrooms in elementary school. I don’t recommend thinking that through. At all. Yuck!!

5. Also wondering how much my blog readers like reading about little boys and potties while looking at photos of delicious muffins. How would you rate this experience? ;)

6. Isaac rates the experience of coming home to Almond Poppy Seed Muffins as: more please!


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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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5 Responses to thinking about

  1. Susan says:

    I admit that by the end of this blog post I had mostly lost the warm fuzzy feeling that the muffin picture gave me when I first clicked over here. So thanks for adding a second picture at the end.

  2. Hmm, does Isaac have any favorite characters? Harry was/is obsessed with Thomas, so we got him Thomas underwear and told him not to get Thomas wet. It worked! Do they make Mario underwear??

    • Robyn says:

      We actually just got him Angry Bird/Bad Piggy underwear! :) He was pretty excited about them. And he earns time on the Wii playing Mario for “clean pants at home” and “clean pants at school”. The problem has been that he never tells me he has to go. I just have to keep putting him on the pot. So…that’s the next step. We have lots of dry/clean days….but it’s because I’m on top of it…not because he is. Little booger. :)

      (good to hear from you, Danielle!!)

  3. Anne Hoang says:

    Returning to your blog every now and again I think to myself, “She’s come so far.” I’m not sure why, since I never really thought of you as needing a destination before. But the room you live in just seems so much larger and, well, roomier. I always enjoy stepping in to have a looksie.

    • Robyn says:

      Hey! Thanks Anne :) if growth were a rocket, I’d be just about at Saturn right now ;) I think the destination I needed was “peace”. And I feel more at peace now (though, of course, not entirely at peace) than I ever have.

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