Many things

It’s been a busy few days.

TT is (whisper it) 100% reliable during the day on the toilet when it comes to doing a wee!

We have also had two days in a row where she has successfully done a poo in the correct place*

We have had no accidents all week thus far.

Night training is not happening, as we are attempting to wean her away from her middle of the night bottle and it’s just cruel to do both at the same time…


That and the one night we tried it she screamed bloody murder, fully woke up, and then actively refused to go back to sleep without said bottle – she won that round!


But she’s doing amazingly – especially when you consider she’s only 26 months old!!

Okay so she doesn’t now need the “cooling” pull ups we bought, or the plastic pants. Bugger. Ah well, we live and learn. And if we hadn’t have bought them, we would have needed them.

Sadly we had a bit of a backslide with #1 Son on the behaviour at school front today. He ran out not once, not twice but five time today, and even ran back into school at pick up time whilst the Mothership was talking to his teacher about the previous five occurrences.

I received an email from her this afternoon confirming that he had had an “emotional” day (stating that no-one would play with him and that he felt that no one loved him ๐Ÿ˜ฐ) outlining her strategies for helping him tomorrow and giving us a framework to talk to him.


One of the problems is his refusal to accept that other children might just want to play games of their own choosing too – we are working on this…


He has had two more party invites though (one of which is ice skating – but thankfully with options for non skaters) which ought to help a little.

The other is a bouncing party – your guess is as good as ours on that – but that should at least be fun for him.

The lovely H brought up some presents for the kidlets today and he completed one of them

Momma and I are hoping that H will be able to join us on a small night on the town on Saturday.

His reading has come on in leaps and bounds. He actually asked to read with mom when he got home from school!!!!

He still hates writing, so I think that will have to be the next point of focus, but it’s amazing to see how well he is doing.

Mom met up with his teacher on Tuesday afternoon to discuss his progress and ensure that we (mostly her) are not confusing him compared to how they are teaching him in class.

It meant she got to meet his support team, and see his little cubby that they’ve built for him to (effectively) escape into when he gets overwhelmed.

Yes, it is literally a cupboard – it works for him.

He will also be having weekly sessions with his therapist every Tuesday at 07:15 – this means he won’t be too late into school, thus not impacting on his daddy’s work day too much.

As for me? I’m slowly getting back behind the wheel. I’m not great, but at least when I screw up I’m following through and have not (for example) crashed into a roundabout, nor ran a red light, nor turned into oncoming traffic without signalling.


Which are all things I did back in England prior to passing my U.K. licence


So I consider that I am doing okay. I need practice, and I need to pass my theory test (yet again) but I am studying and having gotten through half of the USA equivalent to the Highway Code today.

I’m now exhausted and have an incipient migraine ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

I also had my second post-op checkup yesterday.

My doctor is very pleased with my progress. I am to increase my doing of things, though not to lift anything heavier than a gallon until I’m the full six weeks post-surgery.

He does however want me to break up with dairy ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€

(I mentioned I wanted to lose weight)

At the moment dairy and I are merely agreeing to see other people ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

I can cope with losing chocolate but not my cheese. And I’m trying to work out what I could put in my tea instead of cow’s milk.

But I’m going to try.

He next wants to see me in six months, and this appointment is already booked ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Mom and I also went up to knitting group yesterday and had much fun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


*With many apologies to the non-parents in my audience, this sort of thing is big news when you are a stay at home parent!

Author: Fliss

Wife, mum (of two), yarn-obsessed cat-slave

One thought on “Many things”

  1. Hi Fliss, you must be so pleased that TT is toilet trained! Never mind the money you wasted on unnecessary pull ups and plastic pants. Just give them to charity and think of the fortune you are saving on nappies!
    It is brilliant news that N has been invited to two more parties. He is obviously making friends at school. Maybe, for his birthday, he could have a traditional Briddish party, with pass the parcel, musical chairs, and other classic party games.
    Kids don’t like taking turns. Maybe you could turn it into a game: Today it is Nathan’s turn to choose what we are doing, and tomorrow it will be your sister’s turn.
    I love his escape pod at school. What a great idea!
    Jo too hated writing when he was at infant school, and his teacher said it was holding him back. I wish I had spent more time, and used more bribery, to make him write more.
    Glad your doctor’s appointment went so well. At least you are not confined to a cage and forced to wear a collar of shame like poor Lola, who had exactly the same operation in addition to the removal of the tumour and some lymph nodes. Did you mention to N how touched she was that he had drawn such a lovely get well card for her?
    Giving up cheese would be absolute torture, but why don’t you put fat-free milk into your tea? You’ll get used to it, I promise.
    Best of luck with your driving.
    Enjoy your night out with your mother and H!
    XXX

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