Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Toddlers and Teens - Always an interesting mix

To potty train Gracie, we've resorted to bribery. She's getting presents for doing her business!

Today, she comes out of the bathroom with a wrapped tampon.

"Mom, Mom, Mom. Gwacie want it."
"Want what?"
"Tampon. Gwacie want it. Open it"
"No, that's not for you"
"Gwacie did pee-pee. Gwacie want tampon. Gwacie hung-wee!"
"Gracie, tampons are not candy. Let's have lunch"
"No Wunch! Candy! Gwacie want tampon candy!"
"Sorry honey, tampons are not candy."
"Ohhhhhh" (sad droopy face)

Funny how she knows that the thing is called a tampon. That's what living with teenagers will do to a little tot!

I gave her some spaghettios and told her she could play with her "poop trucks" after she eats. "Poop trucks" are her presents she got one at a time for doing the big stuff in the potty! She has a police truck, fire truck, dump truck and a cherry picker. Very cool!

Bribery totally worked. She's been out of diapers for over a week now. She is only wearing "Jammie Diapers" at night (same exact thing as diapers, just added the word "jammie" to emphasize the night time use only).

After lunch, I gave Gracie some candy. I gave her some gummy candies shaped like soda-pop bottles. They are cola flavored. Mmmmmm! Gracie thinks it is beer. "Yummy, Beer!" ::eyeroll:: The candies do look a lot more like Daddy's beer bottles than the teens' cans of Dr. Pepper. The powers of observation are strong. Too strong!


Shelley said...

Oh, I so know this one. I'm so afraid of that call I know is coming from the kindergarten teacher one day. It's going to be something like, "Hello. Did you know that Kylie knows a song called "My Humps?" I really wish she wouldn't sing it around the other children. Thanks." Or something equally as embarrassing. She knows way more than a six-year old should. Thanks, teenaged sisters! I LOL'ed at "tampon candy."

Michelle said...

Awww, how cute. Gotta love how sweet and innocent they are, don't you? And now someday... she'll have that to remember thanks to your blog ;)

onthegomom said...

My daughter is my youngest (she's 11) and with 2 teenage brothers she has ALWAYS known wayyyyyyyyy more than she should. She is the ONLY 11 year old girl I know that knows the words to every song from some alternative, punk, emo band. So proud, so proud indeed.

Wolfpak5 said...

I have my own tampon story. I have boys and when they were little they found my tampons. Pretty soon I could hear the words "Bombs away" and all the sound effects that goes with bombs and torpedoes. Tampons make great torpedoes. You gotta love all of Gracie's sayings, you should really write a book.

honkeie2 said...

We are in the potty training level with out 2 yr old....and we now have to re-arrange where we put things. We can no longer leave things on the widow shelf, they will automaticly become food or projectiles.

Living With Cavemen said...

Hahahahaha! I love Gracie!