The other day, Tyler pointed to a fly on the ceiling and shouted “I command you to get down.” We’ve yet to figure out where he learned this but thought it was strangely awesome!
Brooklyn has been congested these past few days which upsets her and therefore ultimately keeps Lindsey and me awake at night. But she’s too cute to be frustrated at 3 in the morning when I’m holding her in the rocking chair. I love it actually but I do look forward to when she’ll be sleeping more at night.
We signed Tyler up for soccer. He has practice on Mondays and Wednesdays which I surprisingly love! It’s fun to know that immediately after work I can remain busy and still spend time with the kids by going to soccer practice. I’m sure this will get old when all 3 kids are older and enrolled in way too many extra curricular activities that we will have to shuttle them back and forth to. Kaitlyn comes with us and we sit on the grass and watch the kids struggle to remain attentive to their coaches. Tyler usually just stands still and stares at everyone. When they have drills, he walks through them. The only time he runs is to and from water breaks. This is something we are working on.
Before Brooklyn was born, Lindsey expedited Kaitlyn’s potty training. The first few days were different for me because she obviously couldn’t use the bathroom alone like Tyler and therefore we always had to get the stool out and help her on and off. Tyler played a big role in her potty training as he was incentivized – everytime Kaitlyn used the bathroom, he would earn a nickel as would she. So he’d always ask her if she needed to use the bathroom and then encourage her to do so when she didn’t want to. She’s been doing great and can use it herself without our help, although she still is still hesitant to go #2 and insists we use a diaper. I completely understand as going #2 in a diaper must be the funniest thing on earth.