Today is a big day in our house. T woke up...dry...with big boy undies on! Whoot! After 10 dry mornings with pull-ups, we decided to try big boy undies. Unbelievably, he was dry. Mommy was relieved there wouldn't be a bed strip and wash. ::phew:: We are still getting him up to try to pee before we head to bed. I'm not sure when we'll stop doing that. One step at a time. Until then, I'm planning my break-up speech to those pesky pull-ups, and hoping I've bought my last box at Sams Club. ::fingers crossed::
Here's an oldie but goodie of T (circa 2010)
On a completely unrelated note, I have decided that over-my-dead-body will my 5 year old son be receiving a gaming system this year, or any year in the near future, for that matter. My hubs and I have begun discussing the option this year. I am going to take that one back, and quickly. I have a growing hatred for gaming lately. To be honest, I hate it all the time. But, that's beside the point I guess.
Lately, T is very into playing our "pads", as he calls them. My hubby is an android supporter, I have an ipad, and T can literally sit of hours playing them. Of course I DO NOT allow that, unless we are on a long car trip. I do offer my pad as an option for his "quiet time" 1-2 days a week. Honestly though, I would prefer he rot his brain in front of the TV for an hour. At least I can provide a program that might have some learning benefits, or a cute classic Disney flick. The Where's Perry or Monkey Blast app...ummm...not so much. I get so incredibly frustrated when quiet time is over, B is up, and we want to go outside to play or run some errands, but my 5 year old refuses to get off the pad. I want to throw it across the room and have it smash into a million pieces (if it wasn't mine of course). Now don't judge, he does have a great learning game from leapster that we bought him. He plays that occasionally, mostly on car rides. I don't completely HATE those games. But, I still get so frustrated when he won't stop playing.
So I will keep my word to myself, for now. 1. no gaming system 2. absolutely no TV or computer in his room...now or ever 3. emphasis on being active 4. a maximum amount of TV or video game time per day/week.
If you don't agree with me...here are a few articles that examine both sides of the coin. You can decide for yourself:
The Negative Effects of Video Game Addiction
The Positive & Negative Effects of Video Games
Negative Potential of Video Games
T minus, 3 days till our beach vacation! I'm pumped! I just wish preparing to relax wasn't so darn stressful. ::sigh::
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