Since there has been such a huge spotlight on my little Aspen May, I thought I would share a few of the funny things coming out of T-man's mouth. Some of them are so random. I really have no clue where he comes up with this stuff, but it definitely brightens my day and gives me a much needed laugh when I'm exhausted and grumpy.
Whenever I suggest a few things for Toby to do (like play with his toys, dig in the sandbox) he will smile real big at me and say: "That is such a good idea! Thank you!"
The other day he followed me into the bathroom and said, "Mommy goes potty on the toilet? What a big boy! Good job, mommy!"
Lately whenever we offer him new food to try, he sniffs it and no matter what it is, he will shake his head and say, "Nah, it's too spicy."
For some reason Toby likes to call my pump bag (for breast milk) a punching bag. It's actually quite fitting since I hate pumping and really wouldn't mind using it as a punching bag from time to time. :)
A couple of times Toby has looked at Aspen and said, "Mommy, she is a princess." Nick and I can't figure out where he got this from, but it sure melts my heart when I hear him say it.
And my favorite: One day Nick let Toby listen to the "We Will Rock You" song by Queen. Well, Toby loved it and for weeks would walk around the house serenading us with it. But one time when he was wrestling Grandpa Sibert, he suddenly started shouting, "You got mud on your face, you big disgrace!" over and over again. I have never laughed so hard. Luckily Grandpa didn't understand what he was singing and didn't think anything of it.
And now for the BIG NEWS on the Tobester...he is pretty much potty trained!!! Hooray! For the past few months I have had a really passive approach on potty training. Everyone I gleaned advice from seemed echo the same thing: "Don't push him into it, wait until he is ready. Otherwise you will both be miserable." So that is what I did. I would ask him a few times a day if he wanted to be a big boy and go potty on the toilet. For the longest time he would say, "No, maybe tomorrow." Finally when I gave him some incentives, like jelly beans or marshmallows he started to go about once or twice a week on his own. Then last week Nick upped the ante by saying he would get a Transformers toy if he went both pee and poo on the toilet all day long. That did it.
The past few days he has actually wanted to go on the toilet because he discovered real quick that he does not like the feeling of being wet. Which means: Less laundry for us, and more importantly no more diapers! YES! Let the savings begin!
And here are some cute pics of Toby and Miss Aspen...enjoy!