Friday, July 19, 2013

July 18, 2013 ~ Lil Backseat Driver

Mommy, it's yellow. Slow down. Slow down, Mommy! [sees a yellow exit sign on the highway]

Mommy, it's green. Go Mommy, Go! Too slow, Mommy. You gotta go! [said just as the light turns green with a bunch of cars in front of us still stopped]

Stop! Mommy, stop! It's red, you gotta stop! [sees a red store sign on the sign of the road]

Mommy, you're driving too fast. Too fast Mommy. [said while doing the speed limit, which is apparently too fast for that road]

Hold the wheel, Mommy. You're not holding the wheel. You gotta hold the wheel! [said while I had one hand on the wheel at a stoplight]

Sigh. My lil backseat driver. He now knows what the lights mean and insists on directing my driving from his carseat, even if he's wrong about the rules (like turning into oncoming traffic, because it's green, which means go.)

Drawn In Thursdays Postponed

Sorry folks. You know what happens when I'm too busy to see straight? I don't have time to draw the cartoon. Drawn In will return to it's regular schedule next week when I'm not so busy.

July 17, 2013 ~ Murphy's Law

I knew that if I wrote about our potty training successes that I would be shooting myself in the foot. I was right.

Already we're back to accidents. 5 straight successes and the playground got us again. I don't know what it is about playground equipment that inspires his bowels. As long as I keep him away from the playground we're good. Too bad there's one at school that he gets to play on every day.

*Shuffles off to do poopy laundry.*

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 16, 2013 ~ We Have Poop!

Listen, I realize that normal people don't get excited about bodily functions. I get it. But when you've been potty training since September and it's now July, poop is a big deal. BIG deal.

That's right folks.

4 consecutive poops in the potty by none other than my favorite toddler. That's not just chance. That's a streak. Not only that... he pooped at school, a friend's house, grandma's and at home. By Jove, I think he's got it!

So far he has received (in no particular order): gummy worms, Reece's Pieces, a trip to the ice cream store, a football, a set of bouncy balls and a promise for more ice cream and toys if he keeps it up.

Fingers crossed!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Sunday Post ~ 1948 Ride On Indian Motorcycle

Buy it here

This replica is for the 2-6 range, but not to exceed 60 pounds. Weighs about 20 pounds.

If you grew up in the 80s or 90s you'll probably think of this little vehicle as a Power Wheels. Technically, it's not the same brand, but the concept is the same.

This is the perfect little ride-on for the toddler that is too young to ride a bike.

Flat surfaces are a must: It goes 1.6 miles per hour, which seems fast, but it much slower than walking pace. There are no brakes, so keep that in mind. It stops when the child takes his foot off of the "gas" pedal. It has zero chance of making up a slight hill, but does present a minor hazard when attempting to go downhill without brakes. 

Despite the "training wheels" the bike is extremely tippy, especially making tight turns or navigating up a slope at an angle. Helmets are a must. Getting on and off also presents a tipping opportunity, so be sure to help your child on and off.

Unfortunately, all of the cool details on the bike provide ample things to break. We have already had the tail light break off twice, and have only had this item since Christmas. Be prepared with superglue if you buy this item, since you will definitely have to make repairs to it.

My toddler adores this bike. He even rides it instead when the weather is poor. But it's not the best of toys from a parent's perspective. While cool, it requires care and keeping a sharp eye on the rider for unexpected falls.