Claire has been using the toilet since about 10 months. But only if we were around the moment a trip to the throne was required. But now she’s starting to get it.
I’ve been working with her and things seem to be going in a good direction. Every morning I hang around with her around the time she usually needs to go and pay attention to her.
As soon as she shows signs that she wants to go I’ll ask her something. Anything, just to get her to listen to me for a second or two. Usually I have to ask her specifically if she needs to go to the bathroom.
Lately, she has been telling me when she needs to go in advance, which is great. About 2 months ago I thought it was time to start getting rid of diapers. But she would refuse to tell me on time.
So I introduced m&m’s as a reward. It’s been working so far so I thought I could make Vlog #5 about this.
Grandma is not too fond of the idea. And I know, I get it, m&m’s are processed food and not that great for you. But the thing is that 3 m&m’s are not going to hurt anybody AND if you watch what we do after the m&m’s then you’ll most likely agree with me 100%.
The park you see here is Presley park in Irvine. We thought it would be a lot cooler because of all the big trees but there is no shade at noon. No matter how many trees you see in the distance, don’t be deceived.
If you come in before 11 am or after 2 pm there should be enough shade for every playground area. Besides the swings and climbing structures there is a lot of open space and trails to walk around.
The park is close to the Orange County Public Library and you can find more about it in the video description in Youtube.