Friday, November 18, 2005

Basher - potties

After a lot of sniffing about, but no real interest, we've got Callum to start using his potty more. It took a lot of bribing by Al to give him sweets if he used it for a pooh, but he's finally there. It seems like the boy has inherited his father's ability to do sixteen inch poohs, so obviously I'm very proud, especially as I'm the one emptying the potty. Need to get him on the trainer seat quick sharp!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Vicarious pleasures

Spent the weekend with a load of mates celebrating Julie's thirtieth. Had a cracking time with all, and I had the personal bonus that it was an outdoor activities weekend. I found it quite interesting to view the experience very intensely written on other people's faces as they experienced fear and pure joy going into these unusual situations. It's very weird since I've been doing that sort of thing since I was two, so I guess I don't have the fear or newness to contend with. But it was great to see other people going through that experience, purely as an observer!

I noticed something about myself as well. I wasn't very patient. I guess it comes from being so au fait with all the activities, but I really struggled hanging around waiting for a group of twenty bumblies (to use Mick Ward's anthropological chart). I think it partly stems from being so independent and used to having my autonomy, not reliant on others to do stuff, but I caught myself a couple of times jumping in when it probably wasn't my turn, but I couldn't stop myself from bursting then. I hope I can be better with the boys when the time comes for them to try climbing and everything else Competive Dad wants them to do!

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Connor - M'HUNGRY

He's a big lad, and we've had to start weaning him now, since he's started waking up too frequently for Al's liking during the night. So today, he started on solids. That means tomorrow, we get the results of that!