Friday, February 27, 2009

potty training?

I've been asked by several people when i'm going to start X on potty training. The first one was my mum, who made me lol because she said that my sister's nanny told her that if boys wear nappies for too long, their pee-pee will be - er, crooked. (ahem!) i wanted to ask her how many penises she has seen both at the baby, as well as the grown-up stage, but i thought that might be a bit of a weird/rude question to ask.

Anyway, I haven't actually given potty training much thought, but just said that i would start once X can communicate better.

And in the last week, the boy has just started doing this - he runs to me and says to me, very definitely, 'Poo. Poo.' and sure enough, he had done one. i'm actually quite proud of him for making such a progress.

Now i just have to get him to tell me before he needs to go. :)


Thursday, February 05, 2009

speech development

the boy has not developed as quickly as his friends (mostly girls) in terms of speech. He says fewer words, and the words that he does use, he pronounces them less accurately. I attribute this to the fact that he is more interested in physical activities - like climbing, jumping, dancing - so his body wants to continue developing in these ways rather than trying to express himself more.

This makes it difficult for him and we find that he tends to be screaming and shouting and having more temper tantrums in the recent weeks. But he is still a very sweet little boy and as with all things, this testy phase shall pass too. I just think i should enrol him in gymboree soon so he can have fun doing the more physical things that he enjoys...

Something i'm quite pleased about over the last 2 days tho' is that he seems to be trying to say more proper words - the night before last, as we stepped out of the house, he looked up to the sky and said 'moon'. I can't remember the last time i showed him the moon (must have been months ago!) and so, i was quite suprised when he remembered. Also, last night, he tried to say 'open' as he passed me a lotion bottle when he was in the bath.

I'm hoping these are signs that he is interested in communicating more becos' temper tantrums are really no fun!