We made it to the weekend! Time for a Five Fact Friday!
1. THANK YOU!!! Thank you to all of you who subscribed to the newsletter! I was so surprised at how many of you signed up for my first week! I plan on sending the newsletter out on Fridays around 6pm PST for the next few weeks, so be sure to sign up if you missed out last week.
(p.s. is there a day that would work best for you for newsletters? A lot of the ones I subscribe to go out on Mondays, but then I feel like my inbox is overflowing and I don’t get to everything. I thought Fridays might give you the weekend to mull it over at your own pace before it fills up again on Mondays. If I’m wrong, let me know!)
2. Michael had his birthday this week. It was a big one! We’re celebrating by…getting a house in the fall. We actually did most of our celebrating over spring break, then we went out to dinner on his birthday and I’ll make him a birthday dinner and cake at home this weekend.
3. Just lovely. Sophie has been in such a fun stage in so many ways. She is very VERY into everything being fancy and delicate. She has to wear a headband at all times (to sleep, in the tub…). She loves small details and when she helps set table, she likes to plan for every possible scenario. “I’ll get some little bowls in case we have ice cream. And pink ice cream spoons. I’ll put two napkins for you in case you get really messy, Mom.” Sometimes, I’ll even turn around to put something on the table and she’s set up a tea setting next to everyone’s dinner setting. It’s darling.
4. Snap that. We just discovered the Snapchat filters this week, even though we’ve been on for months. (I’m @onelovelylife) Both kids love to send daddy messages throughout the day, and the Snapchat filters have taken things to a new level. What I love the best is watching them laugh uncontrollably at themselves. Milo could hardly breathe!
5. Give me your tips! So, who has all the world’s best tips for potty training a boy who is completely uninterested advice? I’d wait longer, but I have to have him solidly potty trained by June (we have two trips that month) and then school starts in July and he has to be potty trained by then or he can’t go. So I’m feeling the pressure to start in the next few weeks!
Sophie was late to the game (which is super typical for kids on the autism spectrum), but she never looked back as soon as she decided she was ready. Like, zero nighttime accidents. And she basically did it herself.
Milo has no interest. We bought fun undies, a bunch of candy (which we never have) and some new trucks for him to have as soon as he goes successfully. I put them where he can see them (on top of the fridge), and he asks for the treats and trucks but when I say “Yes! let’s go potty so you can have a treat” he says “oh, that’s okay. I’ll go when I’m a bigger kid.”
So… all your best tips are appreciated.