She gets herself dressed in the morning.
When she decides she's hungry, she grabs a peach, washes it, and uses a napkin because it's "drippy."
She's a great debater, which may serve her well in the future, however it is a(n)
She likes to take showers all by herself.
But just to make me feel a little better, she still has many toddler-like qualities about her.
Like the way she runs naked through the house no matter who's over.
Or how she still needs me to wipe her hiney.
Nevertheless I totally disapprove of her being 5 years old and leaving me to go to kindergarten, and I think I'm going to go tell her so.
But only after I'm sure she's forgotten our morning conversation: "Mama, how does God get babies out of their mama's tummies? Do they come out of the belly button?"
Me: "Is that the phone ringing? I'll be right back."
*never comes back*
I mean, I'm pretty sure I already explained it to her in this exchange, but thankfully it must not have stuck.
Speaking of non-approved growing up...
Derek is becoming quite the ladies man these days.
He's got a new girlfriend.
He explains the intricacies of life to her...
...and she uses her feminine wiles to bend Derek to her will.
While he's wearing his briefs, no less.
I'll keep you posted on this Love Affair, Little Tykes Edition, as the situation develops.
And now for an update on
Potty Training 2010: What Doesn't Kill You Only Takes Years Off Your Life
*Knocking on wood*
It's actually going pretty well.
He hasn't had an accident in a week or more.
He wears his "big-boys" all day while we're at home, and a pull-up when we go out, just in case.
But nothing is without it's challenges, is it?
Derek's main issue is that he hasn't quite figured out how to get his poo-poo out when it's ready to come out.
He will literally take hours and hours to poop.
Step one: He will clutch at his bottom and run off to the potty with an urgency you've likely never seen before.
Step two: He will get on the pot, and the urge will suddenly dissipate.
Step three: He will get off the pot.
Step four: He will resume his normal activities for anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
Step five: Return to Step one.
Step six: 5 hours later, succeed in pushing out poop.
It's mildly exhausting.
And makes it difficult to get out of the house.
So I'm retreating to my hermit-like tendencies.
I'll see you in a month or so, when we've got it all ironed out.