Thursday, May 29, 2008

Our little Jokster ( Is that even a word?)

OK, so I should be watching LOST right now, but Boyd is stuck at work, and I tried watching it without him, and it just wasn't the same.. So, I'll have to wait another day to find out what happens with the "Oceanic 6." So, I thought I would write about our little jokster.

Our first indication that he was going to be a comedianwas when he started changing the words to " Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." He would start singing Twinkle Twinkle and then he would say thinks like "little Mommy" Or Twinkle Twinkle little Eli. He would just butst out laughing, getting a kick out of it. Lately, he has been saying the opposite of what he knows to be true, like when we ask him to sound out a letter he'll do a sound of another (knowing full well the correct answer) and then just start giggling. Or, He'll call me a "big boy" instead of a "big girl". He thinks it is so funny. He just giggles and giggles and it makes me laugh. I hope he always has his sense of humor.

On a side note, Gavin is making progress in the potty training area. He pretty much went on the "big boy (or girl when he is joking) potty all day, except for when we were at the park. This is huge since he couldn't even get him to go near the potty a couple of weeks ago. It is amazing how they all of a sudden seem older and just change and try new things. I feel like Gavin "grew up" a bit this past week and it is showing. Now, I just need to try to get him to pee standing up, go in the toilet instead of the potty, and figure out what to do when we're at the park, since he will only sit on a little potty". Any ideas? I guess I can go buy the portable potty.

By the way, I looked up jokster since it was not passing the spell checker and it turns out it isn't a "defined word, yet", but it is in the "urban dictionary" for slang words. Does that count?


citymama1 said...

Ahh...potty training is miserable. (At least for us) But, it will eventually happen. Just keep reminding yourself that. :)
And Jokester totally counts. I make up all sorts of words on my blog. :)

Anna Min said...

Ha! Look at me commenting! Gavin is growing up! Being potty trained will be a nice relief for vacations..though a word of advice...take him to the potty on a regular basis (before accidents or inconvenience)...

rach said...

I am just jealous that Gavin is interested in sitting on any potty, our kids are a day apart and Cam won't let you start to say potty without putting up a fight...someday, maybe.
AND, on the peeing standing up advice: Jorden learned to pee standing up in my parent's backyard [hard to do in the city, I am sure they frown on public peeing :)] but it did the trick and he wouldn't go back to sitting down...for public bathrooms, we did "superman" we held him under his arms and then around his legs so he was "flying" over the potty and let the pee hit the water...we just would shake him a little and the drops were taken care of and we would be out of there without him touching anything. take it for what it is worth!
good luck!

Ryan said...

Lost is TV show ever. Better than potty training? I don't know.