Oh, Sierra…

Filed under: the day-to-day stuff — by Lauren on April 22nd, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

Every kid is different, and I know that, but sometimes it still surprises me.   Sierra, who had been underfoot the entire time I was trying to make dinner (as she often wants to be), announced that she had to go potty again, even though I had taken her not 10 minutes before.  Already annoyed by how much she was hindering my ability to get dinner together, I told her that I was not going to take her since she had just went.  I insisted that she did not actually have to go and sent her to play.  I thought she went into the playroom.  Then a few minutes later I heard the sound of peeing and the words, “I really had to go potty.”  I went to the bathroom to find her sitting on the toiled (with no potty seat!), having pulled down her pants, gotten a stool, and climbed on by herself.  She was super proud of herself, especially because she was sitting right on the toilet like a big girl.

Anya never would have done that at this age (2 years and 4.5 months), so I was pretty shocked.  I’m not comparing them, but sometimes I forget to remember that they aren’t the same kid and that I can’t have the same expectations, both in terms of things Anya did that Sierra doesn’t do and vice versa.  I can’t wait to see what surprises Liam has in store for me!

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