Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Brenley's drinking problem

(Bren hangin out in the girls' laundrey sippin away, watchin a vid.)

I have a confession to make. Brenley has a problem hittin' the bottle. Yes, it is a sippy cup habit. She calls it her bottle, even though she hasn't seen an actual bottle since she was 12 months old.

I know you are thinking "big deal", but this kid drinks a lot. We used to mix her juice with half water. Now we do 4/5 water and 1/5 juice, and we still feel like we are buying a ton of juice. She goes through a TON of diapers.

I don't know how we are going to potty train her. She has been wanting to for a couple of months, but I didn't want to deal with it. I kept saying, "I'll train her when I stop hurling." Only I never stopped hurling. And now I am afraid she has lost interest.

I am afraid I will have to lock up the sippy cups. Cold turkey? Probably not, but we will need to set limits. But they make her so happy! And it is so easy to just give her one.

So, I think it is time to wean her off of "the bottle", and get the child potty trained.

Wish me luck!

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jennifer said...

Hey Lady,
Don't stress. I let Korben drink out of a sippy still sometimes. Things could be worse. Sorry you're still sick. Congrats on a girl. I think thats great. Brian thought that ment you had the baby. I almost had a heartattack. That would be way too early.

Smithfamily said...

Good luck ...Karly was trying the whole potty training thing but by day 3 I gave up and put her in a diaper..She can olny pee on the couch so many times before you say not yet....Chase still like a sippy once in a while.

Vidal's Nest said...

Don't sweat it, she'll give it up eventually!