"Ve vill ask ze questionz!"
--Dwight Schrute and Jim Halpert
We gave potty-training another go this week. I had the Hulk sitting on the potty and he said, "It's not working!" meaning his body wasn't doing it. I told him that I knew it was working, and just to push. "It's not working! I want some jello." I told him if he went potty he could have some jello. And you know what the stinker did? Pushed and produced. Pronto. A little pellet. (TMI? Sorry.)
He peed 2 more times in the potty. Yay! Got two more bowls of jello. In the 3 hours we were trying, he also wet through two sets of underwear and peed in the kitchen, living room, and bedroom. So it was somewhat successful. I'll let you know how take 3 goes.....whenever it happens.
I've pretty much decided to not do pre-K for Spiderman next year. I really, really appreciate all your input on that. I talked to his teachers today just to make sure he was doing okay. They said he's a great kid and a good student. Sits there and listens and follows instructions, and a peacemaker. He's not one to start fights or get involved in them. I think he's going to be just fine not doing it next year. He'll have plenty of opportunites to practice sitting quietly and listening and following instructions in the library class. (I'm also thinking about talking to some friends who do a joy school.)
Next Thursday is our Enrichment activity. I'm planning a small musical presentation for it -- remember this incredible story? I've got sisters lined up to sing a few songs. About a week ago while I was singing the songs just around the house, I had some ideas pop into my head. I couldn't even finish the song because I was overcome with so much emotion. (I know it was the Spirit.)
One of the songs is by Cherie Call, called "She." (It's a beautiful song. If you really want to hear, click over to my scripture blog. It's on the playlist.) It's basically talking about how the everyday woman is beautiful, as compared to actresses and model that we see all the time. And it occurred to me that we need to have pictures of the women in our ward in a slideshow while I sing this song.
Another song is essentially the poem "My Three White Dresses" put to music. (What Heaven Sees in You) I hadn't even planned on singing this song originally, but then I realized that it's a mother/daughter activity. We are going to have lots of young women and girls there. And I knew we had to sing it. And singing it the other day, I knew we needed pictures of women and/or their daughters in blessing, baptism, and wedding day attire.
I sent out e-mails a week ago, asking for pictures. I sent another one last night. So far, I have pictures from 3 women. Not quite enough for a slideshow. I'm really hoping that we get more. I know this would make these songs even more powerful. I just hope we can make it happen. We're defiantely getting down to the wire.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~And now, for the real point of Random 10 Friday, 10 random tunes from my playlist -->
1. Fly Away -- Tim McGraw
2. To Make You Feel My Love -- Adele
3. Smooth -- Santana feat. Rob Thomas
4. Anyway -- Martina McBride
5. Mad World -- Gary Jules
6. The Office -- NBC (yes, I have it on my playlist. It makes me happy)
7. Angel -- Sarah McLachlan
8. I Will -- Alison Krauss
9. We Will Rock You -- Queen
10. Streetcorner Symphony -- Rob Thomas