Saturday, April 12, 2008

Um, so remind me what you need ME for again?

My 5-year-old just emerged from bathroom, after a session of potty-training my 2 1/2-year-old. On a whim. And it worked. She then proceeded to award him his chocolate (at his request), praising him endlessly. After that she had her first go at brushing his teeth, and you know what? He wasn't wiggly for her.

Oh, and she also taught him to count by 10's this week. And his letter sounds are coming along nicely, too, thanks to Emma.

So I suppose this is yet another perk to having more than one child. Now remind me what I'm supposed to be doing?

3 comments:

Chef Mama said...

You are there for moral support and to take care of the youngest sprout. Yeah, by 5 all kids are proficient at potty-training their siblings! LOL! I think it means you've done a GREAT job with Emma and she is "emma-ulating" you!

Amy said...

Can Emma come live with me for a week? I have a reluctant 2 yr old that could use Emma's motivating tactics.

Erik, Cathryn, Grace & Dixie said...

Oh goodie, my two least favorite things- potty training and brushing teeth- and you're telling me that Grace might do them for me for the next one? YES! :)