May 4, 2009

Mr. Independent...oh,and schools out!


Today we went to the gym. As a side note, before we went, we attempted to take Shane to go #2, because he said he had to go. But...he couldn't...wasn't ready, I dunno! So...we get him into Kid's Club and go work out (that's funny because my work outs are quite pathetic these days). We come back an hour later to pick him up. The girls at Kids Club inform me that Shane went "potty" on his own and that she had offered to help him wipe but he said he could do it himself. So, I chuckle to myself. He has NEVER done it by himself....and can only imagine what that looked like inside the bathroom. I ask him if he went poo-poo all by himself and he nods and walks away as if to say " of course, Mom! No chick's going to wipe my bum." Anyhow. I expected to find some serious skid marks on his undies. But upon inspection...it seems as if there is none. My conclusion: either he had a clean one....or he really wiped! Either way...big step for a big boy! I just dread the day its big and gross and he "tries" to do it himself...and I get to clean up the aftermath.

On another random note....so Christian is home for 9 days from school. They have officially shut down our entire School District because of the Swine Flu. Which, for the record, I think is so over hyped! BUT...as a pregnant mama--maybe its better for us to steer clear anyhow. Christian is totally stoked. He is looking forward to making up for the Spring Break he got gypped on because he had ear surgery. It's nice we have a fun pool here at "home" now...and the beach 2 minutes away. He is diving into Harry Potter, too...you know, to keep his intellectual skills in order=) My only worry/concern...is I hope they don't try to make them make up some of that time. I don't think that's possible.....and we cannot anyhow...we have to leave anyhow. So...thanks Swine Flu for Spring Break-Take 2!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice imagery on the potty story??!! Poor Shane has some serious potty pictures and stories of PURE blackmail when he gets older - just read Mom's old posts!!
And Christian is stoked about 9 days off but are you??? Bring it on!!
Now, where are those prego pictures???? You know everyone is dying to see your stages:-)

Cheryl said...

Hey, Shawna:

That is great about Shane.... he is independent and seems to be a quick learner.

Christian enjoy days off of school!!
Love you all
Grammie Staley

Nanny Trish said...

Woo Hoo -for all! We want swine flu to hit our school for some time off too! JK

Sarah :) said...

I hope someone at my school gets swine flu!!! As long as it's not me or my friends... you are so lucky to be out of school- even if it isn't totally summer yet! It is sure making it come sooner!!! Hope you guys have a great time off! Luv Ya!

Debbie said...

Oh so fun. Poo is a frequent topic in our house as well. :) Lovely. And yea for another spring break! They re-opened all our schools that were closed in Houston today. Apparently this is not as big of a deal as they were thinking. Shocker. :) But hopefully you guys get a few more days of break. Stay healthy!! Loves.

Adam and Jess said...

So you guys are living on the island before you move to CA I take it? Good for your little man for going by himself. We want to see your prego pictures!!