1. Our summer has been very rainy in Indiana so we have been spending a lot of time at the libraries in the neighborhood. Our savior though, has been the pass to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum that grandparents got our son for Christmas. We asked for the pass so that they wouldn’t buy him a million little toys that he’d lose or break within a month. The museum has a toddler area and a huge dino area that he would live in if I let him. That pass has been worth it’s weight in gold, pack the snacks, 10 minutes and we’re golden. I’m thinking that when the kids get older a summer pool pass will be similarly worth it’s weight in gold.

  2. I don’t know how old your son is, but I have a potty training trick that worked with my oldest. You might find it useful. I trained both of my boys just after they turned 2, but only my oldest needed this little hack. My first born only wanted to poop in his diaper. One day I took his diaper off and placed it inside the potty seat. I explained that he was pooping in his diaper it was just a little farther away. (In the potty instead of on his bottom.) it worked like a charm. For a few days I put a whole diaper in the bottom of that potty and he pooped. As the week went on I cut smaller pieces of diapers and placed them in the seat. By the end of the week we didn’t need the diaper at all! I’ve shared this with a few friends and it did the trick for them too. If you try it let me know if it works!

  3. “Kids don’t always make themselves expensive; moms do.”

    Cosigned. I’m great at depriving MYSELF generally, with a very few splurges, but I have really got to work on my resistance to things for JB. I remind myself constantly that ze doesn’t need a single other thing.

    We’ll have some time in San Diego this summer where I may just use up my entire summer budget of resistance and willpower.

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