Saturday, February 02, 2008

Our material girl




Quick Lindy story...

We are still trying to potty train Miss Lindy Li. A lot of people have told me not to worry about it and that it'll happen when it is supposed to. Thing is, I know she could've been trained a long time ago but it hasn't happened mainly because she is stubborn and our approach has been a bit too laid back. We're being played and manipulated. OUCH!!!

So, we've really stepped up the process and things have been going pretty well except for the fact that she won't do #2 (sorry) any time but her nap or overnight. This brings great frustration to us. We've tried a variety of approaches but nothing seems to motivate her. A few days ago, I was telling her that once she gets out of diapers, we will have a lot more money to put in her piggy bank. I told her we could celebrate her being trained by letting her take some money out of the "spend" slot of her bank to buy a special treat. I was really talking it up, trying to be excited, trying to get her pumped. Then I asked a kid who has never once been taken shopping for a treat and probably has little idea of what I was trying to convey what she might want to buy. I asked, "Would you like a new book or maybe a new doll?" Her reply was simply, "No. I want diamonds..."

Can you see me shaking my head in disbelief?

21 comments:

Julie said...

Smart girl! Maybe some cz's will do the trick. Anything to get them out of diapers!

myra said...

The girl's got good taste. That story is so funny.

Cammie said...

Sounds like a great reason to go #2 to me!

Sophie's Mom said...

Oh, that's a GREAT one! A girl after my own heart... I'll bet you could buy a bag of crafty, shiny glass pieces pretty cheap! ;)

Jcbaron99 said...

She is so funny. We had serious trouble with the number 2 issue with Summer also. Would go into nap and go. Argh!! Now Noah won't go number 2. What is it?
Good luck!! I love the diamonds. At least she knows what she wants!!

Kate said...

Oh Lisa......priceless beyond words!!! The innocence of youth, right??? Who can blame her???

Too funny!

Kate

MississippiZen said...

Well, she is starting early :) Diamonds for DooDoo LOL!

Good luck with the potty training ... we are not even close yet :)

Margie

The West's said...

that's hilarious! I remember teaching Katie very young how to say diamonds, Corvette, and Godiva... only the best!

Jenn said...

Too cute!! I'd like to know what Don's response was to that!! :o)

Leslie said...

Oh I love it! I am cracking up!

DiJo said...

I love it!!!!! Now I know why I fell in love with that girl the first time I laid eyes on her!!!! Did you tell her that's my birthstone?

Here is my shallow, but funny fridge magnet that I will pass on to Lindy some day:

"I don't work out. If God had intended me to bend over He'd have put diamonds on the floor!"

Hugs to my little precious stone!!!

-Diana

The Oswalds said...

Hilarious! I love it. She's not quite potty-trained but she knows exactly what she wants. Too cute!

Love,
Shauna

Sheri said...

You have been blessed with one smart girl who is going to keep you laughing all the time.

Heather said...

Can you hear me laughing - I mean I am belly laughing here, she is my kind of girl! You go, Lindy (literally!)

Lisa, knowing you, this totally cracks me up...she's adorable!

Love to you!
H

Kelley said...

That is priceless! I didn't rush potty training with either of my girls, but it sure is nice to have that extra cash that you're now spending on diapers!

Colleen said...

Thought I would stop and say hi! I came across your blog about a week ago after finding it on someone's favorites. You being from Texas caught my eye! I am originally from the SA area currently living in CA. We are hoping to move back to TX. this summer after my being away for almost 20 years! (husband is retired Navy)Very nervous abut the move back!
You have a lovely family and your daughter is a cutie! I will stop back again!

Mommy of Boys said...

So funny! Definitely a baby book story!

Kimber said...

Now that is FUNNY!

Kim

Karen said...

She is just too funny...and smart!

Karen

Lori said...

Oh Lindy, I couldn't agree with you more~ go for the big stuff!!
Too cute! :D

Nissa - said...

She's a girl after my own heart! Diamonds ARE a girl's best friend!