In an effort to eliminate the frustration that Addy is, seemingly, plagued by on a day-to-day basis, I’m trying to give her as much independence as her 30” frame will allow. Potty training did wonders for her attitude- it was an eye-opening experience to see how much she changed.
Right now, she’s working on dressing herself. She can get her panties and pants on by herself, but only about half of the time. I’ll occasionally catch her walking around the house with a pair of panties on, but both legs through one hole. And the entirety of her pants drawer emptied, because *obviously* they’re broken if she can’t get them on the first time.
It’s a work in progress.
We also decided that it was time to give a toddler bed a try. I’m hoping that maybe she’ll sleep better if she doesn’t feel “trapped,” but I’m not sure if it’ll work or not. Either way, she LOVES her new bed. She was definitely ready. She’s so proud of herself! We sometimes have a night where she doesn’t want to stay in bed, but, really, it’s been pretty easy. I try and remember to put a gate up in her doorway, but mostly to keep Piper from waking her up first thing in the morning.
On days, though, when we forgot to put up the gate, there’s nothing sweeter than the sound of both girls running down the hallway toward our room, giggling at the tops of their lungs.
Life is sweet, but can someone explain to me how she got so big so fast???