I have a lot on my mind. More specifically, the following:
-Potty training. Yes, we're finally starting thinking about. Not by choice. Declan's new nanny has started to take him to sit on the potty. Sooo...wait for total interest or "roll" with the small interest he has now? Little toilet or toilet attachment thingy? Cold turkey or the "no pressure" tactic? Teach to pee standing or sitting? Reward chart or candy prize? Seriously, my mind is all over the place.
-Big boy bed. I love having busy body Declan contained in his tented crib. I fear he's getting uncomfortable. He's nearly as long as the bed and he flip flops for an hour after lying down. Also, we are hoping to need the crib for baby #2 in 2011 (God willing). So...wait as long as possible and enjoy the peace that accompanies not having to worry about Declan escaping/not sleeping/playing/tearing the room a part? Transition him to a twin- make a huge deal about it, let him pick out sheets, etc and just deal with the hazing he might give us? Quit worrying about it and move him when and only when he's too long for the crib? (I kid, I kid.)
-Paci. If you're a loyal blog reader of mine (thank you to the 4 people out there), you'll know Declan gave up his paci on his own months ago. Well, a week later he was begging for it and we are huge softies and gave it back. I'm traumatized by the "gave up the paci and never sleeps good again" stories. Declan's such a great sleeper and we are loving that. BUT- I do think his teeth are moving a little bit. So...cold turkey? Cut of the tips? Stop caring b/c he won't go to kindergarten with it? Wait until we've made it through the big boy bed transition?
My brain is fried. Educate me, friends. What worked? What didn't?