Brian has started teaching the boys how to play Chess or “Chest” as little D calls it.
He found a really cool set that basically makes Chess into a game of chance rather than skill, but it is still teaching the boys how each piece and move and, hopefully, is also teaching them how to think a few steps ahead (http://www.toywiz.com/nostresschess.html).
The timing of this lesson couldn’t be better as Brian broke a toe yesterday. At least, we think it’s broken. He can’t put any pressure on it and it’s as colorful as a box of crayons right now. But, the boys loved the one on one attention of an immobile Dad.
I, on the other hand, was trying to be Super-Mom yesterday… You can guess how that worked out 🙂 I thought it would be a good day to potty train the Bean. Brian was going to take the boys to a baseball game (before he lost that kicking match with the vacuum) so we’d be home alone for most of the day. I started pushing liquids as soon as she woke up and we started teaching her baby how to use the potty.
Well, it’s not a good idea to try to potty train with an upset stomach. Let’s just leave it at that.
The messes are all clean now and I will most likely keep her home from school one day this week to keep working on it.
Oh, and just as a side note, if you are wondering why I haven’t included any photos or videos of our other son yet, it’s because he’s still a foster kiddo. We’d love nothing more than to plaster his cute face all over the place, but for his protection and privacy, you’ll just have to wait until, hopefully (knock on some wood or something), he’s adopted.