Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real: #2


Progress on the highchair! I really like the bright red! I sanded the most worn parts of it, but Anthony would be in high school by the time I managed to strip the entire thing. So spray paint it is! I was inspired by Rosie on Like Mother Like Daughter. She did the same thing to make a really sweet highchair for her little boy. I'm still in the process of sanding down the tray. I want that to be stained and poly-ed rather than painted so I can scrub it well all the time. Even that little piece is taking me a really long time to sand.


"Mama! I'm going pee-pee in the potty!" That's exactly what is happening in this picture. You'll just have to take my word for it, as that little drape of t-shirt is what makes it legal to post this photo. We've been encouraging Anthony's interest in the potty. He does do very well and he's so proud of himself! I haven't figured out out-and-about pottying yet, as public toilets are just too big and, well, gross. He really does need a potty seat with that tiny behind, but carrying one with us seems rather impractical especially since we walk a lot of places, and, well, gross.


Ryan was reading the paper Sunday morning and not really paying attention to Anthony and me. (You know, "Hun, should I make pancakes or waffles today?... ... Ryan?" "Sure.") So I drew our family on his toes. He didn't really react to this until the coffee you see in his hand was at least half drunk.


This is how the housework really gets done around here! I do give Anthony the dustbuster and let him crawl around with that for a few minutes in the afternoon sometimes while I am doing my quick spruce-up before dinner. Yes, I have found yet another way for parents to use technology as a babysitter! But he likes to think he's helping, and soon enough he will be!

round button chicken


  1. What is it about brooms that fascinates kids?! I actually got my son a child-sized broom when he was 2. He LOVES it, and I get to use mine without having to defend it from him. :)

  2. Wow, congratulations to you and Anthony on the potty training. I canNOT imagine Sly possibly ready for that in four months.

  3. Oops, I mean 16 months...I added wrong :-P

  4. I didn't see your link until just now... I love the red high chair! It's looking great. I know what you mean about it taking forever to sand the tray - why do they make high chairs with so many surfaces?
    I love the faces on the toes, too - so funny! I can totally imagine how that would happen...