Last week we finally ran out of pull-ups and we decided not to buy anymore. That meant that Owen needed to figure out how to make it through the night without having an accident. When we went for Owen’s 4 yr well check the doctor told us that this was normal so we didn’t really push the issue, but pull-ups are crazy expensive so we decided to give it a try.
After several failed attempts we came up with a strategy. First of all, no liquids after 7 pm. Then, after putting Owen to bed around 8, Tony would wake him up before he went to sleep usually around 10:30. Finally, after still being wet after several more nights, I told him that he would get a special treat if he could stay dry for 3 nights in a row – bribery for the win! By the 5th night Owen woke up every 30 minutes or so (and came into into our room to let us know for some reason), went to the bathroom, and then got back into bed. That morning he was dry when he woke up. Yay!
The next few nights he didn’t wake up at all so we figured he would be wet but he wasn’t. He earned his special treat, and he couldn’t have been more excited. I took him to Peace Love & Little Donuts before school, and he got to pick whichever one he wanted. I think he enjoyed it and he has been dry since then.
With the last unofficial weekend of summer coming to an end (even though the temperatures have been super hot) I thought it would be a good time to finally get back to blogging. I’ve recently printed out a ton of pictures to try and catch up on Owen’s albums, and I realized that I haven’t done a post since June :/. So let’s get caught up.
This summer has been full of a few firsts for Owen as well as a few trips away. We started the summer off with a trip to Williamsburg, VA. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Owen on this trip but he actually did really well. As we explored Colonial Williamsburg he even asked a few questions. He was also very well behaved when the adults were sampling some mead and wine.
From there we went to Corolla, NC. I’m pretty sure Owen hates the car more than he used to so the drive consisted of Owen asking “how many more minutes” every couple of minutes. That got old really fast. When snacks and movies didn’t work anymore we just stopped and let him run around. Our days were filled with short walks to the beach where Owen loved playing in the water (which was a big change from last year) and sand.
Later in the summer Owen went bowling for the first time, rode a horse (not just a pony), went to a Pirate game, and enjoyed his first trip to Kennywood. Owen was disappointed to miss the Jackrabbit by a half an inch, but he’s excited to ride it next year.