Sleeping is back to good. This is not to say that she doesn't still try out some new tactic, but she is very nice and pleasant for most naps and bedtime. I run into trouble if she is overly tired.
Food intake is normal. We have been very strict in the last two weeks about her getting down from her chair while eating. Any time she starts to shift like she is going to get down, I ask her if she is done. She says no. So I tell her to stay in her seat or she will be done. So she stays. I want to work on her asking permission to leave when she is done. She used to before this "get down 50 times a meal" game started, but it was more because she didn't dare get down by herself (why did I ever teach her? Just kidding). I explain she needs to ask and needs to have her hands and face wiped before she can get down. Improvements are being made, but there is still room for further improvement.
Playtime is still great!
She is still loving her learning time using the Babes, Tots, and Kids curriculum. The last two weeks, Brinley has been obsessed with playdough. Super obsessed. I knew she would love it because she is super sensory-oriented. She loves getting her hands dirty and feeling different textures. I am letting her do a lot of playdough time. Playdough can work for a lot of activities. It can be sensory. It can be colors. It can be fine motor. It can be letters if you make letters or draw them in the dough. It can be numbers if you count things.
Toddlers often grasp onto something and want to do it over and over (and over) again. Go ahead and do that. There is expanded learning from repetitive exposure, so don't feel like things aren't varied enough.
Brinley picked up her interest in using the potty again, and one day, she actually peed on the potty! She was so excited about it. It is a good step in the right direction.
This is her typical daily schedule.
8:45 AM--Wake up/Breakfast
9:15 AM--Get ready
10:00 AM--TV time
10:30 AM--Independent Playtime
11:45 AM--Help get lunch ready/hang out with me doing stuff
12:45 PM--Learning Activity
1:00 PM--Sibling play with McKenna
4:30/5:00 PM--Wake up and Free Playtime
6:00 PM--Family Time
7:30 PM--Get Ready for Bed
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