I'll see how well it is received before I think about whether or not I'll do any more "How to.."'s. I'm not going to call the tutorials, because I am in no way, shape or form qualified to do so. I am simply illustrating how I do things.
I am also going to make a start on some cards for the kids teachers - I haven't been able to find a suitable teacher-y stamp anywhere (if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them) So in the absence of anything teacher-y in my stamp collection I plan to use the Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie for all of the nursery teachers, nursery nurses, assistants and the (male) nursery nurse student, and possibly all the playgroup leaders at Faith's 2's group. But I'm not sure what I should use for Scott's 2 teachers and classroom assistant. - All ideas welcome.
Well, I'm just about round the twist with this potty-training business with Willow. We have a few strategies in place from the Clinical Psychologist but I don't seem to be making much headway. We think Willow doesn't have much in the way of control when it comes to bowel movements because of her condition, but we are pretty sure she has control of her bladder. However Willow has decided she's not particularly interested in using the toilet or potty. And to be fair to her, I can see where she's coming from... she had a colostomy bag for nearly a year, then in nappies ever since and its far easier (from her point of view) to carry on with what she's doing, and pee in her pull-ups/nappies/pad than it is to have to stop what she's doing and go to the potty.
Willow is a very articulate and headstrong little girl, can't think where she gets that from! and this has become a battle of wills. I have tried just about every trick in the book and nothing seems to be working. Although the clinical psychologist tells me I am making progress because I'm not backing down or giving up.
But I'll be damned if she's going to get the better of me :)
I also forgot to tell you all that I won a blog candy...
Debbie at The Crafty Pad was offering her new butterfly stamp set as candy and I won it. Am so chuffed, they arrived on Friday and they are absolutely beautiful, can't wait to get them inked up and coloured in. Because there are 4 different sizes they are just perfect for layering up, so will have to try that too. Debbie has a sale on at the moment, which includes ALL her stamps, so if you fancy these butterflies or any of her other stamps then trot over to The Crafty Pad now.