Monday, May 4, 2009

The Swamp

My house is out of control! Holy moly! I took Monte to the airport this morning and, when we left, it was already in desperate need of a deep DEEP cleaning. That being said, an entire day has gone by, the house has obtained more mess and far less clean and I feel like I'm in a swamp! I had intended on spending most of my day today cleaning and doing laundry, but my schedule got completely changed around when I realized that, in order to potty train my three-year-old, I would have to devote every waking moment to reminding him that it's time to go potty, and changing him every time he wets himself. Ugh. I was up to my ears in frustration, and that's the very moment that the Lord smiled at me because

Colin went potty in the potty chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't even tell you the relief that came with this, and because we praised him so highly (and even treated him to ice cream), he seems really excited to be a BIG BOY and make sure that he always potties in the toilet. I even overheard him playing with his cars - he was saying (or the car was saying) "it's fun to be a big boy and to go potty in the potty chair, so you should do it too!". Thank you God!!

I understand there will still be accidents and I am likely not on to the easiest party of potty training yet, but this moment of success has brought enough encouragement to keep me going through whatever comes next!

Now if I could only find time to clean and pack - I fly out to Orlando (to meet Monte and have a short-but-wonderfully-sweet vacation with my darling husband) on Wednesday and have promised myself that the house is going to be completely clean by then. I wouldn't want my in-laws (who are watching the kids for us) to think I'm a pig or anything ;) Wait a minute, they've watched the kiddos for extended periods before ... I think they understand.

Oh boy - potty chair, here we come!!
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