So many kids, I don't know what to do.



Friday, October 28, 2011

Oh The Joy!!

There are many truly joyful times in a parent's life. 
The first time a baby says, "mommy" or gives a kiss.
A good grade or a kind gesture.
Watching siblings play together (right up till the fight.)

I think it is safe to say potty training is NOT one of these joys.  I will say for myself it has bever been a huge deal.  Of course I have probably forgotten some of the hassle since a little time has passed.  Shaye is refreshing my memory.
If I had to pick out some of the joys of potty training in my search for the silver lining they would be
~Going to the bathroom thirty times a day to only witness any results about three times a day.  (Obviously some of this list is going to be facetious.)
~Listening to Shaye try to say "panties".
~Having all the laundry clean due to multiple "accident" loads.
~The exercise I get sprinting with a twenty three pound two year old under my arm.
~ Having someone in the bathroom with me to cheer for me when I go successfully.
~Alternatively laughing and getting frustrated when she insists on dressing and undressing herself.
~Hanging out with Shaye alone in the bathroom singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider". 
And finally
~The amazement that came from realizing Shaye had successfully flushed an entire pair of panties while I was trying to find the wipes!  (Who thinks this is going to end in a call to the plumber?)

This marks a first.....a celebratory "THE LAST".  I was a bit sad when breast feeding ended.  I may have been a bit sad at THE LAST first word, first steps, first birthday.  But this last is a relief...THE LAST potty training!!  And soon............THE LAST diaper!! 

Of course there will be grandkids, but I am certain Ty will listen to me and wait until Shaye is out of the house before he has any.  Because I said so. Right?

14 comments:

  1. I'm still working on potty training the second....I congratulated myself on a job well done and then the accidents started. I can't seem to get through to my three year old that peeing in his underwear is not a good thing. And I still have one more that will go through the whole wonder in a year or so. I hate potty training.

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  2. LOL -- I thought my hubbie was the only one who had experienced an accidental underwear flushing incident! Yes, the one stage I will not be sorry to have the last of! She turned 2 today, and we have been working on it the past couple of months -- just easing into it. wish me luck!

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  3. LOL - I hated potty training too. I have a step-granddaughter and I rarely change a diaper. That is the joy of being a grandparent. You have fun with them and hand them back when they need to be changed.

    This sounds stupid; but it goes fast. Enjoy it. My kid are getting so big they don't want to cuddle. I miss the younger years because they always wanted to cuddle.

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  4. I'm a few short months away from our youngest going to kindergarten for the first time. I'm going to lose it.

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  5. I haven't started with potty training my youngest yet... She will test me!

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  6. Saying goodbye to potty training is THE BEST goodbye ever!!

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  7. Yay for being done with potty training!

    that was a big reason I don't get that baby twinge any more. I think about starting all over and oh, no way!

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  10. I do agree with you. Children are not just a joy, they are rather troubles. However, they bring a lot of light and happiness in our life.

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