Saturday, May 3, 2014

It's always interesting!

Once you have kids, you never know what to expect.  You can't anticipate their moods, how well they'll sleep when you're taking a trip, how they'll cooperate when you're out in public.  They always keep you on your toes & things are never dull!  Well, I had no idea what to expect when starting to charter the territories of potty training Reese.  I ended my last blog post saying that her undies had been dry for two hours & she was yet to go on the potty, so it was going to go one way or the other.  She would go on the potty or she would go in her undies & all over the floor.

Well, I'm sure you're all just dying to know what happened!  We took yet another potty break & then headed outside to clean out her water table when the dam broke & she peed all over herself while hysterically crying.  We were 0 for 1.  Later in the day, she was fresh off yet another potty break, totally naked while digging around in her toy box in the living room as I sat in the other room on the laptop.  The peace & quiet suddenly ended as Reese shrieked, Mommy, I'm POOPING!  Well, normally she has very loose BMs (another thing I just know you were dying to know), so I threw the laptop to the side & shrieked, Reeeeesseeeeeee!  As I desperately ran across the house to stop her from going all over the light carpet.  Well, I was too late & there on the rug sat a nice little turd as more was about to come out.  I'm painting such a pretty picture, I know.  Well, I ran across the house, rushing her to the potty so she could finish her business.  We had random turds laying throughout our path, but not one made it to the potty.  0 for 2.  Oh well, we'll keep trying.

My kids sleep with ten million things in their beds.  The newest addition is the sword my Aunt Joan so sweetly bought the kids when we were at Legoland.  I don't know how they can stand rolling around with rubble under their backs while they sleep, but they do!

This week was an exciting one because not only did I replace my nasty, ripping scrubs, I also finally got a new pair of kicks.  I have back pain issues & often need to take Advil because of sciatica which has gotten a lot worse since I've had Reese.  It was especially bad when she was a one year old & wanted to be held constantly.  I'd start Mondays with a horrific backache with pain radiating down my leg after a weekend of lugging her around.  It's recommended that your gym shoes be replaced every six months, but who can afford it?!  Shoes are NOT cheap.  Well, not only has my back been hurting, but now my feet are too.  It's hell getting old, I tell ya.  Well, I finally sucked it up & ordered some new shoes.  Mike told me about 6pm which sells discounted shoes, clothes & accessories & I picked up a pair of Brooks Ravenna.  Brooks has been my go-to brand after buying my first pair over a year ago... well, that first pair finally got replaced this week! 

Anyway, it's the best day of all, Saturday!!  Yay for weekends!  And it's also my bestie's birthday, so it's extra exciting.  Happy birthday, Lauren, love you!  Not only will we be celebrating Lauren's birthday today, but also Tay's third birthday which was on Thursday.  But we're starting the weekend by watching Frozen for the 305th time.

Fun fact you may or may not know, but Rupunzel & Fynn Rider appear in the scene of Frozen when they finally open the gates.  Frozen & Tangled are Reese's two favorite movies, so she loves seeing the two collide.  Anyway, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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  1. Ugh, potty training. I'm not looking forward to doing that again! Glad you got some comfy new shoes!

    1. I seriously loath potty training!