I totally meant for THIS to be the week that I finally got back into blogging every day. But then on Monday, I decided that THIS was going to be the week to potty train T-Rex. Last week we were at the park when he kept telling me “I have to go potty, I have to go potty!” I looked at him and said, “What? You’re in a diaper!” He then pooped. That was it. I knew it was time.
So with the exception of going to a suprise baby shower on Wednesday night, we spent the WHOLE WEEK in the bathroom, I mean at home, er um, in the bathroom at home. You see, T-Rex loves the bathroom. I think it might have something to do with getting to sit on a chair naked and read books, but he does love the bathroom. Or maybe it has to do with unrolling whole rolls of toilet paper and flushing the toilet 10 times in a row. I can’t imagine what our water bill will be next month! Oh yes, I supervised him, but I can only sit on a stool in the bathroom for so many hours at a time before I go crazy, or need to answer the phone, or pull something out of the oven. And he would just sit there forever, and I would sit there forever waiting for him to actually go.
However, 10 Resolve clean-ups later, and a few loads of laundry, and today we were accident free. I even managed to go to the libarary and Wal-Mart with him in underwear and we had NO MISHAPS!Â I am slightly sad to be losing the diaper bag – after all, I do enjoy carrying bags in fun colors to match my outfits. I guess I will just have to start sewing some smaller bags.
Last night, however, I wasn’t sure if we were ever going to turn the corner. Both kids were high strung and I felt like my head was going to explode. I had spent the entire day trying to keep T-Rex out of the bathroom, yet get him to go to the bathroom. The Narrator was handling the latest crisis and I was laying on the couch holding my head trying to prevent it from popping.
It was at this point that Little Miss Sunshine stood next to me and with a very concerned face asked, “Mama, what’s the matter?” I looked at her and with a slight grin said, “You guys are wearing me out!” Without skipping a beat or changing the very concerned look on her face replied, “That’s the way it is!!”
There are absolutely no words to describe her impeccable delivery of that line or how hard I laughed. Yes, truly, that’s the way it is in this house!!!