Friday, February 26, 2010

Tender Mercies...


I'm thrilled, jumping out of my chair, hoping up and down, and yes, even doing the happy dance. Maybe I'm being a bit premature, but it's possible...probable even...Kaylee might be....POTTY TRAINED!
After all the suffering (and I mean the long, drawn out, months on end kind of messy, disgusting suffering that can come with potty training a boy), Miss Kay was pretty darn easy. The first week I did the pull up thing. (Insert annoying "You are WRONG!" buzzer sound here). The pull ups gave her a terrible scabby rash on her back. So, I sucked it up and we went cold turkey. She's had a few accidents (I thought for sure she would be a stickler on the whole #2 thing). She's even had episodes of begging for her diapers, but yesterday we spent four hours at the Dinosaur museum and she stayed dry! She got up this morning and happily did her thing! She yells/mumbles, "Mommy I go to potty!" every time she needs to use the facilities. I am in bliss....
Especially since yesterday stunk. I don't know why. Nothing totally terrible happened. I was just crabby and crying all day yesterday. It's nice after a day of wallowing in your own self pity and loathing to wake up and realize, "Hey Dim One! You have a wonderful family, remarkable friends and neighbors, a spectacular husband and brilliant children. You live in a nice neighborhood in a gorgeous house your beloved built just for you! You're Heavenly Father loves you and blesses you!
Suck it up and BE HAPPY!"
I think I will....

10 comments:

Crystal said...

AWESOME! On the potty training thing.

Not so awesome on having a bad day.
Yes you have a lot of good things going on for you, but some days just suck. Don't guilt yourself into feeling better. (I should take my own advice.)

I like the end of this poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and thing of it often-

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

Dave, Loralee, Emma, & Bree said...

LUCKY!!! I really need to get on the ball with bree. you've inspired me!

Jared said...

Isn't it beautiful? We started potty training Caleb about two weeks ago, and he's basically trained, too. Total contrast from potty-training Emmi.

Amy said...

Congrats on the potty training! When I saw your post on facebook I thought for sure you were preggo! You had me there tricky girl, lol! Logan is finally potty trained as well and it is heaven!!! Good job mom:)

Macy said...

I am all kinds of jealous!

staceyk said...

Huray for kay!!

Brian and Alicia said...

Oh congratulations!!! I am so excited for you. That's got to be such a huge relief. We love you and love having you as neighbors (although I wish you were in the same ward!). I will be starting potty training with Bryten soon so any suggestions would be useful!

Stephens Family said...

Yipee! Congrats - isn't it great?! I guess it's time for another baby, right?! Just Joking!! :)

Candee Robinson said...

Way to go! She is so smart, I knew it wouldn't take long although it seems like an eternity when you are trying to teach them. That's great! Maybe it is time for a sleepover at Grandma's

Roseanne said...

YEA!!!! Congrats! Happy DAY!