Thursday, July 23, 2009


(I'm the Tiger, The Boy is ...well the Boy)

Why am I sooooo happy?

The Boy has gone TWO (2) whole days without any "potty accidents".

With the girls, it was no big deal. At age 2, I said "here's a potty, now you pee & poop in it"
And they did.

We've been at this for at least 6 months and he just wasn't interested. Buying big boy underwear with a "hole" in the front seems to have captured his attention. Being a boy ( I guess) it is cause to pee out of the hole at any and all times. Sometimes he has a dry run, just because he wants to use the hole. I'm sure 90% of it was he just got it. But I'm sure those alligator underwear with the hole played a good 10% of it. I will buy 10 more pairs of alligator underwear with a hole in the front, if it means this Boy will be fully potty trained by the time he starts Pre-K in Sept & most importantly for the Disney cruise (kidding...I'm tired of buying pull ups and diapers)
We go through hundreds of diapers a month when you throw in 2 foster babies. $$$$$
For the record, we look just like those two at the top of the page every time he goes potty.
I have no shame.

Friday, July 10, 2009

WHY?...Has begun

I don't remember my girls starting this early. But you know how the mind fades with time.
On Thursday, July 9th 2009, The Boy being 3 yrs & 7 months old ask his first WHY question. We were in the van last night going out to dinner, (which happens once in a blue moon) In the second row of the van, out of nowhere the Boy said," Why is this car so big?" I said, "So we can have enough room for the baby's carseats.". And that was it. On the way home, he said, "Why are we going this way?" I said, " This is the way to go home." We get out of the car and he says,"Why are the clouds up in the sky?" And I say,"ummm, because that's where God put them".
I have a feeling that will be my fall back answer for a few years.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Wow! I need a tea bag, all I have is loose leaf

As Alan Jackson says, " I'm not a very political person, I couldn't tell you the difference between Iraq & Iran." But I was married to a Marine for 18 years. (I'm still married to him,he's just retired now:) So I do understand the cost of freedom and every nuance of the sacrifices made by all military families. And I've lived in enough different countries to tell you we live in the best nation on earth. If we don't politically correct ourselves to death.
Go listen to this. It may be the best 6 minutes of your life. The guy is amazing.

Monday, July 06, 2009

My Thoughts Exactly

Do you read Antique Mommy? You should.
As a very young mommy, I thought the time would never end. As an older mommy, I'm afraid
the time is slipping by way too fast.

She put it into words perfectly.