Well my plotting worked and I was able to get Jeff to Extreme's that night and surprise him with about 8 of his close friends! I stayed with the guys until 11:00 and then I came home while they continued the celebration. Around 2:30 my poor husband came home and let's just say Sunday was not a good day for the birthday boy. He quickly realized your body just doesn't recover as easily at 40 as it did when you were in your 20's. The girls and I did our best to take care of daddy "who was sick and not feeling well". We even made him his favorite treat, oatmeal cookies.
|I love the look on Carly's face..."where's mine" is what I'm guessing is going through her head|
Potty Training has been the other big happening of the week. We have been trying to for months but Katie has been stubborn and just hasn't shown interest. At home she would even get upset and cry and refuse to sit on the potty. Luckily things were going better at Sharry's and on Monday it really started to click. So Sharry went for it and we did at home as well. It also helped that we finally figured out an incentive that got her to go potty for us. We told her that if she can stay dry and use the potty than she will get to go on a back yard camp out with daddy. That did the trick and from that point on she has been very excited to go potty so she can go camping in "the great outdoors" with daddy and papa.
On Tuesday she even got to wear regular big girl panties (before it was only pull ups) but too many accidents happened in those though so we went back to the pull ups. I was home Wednesday so we continued with the process. Thursday she was back at Sharry's and surrounded by the other big girls who go potty. One of her little friends Maddie even said "I'm so proud of you Katie"....they are so sweet at that age (well sometimes, hahaha). Friday we were back at home and she continued to do well, but I had to stay completely on top of things and have her sit on the potty every hour or so. Saturday we had a wedding to go to and while we tried to continue with the training it didn't go so well (more on that later). Yesterday, we got back on track but she was refusing to poop in the potty. After nap she started really hurting and crying but just wouldn't go. It was terrible because I knew what was wrong but couldn't do anything to make it better. Finally after about an hour of coaxing, comforting and talking about how everyone poops in the potty, we had success and after that our happy, little girl was back!
Overall it is going well and we are making progress but I think it's a myth you can completely potty train your toddler in a weekend. If it isn't I would love to hear some suggestions. It's been a week now and she is still having a couple accidents per day. Occasionally she will tell us she has to pee beforehand, but if I miss the window of opportunity she will pee in her pull up and not care. I am thinking I need to take the plunge and get away from pulls ups because they just aren't much different than diapers. I admit though I am lazy and don't want to clean up the mess. Although, since both Jeff and I are on vacation this week it's probably the best time to do it. Ahhhh, to be continued...