Friday, November 6, 2009

Well I have finally...

Conquered my computer woes for now....or so it seems ( I can laugh about it now) and while I am feeling victorious as I sit in front of my computer, I have waged a new battle with my now three year old ;)

POTTY WARS! I can hear all of the theme music playing in the background - DUN DUN DUN!!!!!!!! with blood curdling screams firing off in the background... okay enough of the drama and back to the story.

As I was saying, I have begun the battle with the potty. Now just so you know my little peanut Leia has been well trained since she was about 2 years old. I started when she was about 14 months, it quickly got too overwhelming for her, so we took a break and resumed when she hit 2. Now she has been a rare case - she took on very quickly and very rarely had an accident unless she was groggy in the morning - ( I can count on one hand her accidents and still have fingers left)

Anyhoo, lately I find that while she is fully trained she has been having all of these accidents. For example, she was sitting on my lap while I was banging/working on my computer and proceeded to scream "I gotta potty" and peed all over me, the computer chair & my floor. Sometimes I find she hasn't gone all day and then in a rush she goes running & peeing all over the place! I don't know what's going on here! Even if I ask her if she has to go she still won't. Me & the hubs have to leave her there crying in order for her to go. I don't know if its an independence thing or what but I am tired of cleaning out the potty and my floors! By the way, this new independence thing at 3 years old... a whole nother ' blog post.

Sorry for the rant but the only thing that gives me peace while I'm in the midst of cleaning is knowing that I'm loving her in the midst of this instead of reacting to what's happening. It reminds me of how many times God has to come down & clean up my mess. At least she's innocent and doing this unknowingly... or so I think. Well besides the cleaning of my peanut and her potty there is much to be happy about. We'll see if that attitude sticks though the next time I have to clean up a dirty potty lol!

Regardless of what part of the floor (or your child) you find yourself cleaning make some time to take care of just you.

- Just a thought....

What am I doing for me you're thinking? I'm getting ready to go hang out with my girlfriends and then coming home to nap with the kid & the hubs. You didn't think I forgot huh?


Cyndi said...

The site looks great and loads right away! Congrats! I don't envy you...I was a miserable failure at potty training. Good luck!

Petula said...

I feel your pain. I went through the same thing with my oldest who's 18 now and my middle daughter, who's almost 5. Some children just "lose it" or something. IDK. I think it's a part of the "make your parents crazy handbook." LOL.

I hope you have a good and DRY weekend.

Melinda said...

Hi Candace!
Love the new look of your blog!! It's fabulous! ;0)

Potty training is tough ... when I was training my son, I had "Potty Training Boot Camp" and we stayed home for three days while I took him to the potty about every 30 minutes whether he "went" or not. At the end, he was pretty much trained. Not saying it will work for everyone, but it worked for me!

Yes, I am SO glad God gives us grace when we make messes!! I just need to remember to extend that same grace to my children!

Execumama said...

Loving the new look! LOL @ "Dun, Dun, Dun!" I hear ya! All I can say is a li'l extra prayer ain't neva hurt no mommy! Successful potty training is the stuff of legend! Our 3 year old, who's been fully potty trained for over a year, is now having accidents due to last minute "gotta pee" runs to the toilet, that resort in a trail of pee...Accckkkk!

Emii said...

LOVE the look of your blog, Louise did an awesome job, this is one of my favourite blog looks EVER! :)


Candace Sheppard said...

Thanks for the encouragement ladies cause I sure needed it! Yes its definitely one to add to the make your parents crazy handbook and i will be sure to pray a LOT harder for the coming days.

Annette said...

I love your look! Isn't Louise great? (She sent me over.)

I enjoyed reading your posts. Our girls are the same age...Meghan turned three in October, too.

Take care!

Candace Sheppard said...

Louise is the best!!! Awesome, our girls share the same birthday month - well give her a hug & happy belated from us too.

Thanks for the compliment!

Jenn said...

Potty Training is such a joy, umm yeah, two down and one to go! My oldest son was much easier then my daughter, thought it was supposed to be the other way around, lol!

By the way I gave you a Lovely Blog Award, you can find it here!

Candace Sheppard said...

Thanks Jenn for the award, I really appreciate it! At least I am finished for now with the training lol If i have any more I'll be re-posting this again! Well hopefully not ;)