Thursday, May 27, 2010


I'm excited (and slightly embarassed) to say that Addiecakes is actually getting the potty thing....FINALLY! I decided that it was time, at 3 1/2, to go cold turkey and take away the diapers (except at night) so I told her we were going to wash all the cloth and put it away for the new baby, and she was switching to underwear. The first day, there was lots of puddles on the floor, but every day has gotten better, and today she went 4 times on the potty all by herself, with no reminder from me! I've figured out that with her, I just need to put her in undies and let her do her thing...reminders frustrate and embarass her, she seems to prefer to sneak off and do her thing in private. The only accident she had today was at the store (of course), but she is still working on remembering to go when she's not near her potty chair, and figuring out how to use the big potty...I may actually get a month or two reprieve from diapers!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Can I Throw a Tantrum?

I'm mad right now....I really shouldn't be, but there it is. I am anyway. Why? Here's my day:

I drove to a garage sale out in the boonies this morning, thus, no cell service. I was out of contact with the rest of the world for about an hour. By the time I got service again I had a barrage of texts and voicemails....where are you? I'm trying to get ahold of you....I have babysitters set to pick up the girls at 2:00 so we can do something tonight for Mother's Day...great! I'd love to do something with hubby for Mother's Day! Problem: I have a doctor's appointment 30 miles from home at 2:00. Which I almost always have an appointment of some kind Friday phone calls back and forth, can the babysitters wait til I get back around 2:45...throughout all this my phone kept dropping calls as I was in and out of network. So we decide I'll get through my appointment as quick as possible and call babysitters as soon as I'm done to see if they've left yet. I rush through an appointment that really shouldn't be rushed, run out to the car to call babysitters to tell them I'm on my way, I'll be there around 2:45...too late, they are ready to leave town and don't want to wait. I'm already on my way out of town, having skipped the shopping stops I was planning to make to stores our town doesn't have, and skipped the bathroom break my pregnant self desperately needed, and frustrated that the babysitters couldn't wait half hour for me to get there. So now we are doing nothing tonight, I didn't get everything done today that I needed to, and I'm mad that I got my hopes up only to have them dashed. Okay, rant over...I feel better now:)