Friday musings.August 5, 2011 at 10:21 am | Posted in milestones, motherhood | 10 Comments
I’m going to put it into the internet and furiously cross my fingers that I don’t jinx it.
But O is 95% pee trained on the potty.
He will get up first thing in the morning and go immediately into the bathroom, even though he’s wearing a diaper overnights.
He’s been dry three our of five mornings this week, which is progress.
We need to remind him to sit on the potty, but he’s starting to tell US when he needs to go.
With poop, he’s had a number of successes. But they’ve all been at home. We’re still working on getting him to go at school.
But he’s in underwear about 99% of the time now. He wears a diaper overnight, and I assume one at naptime at school (he has given up the home naps).
But given that exactly a MONTH ago I was ready to declare potty training a big fail?
I will SO take it.
This morning, when I asked O what he wanted for breakfast, he said, Pancakes.
Since he’s allergic to eggs, pancakes requires a special egg-free recipe. Which truthfully, isn’t THAT HARD to make.
But our mornings are crazy; I’m running around trying to get ready, get our lunches together, get O on the potty before we go, drink my coffee, etc.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told him that I can’t play with him because I’m doing something that’s Very Important to making sure our day goes smoothly.
So when he asked for pancakes today, I stood there in my pajamas and thought really hard. I needed to shower and make our lunches and do a load of laundry and unload the dishwasher… and… and…
You know what? I’ll just go late if I need to.
So we went downstairs and made pancakes.
On a weekday morning. We sat across from each other and made silly faces and talked about all the fun things we were going to do this coming weekend.
And even though I didn’t get everything accomplished that I needed to this morning?
It didn’t MATTER.
I got to share a meal with my little boy, who is fast growing up right before my eyes.
And that? Made my Friday.