I am still struggling with my identity outside motherhood, wife and employee. In my downtime I like to read, watch TV or scan the Internet. None of these make me feel complete or more accomplished. I can tell you things I would like to do - write, sew, craft, volunteer, organize my house... But no.
Am I too tired or uninspired? I am secretly concerned that I am just lazy! Maybe I just need a few more weeks to catch up on me time? Any suggestions?
At least my boys know what they want to be when they grow up.
We are a couple of months into potty training. So far, so good. Of course we did not start until the boys were 3 +, I think that made a difference.
We have been quite surprised by how well it has gone. As expected, Baby A was late to the game, but we knew when he was ready he would be fully on board. He was dry his first weekend and pretty much ever since. If you ask him to try and go potty he will happily. In fact he wants to do it by himself now.
Baby B has been interested for many months and has been going on the potty off and on for awhile. We did not really start encouraging him until Baby A was ready. We were not surprised that B would have a few accidents because he never wanted to try just in case. He would always say he did not need to pee, keep playing and have an accident 10 minutes later. This is such their personalities.
One weekend not long ago we had a great morning at the park, saw boats racing in a lake and played on another jungle gym before leaving. This jungle gym was very tall (about 15 feet) with multiple levels and the boys enjoyed climbing up there. At some point I heard husband start yelling and saw Baby A way at the top of the jungle with pee just pouring out of him down the entire length of the jungle gym creating a big puddle at the bottom. Of course we both went into "what the heck do we do now" mode and started yelling at Baby A first to stop peeing and then to climb down. He was not ready to come down and started yelling no to us. I am looking around the park trying to see who has seen him do this and surprisingly of the 3 families there no one has noticed. Baby A is still certain he does not want to come down and Baby B is now asking loudly what happened.
As you know, many jungle gyms are not made for adults to fit, husband starts to try and climb up but it is pretty tight. Finally we get him down, but now what? How do we clean up the jungle gym? Do we tell the other people playing there? How do I get him cleaned up, all I see is a water fountain and no sinks or bathrooms. So we do what anyone else would do and run to the car. We strip a crying Baby A down (he was not ready to leave) and clean up him with almost dried out wet wipes and shove him in his seat.
The Duplo packaging is so cute and appealing. The first time several times we put them together it was so much fun. The next several times they fell apart over and over I came to hate them. Screaming children telling me to put them back together, "fix it mommy", but freaking out when I touch them wanting to fix them on their own.
Oh Duplos!!!!!!!! I feel that you are made to come apart so easily to cause mayhem in all of our households. Try explaining to a 3 year old that you need to brace your extra long plane with strategically placed duplos and you can't build them 2 feet tall. You can't even fly a plane around without a wing falling off! Let us not even get started with what it is like to step on a little plastic blocks with pointy parts. Not fun. Why do they scatter so easily?
We are 3 + and still wearing diapers with no end in sight. Baby B had almost a month of being diaper free, but with Baby A showing no interest Baby B quickly lost his motivation.
I go back and forth with being OK this. Changing diapers is not that bad and it is easier when you are out and about as opposed to worrying abut two toddlers going pee pee on the potty and having accidents.
Baby A is strong with his decision to not pee on the potty. He has never done it at home. He is physically ready and holds it for long periods of time but mentally he does not want to and no bribe (yes bribe) can change his mind.
We may try going cold turkey at spring break with no diapers or we may chicken out. Anyway keep your investments in Pampers because we are spending a fortune.