Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Stop the internet!! I have an announcement.

NO I'M NOT PREGNANT! (I had to yell at you for even thinking that- seriously! I just birthed three kids in three years- isn't that good enough?)

Megan- the most stubborn, independant, non-potty going child wore the same pair of panties all day. They were also 'dry and clean'. (I'm really not so bad of a mom that I'd let her sit around in dirty underwear- really, what do you think of me??) We've been potty training on and off forabout a year and a half (yes- you read that correctly) and seriously, no turning back, battle of the wills, pull my hair out crazy potty training since October. Today is the FIRST day she's done this. It was a huge running around 'first trip to the dentist' day for her too. Three years and five months old and she just might be catching on. I feel like I won a million bucks. I pointed it out to her- SHE feels like she won a million bucks. We screamed and hollered and gave her five and told her that she rocked. She even fell asleep in the car and stayed dry.

Seriously I didn't get the big deal with potty training with Ashley. She figured it out relatively quickly and within a week or so was consistantly dry and rarely (like twice) had accidents. Then came Megan. A year and a half later I get it. Potty training her has been the hardest part of parenting so far. I prefer labor to potty training- that's how bad it is. I'm hoping that Annika takes Ashley's route rather than Megan's. I'm not counting on it but a girl can dream right?

Also in no way am I thinking that this will continue forever- but this is a huge turning point. HUGE!!! YAY!!!

PS. Steve's meeting was to receive a calling (job at church) is to be a stake auditor. That means twice a year he audits 3 or 4 wards books to make sure everything is in order. Whew!

10 comments:

Linsey said...

Totally Jealous. I better go change pee sheets and mop the floor........again.

Rachelle said...

Woohoo! Yay for Megan!

Heather said...

Yeah for Megan & Mommy. Good team work girls.

And, grats to Steve on the new calling! I love auditing (sick, I know)

Lee said...

HOORAY! That is so awesome!!

KAT said...

There is another calling I've never heard of. It makes sense, but I've never heard of if before.

MOM said...

Wonderful for the both of you!!
Congradulations. Give Megan a hug from Grandma and Grandpa.
Love, Mom

Sunny said...

Hip Hip Hurray! That's awsome. We're just gearing up for this step ... I'm hoping it isn't the battle you've had! Yeah for Megan!

Hope said...

So this means you are at least fifty percent done with potty training. Even if one of the other girls takes a long time... Wow!

ShelahBooksIt said...

yay! and yay!

Anonymous said...

Okay -- so congratulations to you and Megan... now pray for us!! I've not even started the drag down out fights with Gabriela, but I think she's going to give us trouble too! Or she is just totally strong-willed. I have to agree with you that potty training seems like the "final frontier" in parenting at the moment.
Maria =)