Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Trouble in potty training paradise...


After 2 weeks of pretty much potty training perfection, I was calling Lily the easiest kid to potty-train in history.


Today, however, she has made up her mind to go to the bathroom ANYWHERE but in the bathroom.


Running total for today: So far... she's gone in her bedroom, in my mom's new classroom, on the living room rug, in Jeff's office, and on the living room floor lamp... and unfortunately they weren't all numero uno.

 
We are officially out of undies until this load of laundry finishes. I was informed by a parent of a similar child that there might be a battle of wills to see who would give up first.  Therefore… I WILL NOT put her back in a diaper. We’re on a reward system again. Once Lily fills this chart… she gets to make cookies with me.  She’s already confused by this and the reward system for sleeping in her bed (not rolling into ours at 2 am).

 

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Completely unrelated…

Yesterday, I decided to try to stop drinking cokes since our supply had run out.

Totally related…
Today, I had a true addict moment.

After the 3rd potty accident in 30 minutes, I yelled, "Get your shoes on pee-pants, Mama needs a COKE."


While driving to Sonic, I observed that the drive through liquor store is much more conveniently located right at the entrance of our neighborhood (...classy, I know!)

… but I digress.


In other matters...


I've had so much fun with not one, but 2 visits from old friends in the same week. Laura and Kelli, my roommates at UT and BFFs, came to stay in Casa de Olson both at separate times Tuesday through Sun

day. It was so much fun to reminisce and catch up in person.
Laura took 2 year pictures of Lily while here... can't wait to see how they turned out.

…Especially since our NEW camera is in a cardboard coffin bound for the Nikon warehouse.  Someone, who shall remain nameless, dropped it in the garage while taking a photo of his Bowflex to place on Craigslist.  It stopped working just as the first bid on ebay was placed on our old Olympus.  I start twitching and sweating when I think about having no camera… correction… no DSLR camera… for who knows how long and through who knows how many important events in my daughter’s life.

 

How will we survive without slightly blurred photos of MAJOR happenings…

Like watching deer in our backyard…

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… or painting with Lukie B.

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Hurry home little Nikon. Hurry home.

8 comments:

Seth , Angie, Noah said...

I can't stop laughing about the Coke situation and the visit to the drive-thru liquor store! I'm the same way with Diet Coke.

Cristi said...

That is awesome about your Coke moment. I probably would've been the same way. And I've always wanted to go through a drive-thru liquor store. Sweet! Hang in there with Lily, she's a smart cookie, she'll catch on. :) Of course it's easy for me to say that since Brody will be in diapers for quite some time! ha

Jen said...

you are too funny...hang in there! laughter is the ONLY way to get through these moments!! =) best of luck with the potty training chart!

Chelsea & Nick said...

Oh my goodness! On the lamp?? LOL- you have your work cut out for you. Her chart is super cute. I'm sure it will work well once she gets the hang of it. I'm just impressed she's potty training this early. Several of my friends' kids are almost 3 and not doing near as well as Lily.

Chelsea & Nick said...

BTW- why does she call herself B Bug? Did I miss that on a post somewhere?

The James Family said...

I still can't believe she is doing this good at potty training this early. She just turned two for goodness sake!! I bet it was just an off day or something.

Why are we both so addicted to coke/dr. pepper??? I need it in rough situations too.

I hope your camera is fixed and as good as new VERY soon!!

Stephanie said...

So sorry that Lily "went everywhere"! Makes me not look forward to the potty training days. Maybe she will catch on soon and you can make some cookies. Definitely something you will laugh about... later!

Ron and Cora said...

Wait, did you say Lord Voldermort dropped your camera???