Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Mother's Saving Grace - A Picture

A wise woman (Lynnie) once told me when your kids make a big mess, sometimes all you can do is take a picture.

We have been potty training for quite a few months now. Not my favorite thing. And our bathroom experiences usually ended up like this...with C doing anything on the potty that he could think of except for what he was there for. This, unfortunately, was almost a full roll of Gram's toilet paper. I was shocked he could actually unroll it that fast - I was only out of the door for just a few seconds. And he was so proud of how he "folded" it all for me that I didn't have the heart to be upset.
I was a little worried about the whole process since C isn't exactly able to run in to the potty himself, but since I have found pretty much no two year-olds do really didn't end up making much difference. Months and months later, though I am almost scared to say it aloud, I think we are just about done. C has been wearing the "big boy" underwear for a several days now with just one accident. I want to be excited about all the money we are going to save on diapers, but he finishes just shy of his third birthday--the date the state would start giving them to us for free. Oh well--what can you do.


Lynnie said...

i read the whole post before i saw the top - thanks for the acknowledgment! We've had more than our fair share of the toilet paper off the roll over here. We don't even put it on the roll so everytime Ava needs some she's yelling for me to get it off the window sill. Tell C that is a very pretty pile.

The Welborn Family said...

WOW! C is doing great!!! I think Kai was 4 before he was completely potty trained! (He was a little hard-headed.) Fortunately, we never had any toilet paper unrollings. He pretty much did his business quickly so he could rush off to play.

Erin said...

I'm not sure that "wise" is a word I would use to describe Lynnie. :)

That is an impressive pile. Go, Connor, go (on the toilet)!

Erin said...

That is an awesome picture Kristen! I love it. Funny how kids are so fascinated with unrolling the toilet paper. Drives me nuts!

Shannon said...

I like that quote--I'll have to remember it :) Lincoln is already making toilet paper piles, so I guess I'll be taking a lot of pictures.