May 28, 2013

Lost in Potty Land.

I want to apologize for my long absence from the blogging world.  I've been lost deep in the recesses of Potty Training Land.  God, is that a scary place.  Does anyone have a map to help me find my way out??

I'm not sure what I expected.  My mom told me that I expected perfection too soon, but I would disagree with that.  I wasn't expecting perfection, by any means.  But I was not expecting to have good days, where Avery told me she needed to go potty and few accidents, followed by a terrible day, where she didn't use the potty once and had accidents  This is BY FAR the most frustrating thing I have ever done as a mother.  When Avery tells me that she has to pee and we run like idiots to the bathroom (I've almost tripped and broke a bone multiple times trying to make it to the bathroom) and then we get there, I sit her little rump on the potty and she screams like I'm trying to kill her.....that's when I want to stick her back in diapers and hope she'll figure it out by the time she starts school.  Then there's other times, where Avery tells me she has to pee and actually does it on the potty without having a single accident...I can see the pride and excitement on her face and I know she just gets it.  It's give and take.  It's not going to happen overnight...I KNOW that.  But when I see statistics that fully potty training your child (no more Pull Ups, no more night wetting) can take up to EIGHT MONTHS, I have a panic attack and want to go hide in a corner.  Eight months??  Gah.  Honest to goodness, I'm not sure the Good Lord gave me that much patience.

So, to relieve my nerves and to give me a break from talking about nothing but my child's bodily functions, later this week, I'll be doing a "DIY Diva in Training" post!  Remember this little beauty?

It's a red corner table that's in desperate need of a new drawer front and a fresh coat of paint.  I've been waffling over what to do with this little booger for awhile.  I have a picture in my head of what I want it to look like and I've been researching products and methods to make my vision a reality.  It's been a long process....thus, no updates on furniture redos.  But I have the method in mind and am going to tackle this project THIS WEEK!  So be looking for it! :)


Victoria Anderson said...

Thanks for posting this! We are on day 4 of potty training. I'm relieved to read about another mom who has been frustrated and feeling defeated by potty training. I'm so tired of seeing pins about how to potty train your child in 3 days!

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