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Monday, September 30, 2013

life updates and Little Mermaid giveaway winner

 

Potty training has been in full force this weekend… and that’s been about the extent of my “life updates” and everything that my life entails right now.

While he definitely “gets it” and has been going in the potty since as soon as we took that first diaper off and let him run free, there have been numerous misses in between. It looks like the absolute opposite of what I assumed would happen… our boy absolutely stops what he’s doing and runs to the potty for #2 {Yay! for tiny miracles} but for #1, he’d rather continue to play through the puddling.

 

My pants-less boy!:

all aboard!

 

My hands feel like they could crack and bleed any moment from all the clorox wipes, constant hand washing and alcohol hand sanitizer.

My tip for those about to potty train that they seem to leave out of the books: gloves to save your hands and industrial strength hand lotion.

;)

 

and in case you didn’t catch this *jewel* of a story/Lucy moment on my Instagram, let me relive it for you here:

After two days of all encompassing potty training, I got a little 30 minute break to walk the dog and zone out. Of course the dog does his business and I clean up, toss it in a street trash can and walk on just to find out he needs to go AGAIN (unusual for him) in a yard where neighbors are out and about and see me walk on without a picking up since I'm now bag-less and ashamed. With all the poo/pee/potty madness at home, you’d think a little walk could at least sweep me away from it for a just a little bit?!

I then walk on home to find this bottle, randomly on the curb...

KG

 

In the midst of frustration, did I really need an adult beverage taunting me in the street… from  a"Kentucky Gentleman" no less? ;) {I swear we don't live in the ghetto and this is not a common occurrence in our “hood”… just the irony of my life as usual.}

Then, just to make a long story even longer, as I typed this story to share with Instagram, Houston sat in the floor crying after a spanking, peed a puddle and preceded to splash in it with glee. Seriously. I. Can. Not. Catch. A. Break.

{First world problems… seriously, it’s all good and we’ve been getting some good chuckles out of yet another beautiful mess we found ourselves in now that we’re in this particular stage of parenting our happy, healthy, hilarious 2 year old!}

 

 

 

While I apologize for not announcing the giveaway winner last week as I had planned, sadly, on Friday, I was out of town for the funeral of a family friend, gone too soon at the age of 24. This entire past week has been a sad one and mind numbing when I try to wrap my head around what happened and the fact that he’s gone. I would sincerely appreciate prayers for his family and the long road to healing they have ahead of them.

 

 

Without further adieu, the winner of THE LITTLE MERMAID Diamond Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy is Beth who said:

“I would love to win this so I could share it with my niece who is now my age when I first saw it.”

So excited for you girl and I hope your niece LOVES it! Please email me in the next 24 hours with your mailing address so we can send it straight to you: robertslove {at} live {dot} com

 

More updates to come as we journey farther into this potty training adventure!

 

XOXO,

Stephanie

6 comments:

  1. Oh the joys of potty training. When I trained my daughter Ella a few months ago, I always kept her in her panties or clothes. That way, when she went i,t was contained and she felt how uncomfortable it was. This only lasted a few days for us, but it seemed to help. Definitely less cleaning up for Mom, just a lot more laundry. Good luck. It gets easier, I promise!

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  2. Hi!! I will be potty training my little guy in a few a months and boy am I NOT thrilled. Well I am for the outcome :) I've convinced myself that he will be easy. We will see.....ANYWAYS I am new to the whole blogging thing and your blog looks fantastic!!! I'd love to be blogging buddies :)

    .....Chelsea

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  3. Will you be blogging again? I follow you on imstagram and have seen, of course, that baby #2 is on the way. I'd love to hear your thoughts about the three year age gap and when you decided it was time to have another one. I'm thinking a three year gap after my first... Miss your blog!

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I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)