Friday, March 04, 2011

Spoke Too Soon

So in all seriousness, I don't think that I really believe in jinxing. Do I? No, I don't think so. But GOSH. Sometimes it really seems like you say something and then just as SOON as you say it...

Recently I said that the weather was nicer, that David was an easy-going and laid back kid, that potty training was going just swimmingly, and that we had been healthy all winter.

As it turns out, it's been cold and yucky this week.

And all the sudden, it's apparent that David is turning three. He is exponentially more whiny, demanding, and dramatic than he was just a couple of months ago.

And after a really super start to potty training, we had a serious set back. Like so many accidents in one day that I'm not proud of how I reacted. (I am planning to talk to the doctor about testing for his GI system, because that is just not normal. And it's really really gross to clean out of underpants.) Gradually, though, over the past week, I think we have identified the problem and regained our progress. Potty training is one of my least favorite tasks of parenting.

And finally, we've been sick this week. Not terrible, still. The boys have had fevers and nasty coughs and faucet-noses. I've debated about taking them to the doctor, but haven't. I think David is on the mend and hopefully Luke will be soon. He sounds so pitiful.

So what's the solution - don't report positive statements for fear of a change in direction? I don't think so...hopefully this is just a bump in the road that is moving forward.


bluedaisy said...

Oh Emily- here's hoping that everyone feels better soon! Cleaning out underwear- YUCK! Michael was such a breeze to potty train but as you know, Liam was a tough cookie. I actually threw out like 3 pairs of underwear AND a pair of pants when I just couldn't deal with it. I am not one for throwing out clothes AT ALL. Too many accidents in a small timeframe = grumpy mommy. Hopefully everything settles down for you soon! Bumps feel worse when the road has been too smooth ;)

Kelsey said...

If these are the first illnesses worth mentioning in a while - I think you're still way on the plus side! And hey, nothing wrong with celebrating the good news while you have it. :-)

And AMEN about the turning three. Michael, who is really very sweet and cuddly, has been having some major tantrums in the last couple of days... glad it isn't just us.

Hope your health, sunshine, and potty training success return soon!