Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

So now that Sam has turned 3 he is showing some interest in using the potty. It is not consistent and I have not been pushing the issue. Actually, I think that I am being rather lazy about the whole thing. I am a true expert at the quick diaper change. We can go through 15-20 diapers a day!! I would love to not have to change diapers anymore, but the whole potty training thing is time consuming and one thing I do not seem to ever have enough of is time.

Anyways, I decided that it was time to push the issue and be more consistent. I knew that I would need 3 potties, even if only one was training. Otherwise there would be alot of fighting and no going to the potty. I did have a couple but I quickly found out they are not easy to clean. They have become the backups, and I bought three little red potties. They are great!

Before I started I thought that maybe Carlee would train along with Sam and that Ben would never sit long enough to actually do anything. So maybe two at once would not be so bad???? Well guess what! All three want to go potty! On this particular day, I think the first day after we got the red potties, I literally spent over 2 hours on potty duty. I got nothing else done and anytime one says potty they all have to go potty and the potty party starts all over again.

Oh and did I mention Naked Hour! They all love to undress themselves and run around in the kitchen completely naked. We all have Daddy to thank for that wonderful idea. So now I have to dress them 17 times a day too!!! I seriously am going to lose my mind over potty training!

The potties are still around, but I certainly am not asking them if they have to go unless I have a couple hours to blow! So back to the drawing board, I will have to formulate a new plan for potty training. Maybe that will be one of my New Year's resolutions!


Oh my, did I ever tell you how Charlotte finally got potty trained? She loved sitting on the potty just as long as she didn't have to urinate. So the miniute she got up was when I knew she really had to go. Finally one day I got so tired of her sitting for hours then standing up and peeing all over herself that I held her down on that thing until she went pee in there. Matt thought that I was trying to kill her or something but she just needed that one time to see that it was okay. She must have been scared of letting it go in there for some reason. Doctor shamed me for doing that but hey... it had to be done. Anyway, it finally clicked that day and it seems like ever since she's never had a problem. It's that Ah ha moment they need, keep looking for it!

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