given that my boy E is actively trying to regress in the whole potty training thing.
[Warning: graphic potty details to follow.] We have totally mastered #1. So that's good. But he went from sometimes #2 in the potty with some accidents to just crapping his pants every night. Hmmm...this is not working for me. But I have a read on his "tell" as he goes off to hide or tries to send me out of the room when he is about to do the deed. We locked down Monday and Tuesday and I refused to let him out of the house (with the exception of the gym - please, I need my sanity here) until he embraced the potty for all necessary bodily functions. I told him that if he went #2 in the potty that we could then go to the pool and have ice cream. (Actually I promised the boy just about everything short of a damn pony.) But finally yesterday afternoon, he did and so we were able to leave the house. And I let him have two popsicles just to reinforce that the world is his oyster if he can just quit sh*tting his pants.
The days on lockdown went by faster than you would think. Of course we were all entertained by Tim cleaning every carpet in the house. We rented one of those steam cleaners and he went to town. Seems to be a trend with Tim and any high powered tool. And clearly to our benefit as the carpets look great! But to all my married male readers out there, I have to tell you the cleaning of the carpets made him VERY attractive. Try it at home!
I'm off to pick Morrigan up from a sleepover birthday party and load them up to go to the gym. Tim is working so we're planning on going to "Wacky Wednesday" tonight at the pool. Games, pizza, and Ziggy the Clown - on stilts! I will be easy to spot as I have the world's most jacked up sunburn. I apparently did a terrible job putting on sunscreen yesterday (on myself at least - the kids are fine.) The front of one leg, part of one shoulder, and half my chest are bright red. So the question is today do I cover my whole body or leave the opposing body parts unprotected to try and even the whole thing out?