Friday, September 18, 2015

September Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 16 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Chef and I were sitting in the living room watching baby boy play with a box.
Chef: our baby boy is growing up. All our babies are growing yep. 
Me: yes yes I know. 
Please don't remind me how much they have grown. How my baby is almost a year old and I won't have another. 

Sitting in the living room yet again. Older kids are in back playing while we have baby with us. Baby starts playing footsie with Chef. I am just in awe of how much he has grown. Over the last month he has gone from baby to almost toddler with looks, expressions and now actions. It won't be long until he is walking. 

Driving to San Antonio to make our monthly payments to everyone we always stop and get gas half way there. This time Chef chose a gas station with McD connected. First thing out of Little Man's mouth "I get out. I get out". 
Me: No baby daddy's just getting gas and mommy is cleaning windows. 
Him: No I get out. I get Mc Donald's. I get out. 

He continues to cry and whine. Daddy comes back and brings a surprise. Daddy hands Little Man a Slurpee. 

Little Man: I want Mc Donald's daddy. 
Chef: Daddy got you Slurpee. 

I get back in car to hear him still saying he wants McDonalds and doesn't want the Slurpee. 

Me: Baby you got a Slurpee!! Wow I wish I could have some. Can I have a drink? 
Little Man: Here I want McDonalds. 
Me: But Slurpee is so much better. It's like if cream. 

Little Man look is surprised. 

Moms job done. Content little kid. 

Tying to potty train my my almost 3 year old... lots of fun in this house. Not!! You would think after 2 boys it would be easy. Not!! He is just not having it. We shall see this is the 3rd attempt of trying to potty train. 1st time was 1 1/2 yrs ago, obviously too soon for him. 2nd attempt we did good but I think the adults in the house got tired of trying to follow through with it a year ago. I know I was as I was due to have baby 4 any day. So now we try again. Little Helper is almost 3. It is definitely time to give it another shot. With Baby boy in diapers, obviously, I am done with two in diapers. 

1:00 pm Is it a thing to take off all clothes and be naked on the toilet?? He takes pants off so he has room to move legs. I get that. But shirt too. He wants it off because he's afraid it will get wet. Like father and son I guess I don't know. 
He then has me go potty. I tell him to not pee on my floor. So what does he do. Hold himself and say he won't pee on my floor lol. As I'm going he proceeds to tell me he wants to get in... Get in where son? The bath mom. He thinks he has to take a bath every time he goes potty.  I finish and he wants to flush it for me. Great we got that down. Now he has to sit again and try. He says mom I can't do it. It's ok baby it won't always work lol boy six year old is complaining from other side of door and he is responding to him trying to tell him it's ok. One minute brother. Then gets mad and upset with me. I don't know how to do it mom. Grunting burying hard to go. Face turning red. Mom I can't do it. I tell him we are all done. He insisted on staying there. I'm ok. After arguing with him to get off the toilet he finally agrees. Ok mom. I wipe my butt. Ok. 10 minutes have gone by the other kids are mad and screaming but he is actually trying to potty train. Woohoo! 

Well it is barely 10 am and we have been up for over 3 hours now... feels so much longer than that. By 830 I already had a screaming child, 9 am a diaper explosion causing the world to stop and focus on the baby (clean down, bathe GOOD, dry off, etc.) then of course since one was in the bath the others want in the bath.... Thank God they are all boys.... Cody jumps in with swim trunk I throw Hector-Ray in the tub and finish with Gabriel. Baby out and clean, Hector-Ray fighting to stay in, Cody yelling so he can shower alone.... Priceless. Now that it is 10 am I have had every kid mad and screaming/crying for one reason or another. Today is a short work day as we are approaching OUR weekend (well not the older boys lol) I just can't wait for my better half to get off already and help with life. We/I miss him so much. He works his butt off then comes home and doesn't stop. He always says if I am up and going he is up and going and well... 90% of the time that is very true. The other 10% is because I let him sleep or rest when he can...... COME ON WEEKEND!!

Oh I forgot to mention.... I get to hear the Sax played this weekend... so happy!!

Day ???? Of trying to potty train this kid and it is kind of going better. I decided to put him in Parents Choice diapers instead of the Luvs he is use to. It has made him realize he is wet and nasty and causes him to go in and go try more often now. I still try to take him in to go but I always fight with him to go. But he knows he has to sit and try before getting another pamper on. He is making progress but I still feel no light at the end of the tunnel. 

Me: why is my butt wet baby?
Little man: I don't know mom. You need to go potty! 
*at least part of potty training is going through! 

Little Man comes running down the hallway. 
Little Man: I go Mc Donald's. Pree please. Pree please. 

We decide to take him. 
We pass Mc Donald's. 
Little Man: Go back dad. Go back!! Dad my Mc Donald's. 

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  1. Oh, the joys of potty training.
    I'm laughing at your stories, but I'm sympathizing too.

    1. Thank you Karen. I do go back and read them frequently and find myself smiling, giggling but also shaking my head.

  2. Oh boy do I remember the potty training years with all four of mine! Not an easy time. Two of mine trained easily and the other two…..not so much. Last one didn't get out of diapers or Pull-Ups until he was 3!!

    1. He stopped trying yet again! He turned three today. I am tired of stopping and starting. I think now he won't do it because his baby brother is in diapers still. So next step is a potty chair for baby and they both go in and go together. Lol

  3. I think there is a reason most moms don't remember the potty training times! Now I watch my daughter do it with her children and remember what a commitment it is for us moms!

    1. Definitely! Little Man was doing so good but I think I have up again. I got tired of pushing him to do more. Next time i start up I will be doing two!

  4. Oh the joys of potty training. Sounds like he's doing well though!!!

    Just reading this made me tired, and I'm craving McNuggets....

  5. Oh, potty training. I forgot all of the patience it takes having such little ones. It does sound like he's almost there! I smile at the story of your boy needing to be naked when going to the bathroom. Both of my boys did that!

    1. All my kids have some kind of special way. My friends kid sits down backwards and then stand on it and squats. I say whatever works to get the job done!!

  6. I am so glad my potty training days are all but over. My little girl is 4 and while we have the occasional accident she's been out of nappies for over 12 months now. We had several false starts at the beginning too, but all of the frustration and extra work is so worth it once they've picked it up.

  7. Oh my, the days of screaming for McDonald's doesn't get better. I remember when my oldest was just over a year old, he knew exactly what those Golden Arches were for and every time we passed them, he'd sit in the back of the car yelling, "Me fre fry, me fre fry!!". He's 16 now and still wants to stop to eat (hollow leg is always empty), but it's not just McDonalds anymore.

    I don't know why, but both of my kids went potty every time we were in a public place. I swear I trained them on public toilets (eww, but it worked). Must have been the novelty of a new place.

  8. Funny how you forget the potty training days -- little kids = little problems. Big kids = hopefully STILL little problems, right? The time will come when you will have time to rest and have time for yourself -- but it is never soon enough, is it? You've got it under control and that is what is important! You go!