February 03, 2012

A Long, Long Week.

While I'd love to show you a fun tutorial today, it's just been one of those weeks.  Tuesday I woke up with a horrible cold.  Since I knew I was going to be home all day I got a little bold and decided we'd take a swing at potty training Baden.  Here's our last few days in numbers.

12 changes of clothing due to wet pants
2 clogged toilets (you don't want details)
567 used tissues (from me)
15 hours spent in the bathroom waiting
2 actual occurrences of pee going in the potty like it should
16 readings of "the Potty Train"

On a good note, after three days home I finally left the house last night.  Yay!  And Baden is learning to hold it so that he isn't really wetting his undies now.  When he finally went in the potty for the first time I think Rex was just as excited as me.  It was so cute.  He asked Baden if he could give him a snuggle.  They hugged and he said, "I'm SO proud of you, Baden!" 

And just because this post is kind of boring....how about some Pinterest love.  Have you ever noticed that not everything you see on Pinterest works?  Just saying :)  Have any of you tried this?  Eye shadow mixed with clear polish to make matte nail polish?  Looks fun.  (Tried to link it, but I lost the link!)


This is clever.


And Pinterest always has something to make me laugh - like this....


...or this.


It's kind of late as I'm writing this post, so I'm not sure these are all quite as funny as I think they are right now.  I need some sleep.  Thanks for dropping in.

32 comments:

Jean said...

Yay for potty training! We're still working on the #2 part here...and it's been almost a year. :-( It's hard work, right? Hang in there and feel better!

Maureen said...

Cheri,

Whether you are tired or not, whether you are coherent or not I still love your blog.

Maureen

Janice said...

I swear potty training is just a big joke from the universe to torture parents for a bit. My daughter is FINALLY potty trained. She's dry 99% of the time. She just saves accidents for those special times like when she's walking around in her brothers room leaving little damp spots everywhere. Sweet girl.

10a said...

Wow, you really did earn your night out there :-) And rest assured your sense of humour was still wide awake because I think that 'Spoon'-quote is hilarious! Enjoy the weekend.

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

Still enjoyed your post! ;) Hope you're feeling better! Oh and if you try the eyeshadow thing, let us know if it works!

Unknown said...

You poor thing, sick and potty training, could it be any worse? Keep it up with the training, diligence for sure. Your humor is right on, you gave me a laugh. Happy Friday!

The Miller Five said...

Yay Baden! That is awesome. Potty training is a chore, but oh so wonderful once it's finished!

carrie said...

0-2 kids ago I used to think that everyone should know and understand that I had it all together and that I was some super human wife and mom. Now with four kids people need to understand that yes I go get my stuff done and yes I am a regular human being who needs to take a breather and rest. Weather or not I'm sick. Women need to hear this message!!!! To stop and smell the roses, and to always remember that your family and your self comes first.

carrie said...

I loved your post

Willis Family said...

I am well out of the potty training stage with my teen and tween however I loved the part on Pinterest! Addictive... yes! The nails caught my eye to fully read your blog and I am so glad I did! Thanks for posting and hope you feel better soon!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

oh man, I love those funny ones on pinterest too! I worked at a preschool for children with autism. Potty training was a big thing for us too. If a child went potty, the adult helping the child would yell, and we would all clap and holler from our separate cubbies no matter what we were doing. I guess it was kind of like cafe rio's "free meal!" Except way different! I hope Baden learns fast. :)

Colville Clan said...

Oh man, I keep finding an excuse not to potty train, I don't want to end up with a teenaged diaper wearer though, so I guess i should get to gettin'! I Googled eye shadow & clear nail polish & it brought up a YouTube video with a how to. The lady on there just dipped her brush with the clear polish right in to the shadow, looked pretty cool and doable! Now I want to try it...

Stephanie said...

Potty training here too-this is the last time! Good luck to you, and hope you feel better soon too!

Kristal said...

I have been giving potty training a "swing" every couple weeks around here for months:/. My daughter just isn't into it yet....driving me nuts! I am intrigued by this potty train book tho bec she LOVES trains....

Tiffany said...

Yes, they were still funny esp the baby!! And I once tried the dawn and hydrogen peroxide on a stain from pinterest, it didnt work but we still use the dawn on the dishes, no harm no foul. Hope you feel better soon.

KasiaJ said...

Potty training is the worst. I was talking with one of my sisters and she said that she think potty training is by far the worst part of being the parent. I'm inclined to agree. Good luck! At least you know they HAVE to figure it out eventually, right?

Hands Sew Full said...

Hope you feel better soon! Thanks for the giggle on potty training, I have "interesting" memories of the process with my two as well!

Andrea said...

If you want a shiny color, you can put a bit of clear nailpolish on a paper plate and stir in a bit of loose eyeshadow/blush/foundation (minerals work best). This does actually work :)

Kristen said...

We need a blog just potty training - LOL
Oh maybe there is one. I did everything under the sun for my now 3 year old - it took me "pretending" to be upset and throwing all diapers out of his room and in the trash... He sat and laughed at me...it was funny... 3 weeks later after that he was officially potty trained! Good luck! I love when sibling express how excited they are too. P.S love your blog

Kristen Marie said...

Oh man, i love that crocs comment, oh so true and hilarious!! I am in an endless whirlwind of potty training. going on 5 weeks with a awesome no accident pee down pat...yet only 2 successful poops in the toilet. Serious. if i am scrubbing another pair of panties i am going to lose my mind. Good luck!!

Lissa K said...

Oh my! Keep your determination! It will happen, he will be trained!

My girl's trained... as long as she's not sleeping. I am so ready for that problem to end too. :-/

Love the pinterest links! I should really do something with my macbook pro.. especially since we have our own vinyl cutter and tons of vinyl (and a great source to get any printed vinyl we design)!

I hadn't seen the sweet nail polish idea before, thanks for sharing!

Chase and Sadie said...

GOOD LUCK on the potty training!! Such a HUGE job for the whole family!! Haha!! Ohhh I want to try the eyeshadow, clear nail polish trick!! Looks so pretty!! Love your blog!!

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Oh, potty training. (SIGH) We have been working on it for over a year with my 3 year old, it has been a long haul! Wishing you a quick and easy training. :)

Siobhan said...

1. We are training too, with moderate success. He is convinced that undies compel him to pee so he is obsessed with pull-ups (which he keeps dry). Serves me right for training when he is old enough to reason. Chronological age:3, mental age: 33.

2. You are funny, even when you're sick and tired.

Brent Worth said...

You are so right about not everything on Pinterest working but it is soooo fun to try. I tried making peppermint hearts today and ended up w/ peppermint smoke rolling thru my kitchen lol... Love your blog!

Michelle B. said...

First, Pinterest...yes they are funny even at that hour heehee...
as for potty training....did you go straight from diapers to undies? no training diapers? I cannot get my 2 1/2 year old son excited about going potty! But I can tell you it sure was cute seeing him sit on his lil potty with his shorts pulled down to his ankles and his t-shirt covering the rest of this body!! too cute for words!! got any potty training tips you'd like to share? hope you are feeling better!!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, potty training moms. My twins were refusing, actually they were proud of NOT going. But suddenly, far after I gave up (thinking they would learn as soon as they felt embarrassed)they came home. No more diaper, and within 2 days both doing great.

Katie said...

First: I totally love your blog!

Second: My 3 1/2 year old FINALLY started #2 on the potty- it took us almost a year to get to this point!

Third: To get the matte finish for the eyeshadow nail polish, you need a special topcoat. A few different brands make it...OPI, Orly, China glaze. Otherwise, it will be shiny.

salt_of_the_earth81 said...

Great job Baden! My little dude will be 2 in May. He really enjoys closing the lid (hopefully that one sticks) as well as flushing for us. Hoping to get a potty for him soon so he gets more interested in it. As far as the nail polish, a couple of episodes ago of Rachael Ray show she had a lady on show how to do it. It just depends on how much shadow you use with the clear polish. The more you use the darker. Mostly though she did it like that to show that you can get your money's worth out of your eye shadow by scraping out the last bits. Love your blog! Yay for the boys!

Trish Rhodes said...

Another great post - I have twin 2.5 year old boys and a sinus infection so I feel your pain on both levels. Hang in there - from what I hear, it gets easier.

MWalker said...

My 3 yo has NO interest what so ever in potty training. Now that I'm only 5 weeks away from a newborn in the house, I've decided now is not the time to try harder. We will tackle it this summer.

Whitney said...

That nail polish is beautiful!

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