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Monday, December 6, 2010

Miscellany Monday... is the start of a new week and just 19 more shopping days until Christmas!! Yikes...time is flying by so quickly. I have so much to do...I shouldn't even be on the computer...LOL! Presents to buy and wrap, decorating to finish and cookies to bake..oh, my! If anyone knows any elves, please send them my way. I could really use them about now. On to some randomness for this Monday.....

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ONE. My life just may have gotten alot easier!! Over the last few days my little Anthony has peed on the potty 5 times!! Yes, you  heard me right. He just turned 20 months and I think we starting to train already. This is a miracle. Christopher was pee trained by 3 and poop by around 3 and a half. Yes, I guess boys are later. But if Anthony is serious about this, I will be in heaven. He watches Christopher go and tells me 'potty'. I really didn't want to put him on there thinking it was a waste of time. But I figured let me just do it and see. Of course there are plenty of times I put him on there and nothing happens, but then there have been the few times that he went. It is actually really cute to watch him do it since he is so little. I am hoping that this continues. So, thank you Elmo potty seat.

TWO. I had a little bit of a mental breakdown over the weekend. I think that just feeling so overwhelmed with the Holidays and just everyday life, I needed a good cry. My hubby, just like most, can sometimes get on my nerves. And the kids can get to be a handful too. It is alot. I have to say, being a SAHM, is way harder than I ever thought it would be. It is mentally and emotionally draining sometimes. Life was much easier when I got up, go dressed and hopped on the train into NYC and went to work : ). I think that sometimes we start to lose who we are as a person and get caught up in the wife and mother role. So, I am going to try and just put it in perspective and work on not getting so stressed about the little things. I am very blessed with a happy and healthy family and that is all that matters : ). Please, someone, remind me of that again in a few days.

THREE. Well, there is no stress that can't be cured with a little shopping. As I was buying some presents for others, I saw these really cute rain boots from Coach. Do I really need rain boots? No. But what the heck, it is Christmas and I deserve it. They were on sale for $59 and I had a 25% off coupon!! How can you beat that??


Shannon said...

Seriously, Coach rain boots! So neat! I'd have just had to get them too. Hubs likes to say we'll go broke "saving" money...since things are always almost irresistible when they're on sale or I have a coupon!

I understand the stress about the Holidays, I feel it too!

Yay for the potty thing! GG might even go with an Elmo potty seat like that!

Did you start with a training potty that was low and on the ground? We have the seat already but she's too small to get up on the big toilet herself, obviously! Wondering if I should invest in one of those crazy singing potties?

Have a good one, J! Relax and just enjoy the day, hectic and all!

AllieMakes! said...

Ok, those Coach boots are ADORABLE!
The holidays stress me out! It's fun to shop to relieve the stress :)
YAY for the potty! I bet he will train early... Just watching the older kids, the younger ones do things earlier.

Hannah said...

Ok, those rain boots are too cute! I don't need any either but I have been seeing so many cute ones around it makes me want them!

Yeah, for Anthony! I hope it all works out with the potty training and that you will get to have two boys out of diapers!

I feel you on the whole break down, this time of year tends to do that unfortunately. I am right there with you! I am trying not to let myself get to stressed out and take things one step at a time. Remembering to do little things for yourself helps, at least for me!

Hope you and the family have a wonderful week! I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner! I feel like I am so behind!

LeeAnn said...

One - That is AWESOME! 20 months is early even for a girl, so that will be totally awesome if he gets potty trained soon. He is obviously ready since he is asking you to do it. Go Anthony!

Two - I feel very overwhelmed too, and I don't stay at home. I don't know how you do it. I told my husband last night that I have a million different things going on right now and it is just getting to be too much. I, like you, am trying to put things in perspective. We just need to stop for a minute and breathe.

Three - Love the boots! (But this is coming from a girl who knows nothing about style or fashion, so that may not mean all that much to you. haha)

Have a great week Jennifer!

Veronika said...

Yay for potty training! I have a 19 month old & he just started training also... I think having an older brother has helped him catch on! Good Luck!