News about the 3Z's: November 2006 Archives

“Potty of one, please”

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The prince on his throneThe day has finally arrived. The beautiful, glorious, long anticipated day. At a very manly 3 1/2 years old, our mature young man has just ventured into uncharted "waters", as it were. Day one was an absolute nightmare! Potty training and wall to wall carpet, not a good mix. Potty training and the flu, not a good mix. Potty training and mommy trying to keep an eye on the other two children in the house (one of which is 18 mos.), NOT a good mix!

ANY way you mix it, this event can be both a relief and a total hair ripper. Day two was no exception. Just imagine, if you will, a sprinkler. Only,.... the sprinkler is in your house. And this particular sprinkler is not spraying water. I think you know where I'm headed. And when mommy finally got some of the shrapnel to actually hit the potty chair, she started down the hallway to empty it into the toilet, but mommy failed to notice the toy train below her feet. ( I think you can ALL see where I'm headed at this point). All you need to know is that I spent the better part of an hour sanitizing the walls of the hallway, shampooing the hallway carpet and finallly,..... disinfecting a full box of toys that were in the line of fire. (if we can even use the word 'line' in this particular senario.)

Needless to say, the entire ordeal could only go uphill from this point. And it did, eventually. We are now on day 6 and Zachary is now rushing to the bathroom without anyone having to remind him. Wipes and washes his hands and runs back out to declare at the top of his lungs, "I went potty!". All of this before we even realized he had left the room. This ritual continues with each potty excursion. Jason and I are just relieved that he has retired from diapers and wet wipes. Our $65 a month diaper/wipes budget is now cut in half. Thank goodness! All I have to say at this point is "I just hope Zander puts up a smaller fight, or... that we are in a house with tiled floors when he starts to potty train!"

Fall is in the air.

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Fall colours

Well fall is here! And with it come the cold and rain and snow that is sure to follow, along with colds the flu and the like. Zoe is the first casualty this fall. She was sounding like a 50 year old smoker so I checked her throat and her tonsils were so swollen that it was amazing that she could even breath. Kalurah took her to see the Dr and she tested negative for strep but the test did show some staph infection, so she has been on antibiotics for the past few days. Other than that we have been doing well. Zach is doing good; he has not had any more trouble with his asthma. And Zander is growing and being as much of a rascal as ever. He is starting to talk more and not just one word at a time. He sounds like he is trying to put sentences together, just 3 - 4 words, but still... Anyway that's about all that is happening with us. 'Till next time, good day.

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