Friday, July 31, 2009

Diaper Days

We are deep in the throes of potty-training. And so far I'm pleased to announce it's going fairly well! Much better than I anticipated given Anders absolute lack of interest as recently as this past weekend. Luckily, while we were running errands on Tuesday, Dagny managed to shame him into at least trying the potty. Despite all of my bribes, entreaties and threats, all it took was some well-placed verbal barbs from his sister and voila! He went!

We've only had two accidents so far, and he even woke me up at 4:13 this morning to go and yes, I managed to muster enough enthusiasm to make a big deal out of that. He won't go on a public toilet yet. But I'm sure we'll work that out by school. Yesterday we went to Target to pick out Big Boy Un*der*wear and I stocked up on Clorox wipes 'cause it's true what they say about boys being a bit messier while they are learning. In the meantime, we're using pull-ups at night and in the car.

I can't tell you how excited I am that my Diaper Days might finally be behind me. So I get a little angst-y when I think "just one more... should we have just one more?" But at almost 43 I just don't think it would be wise.


Debbie said...

One more, T! You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Yes,one more! Do it! Or adopt a cute little Asian baby!

What did Dags say to Anders to make him go?


kari said...

One more. When doing a lot of family history research, I discovered that back on the farm in north GA, women had babies from the time they were 20 or so until they couldn't have any more, often until 45. And that was back then. Think of how much "safer" it is now. Three makes less of a rivalry I think. And think of how close you all are with your siblings and how it perpetuates an eternal party at gatherings.

Broady said...

Congrats on moving towards a diaperless household! Anders sounds like he's taking to it quite well, especially since boys are supposedly more resistant to the idea than girls. I love that Dagny is using peer pressure for good instead of evil : )

I'm still waiting for my second "mini" to arrive, but already debating having a third. There were three kids in my family, and I like bigger families. Still, I ain't getting any younger, either. And, cheesy as it sounds, we will have the perfect foursome for golf and tennis, so we got that working for us ; )

Not to mention educational costs of a third child... I figure that each child pushes back retirement by 5-7 years from a financial standpoint. But if not for practical reasons, I would be pretty gung ho to have a baby #3.

Anonymous said...

Why not leave it up to God as to whether you should have another? I can't imagine that you'd ever wish that you hadn't had another if you do, but you might be wondering for years what a wonderful addition He would have planned for your family, if you don't at least give it a chance. I know that we wish we could have more. (And who knows, maybe He'll surprise us.)

And don't you just wonder why this particular topic has lead to the most comments you've had on one post? Me, I don't believe in coincidences. So maybe He's trying to give you a hint. ;o)

the 43 y/o mom of 4