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Here is what I came home with today:
I actually stuck to the list. Minus the Doritos. They were on sale... 2 for $5. But I only bought one. See I do have self control! I also waited until 10am to open and eat them because something about eating Doritos before 10am seems totally unacceptable...
Luke moved up to size 5 diapers about 2 weeks ago. He probably should have moved up over a month ago but this momma was in DE-NIAL.
See, when Luke was still in the cute, soft little snugglers size 2 diapers, I stopped by Target on my way home from the gym one weekend to grab some. And I couldn't help but see another mom put a big box of size 5 diapers in her cart. I swore my child would be potty trained before I EVER bought size 5 diapers. Just another "I will never" that turned into a "I now do."
Considering Luke is not even 2 yet it's kind of an unrealistic expectation. But I was still in la-la land back then and had no idea what I was doing. I still don't really. I just look like I do. Fake it until you make it right?
Although I made a promise to myself when I bought the first box of size 5 diapers. "I will not buy size 6 diapers." Luke WILL be potty trained before that happens. Because like my good friend Lesley said, "There is only room for one baby on the changing table in this house." Luke will be using big boy undies before we have another. Trust me on this.
In fact, we bought Luke his very own potty this weekend. I plan to try a first attempt at potty training next month. I have an ebook that all my mom friends swear by and the woman who wrote it said that 22 months is the PRIME time to do it. So we will try. And if we succeed, great. If not, I will wait a few months and try again.
I definitely don't want to push him. Because then bad things happen. Bad things like not going #2 for over two weeks and your mom taking you to the doctor because she was worried you had an impacted bowel. Apparently #2 can be quite traumatic. I would know because that mom was MY mom and that kid who refused to go #2 was ME. So I'm well aware of the importance of not "pushing things." Literally.
So we set up Luke's potty this weekend and he has had fun playing with it and that's about it for now. But things be gettin' real next month. I had to laugh a little because I also thought I would NEVER buy a little potty. Seems I tend to have these "never" thoughts often...
I've seen moms let their kids use the little potty in the back of their Tahoe in a parking lot. And I almost died. I thought it was the grossest thing I had ever seen.
But you know what is more gross? Public restrooms.
And the thought of my kid having to use one and touch every surface in the bathroom at least twice (because that's what kids do) makes me rethink the potty in the back of SUV. Well played moms, well played.
Well this was supposed to be about Target and we ended up with all this potty talk. Sorry. Maybe if you have kids you can sympathize and if you don't have kids you can laugh a little that us moms have nothing better to do than dedicate an entire post to the "potty."
I think we can all agree that "I will never" statements never end well. In fact, if you are tempted to say, "I will never" think twice because chances are, some time in the future you will be doing it. And often.