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Potty Training!!!!

 so, mon was suppose to be potty training day 1. BUT joey was still sick, so i stuck with my gut and out it off until wed.  for a lot of reasons mainly after 5 yrs i KNOW that the first day of the week, the first day of school after 2 WEEKS off and a sick kid is NOT the time to start potty training. haha.  so on monday we chilled. we did school, nate did the BEST.  i can not be more PROUD of that kid.  i LOVE having him home.  anyways, i let the girls make a mess in the kitchen, telling myself that water is an easy clean for over an HOUR of sister fun

this cracked me up
i will miss these antics
joey left the poor pig like this to go out and play with the neighbors
poor pig
 tues, i went for a walk with my friend. she is training for this CRAZY marathon this coming sept in scotland....after an GREAT school day...we dropped the kids off at church and went for  a walk. it was SO nice. and the BEST moment was getting a text from chris saying that he loved me...

nate funny. on the drive home from church nate asked me to rate him from 1-10. which is normal. he asks EVERY day what his "rating" is.  i stopped.  and thought.  then i said "nate, i cant think of ONE moment that i spoke to you today"
nate said " did i get a 10?"
i said "no, only jesus is perfect" lol....but really. i didnt speak ONCE to him
i said " you get a 9.5"
he was blown away
so was i
on our drive home i shared with him that the next day was day 1 of potty training joey and i needed him to give me grace to spend time with joey
he was like "what ever you need mom"
 so wed morning, after chris saying that i was nuts to start. lol. i followed my gut and decided that it was THE day.  potty training day 1
i had ZERO expectations. actually, i prepared myself for it to be HELL
so on wed, i put joey in ellie's old undies. i decided to NOT buy joey new undies BUT use ellei's old undies (that are stained haha) and when she's fully trained, ill get her NEW undies
and wed morning we had 1 pee on the floor
then nap
afer nap we had
one pee on the floor
one on the chair
one on the floor
BUT 2 in the potty!

i was EXHAUSTED when chris came home. haha

around 2 i decided to throw an ice cream party!  the kids and i ate ice cream
joey loved hers

 i ate mine from the container
 at the end of day 1, joey had 2 stickers on her potty chart and 2 chocolates
 and some pop corn
 just because its FUN to watch joey make a mess
on thursday day 2 of potty training my LAST kid (sob,sob)  joey did ALL her POOPS and PEES in the toilet!!!!

what the heck????

i pegged joey to be the hardest to train????
i also sent chris a text at 3 saying " i NEED to get out ALONE" lol and i did get out at 4:30 to go GROCERY shopping. hahah...
back to potty training...
 day 3!!!! i decided to bath the girls fri morning (its been 3 days, EW!) i got joey out first, then ellie. as i finished with ellie's hair (love ellie, her hair is JUST like her AUNTY!!!) i said to ellie " i got to get joey to the potty"
then i heard joey "MOM MOM!!!!"
i ran to the hallway, it was to late. my fresh out of the bath joey, in a new matching outfit was soaked in urine
i hugged joey, and told her it was ok. it was really MY fault
i cleaned her up
and she did another pee on the potty before her nap

and 6!!!!  pees on the potty after her nap!
 but the kicker is the last 3 pees.  lol...not to share EVERYTHING (cause i DO) with you guys...
school ran late. nate and i got into our science and history and we ran late.  (another reason why i LOVE homeschool)  i brought joey up to the school room with ellie.  ellie finished her school work on thurs, so she had today off.  so ellie and joey played.  i mixed joey sippy cup 3/4 juice, 1/4 water (vs her reg 1/4 juice, 3/4 water) to get her to drink and potty train. joey came to me the last 3! times and got me.
then she put HERSELF on the toilet
note the kid bed as a step stool
ALL by herself
pulling down her pants AND putting them up. herself
not needing my help. haha

so on day 3, joey had 1 accident in the morning
and a full potty chart...
 and at 5:30 she proudly showed me,haha, that she was DRY!
i totally pegged joey and prepared myself that she would be the hardest...

but now that i think about it, maybe i just prepared myself KNOWING what i was getting into...
i had a plan
i prepared for patience
i allows nate and ellie to "help"
i cancelled ALL social activities
i went out on thurs ALONE, even if it was just to get groceries
i relied on god to help me stay the course
i cried on chris's i conned him to massage my back. ha

potty training is AWFUL. im SO very glad (i think) i DONE with it