Friday, July 11, 2008

I see a pumpkin glow sugar scrub escape in my near future...

Pin It Now! I was still awake in my bed at 10p last night. That is LATE for me. My heart was racing, so I new the chance of me falling asleep without some sort of "help" was pretty slim.

Tylenol PM to the rescue! Getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep after taking a sleeping pill is essential for optimal functionality the next day. I knew I was pushing it since my lovely daughter usually makes her way into my bed around 5:30--sometimes even earlier. I was hopeful. I didn't have a choice. I needed to go to sleep!

Did I mention that it is monsoon season here? Well, Mr. Monsoon decided to make an appearance the moment that little blue pill hit my stomach. For the next couple of hours heavy rains and fierce flashes of lightning kept me fully awake. Thankfully my kids didn't wake up, but I wasn't able to finally settle into a deep sleep until after midnight.

That lovely daughter I mentioned earlier was right on schedule. In my bed before the crack of dawn. My alarm goes off at 5:45 every morning, so I guess I wouldn't have gotten much more sleep anyway. So, with my Tylenol PM hangover, I managed to pull myself out of bed sometime after 6am.

Not only was I groggy and heavy-lidded, but this is my week to be "at the back of the camp" so to speak, so I knew the day would be even more challenging and my flesh very weak. Would it be too much to ask to have a smooth sailing sort of day?

Apparently so.

After cleaning up breakfast, I hear my daughter cheerfully chime, "I poopie, Mommy." Okay, no big deal, right? Just change her pull-up and move on. WRONG. I had just put her in some new My Little Pony panties. Ugh. It was a bath-worthy mess and I was not about to try and salvage those nasty undies!

Y'all, I am in the trenches of potty training a sweet little girl who is obviously not fighting the battle with me but against me. At this point in the process I am liable to hit the next person who says, "Girls are easier."! She is 3. She needs to be potty trained. Mommy needs for her to be potty trained. I only have a couple of weeks before home schooling resumes. My hopes of having a potty trained child by the end of summer are quickly fading. Thank goodness this will be the last time I potty train ever again. No, I will not potty train my grand kids!!!!!!!!

Finally by 8am or so, I had settled the kids down on the couch for our morning Bible time. Despite the threat of a big, fat eye socket headache, I will continue to meditate on Ephesians 4 and know that this day will pass. And really in the big scheme of things, my teensy weensy inconvenience is small potatoes!

Rest time can't get here fast enough! I will have to imagine my small, ordinary, boring bathroom into a luxurious, sea grass suite as I smooth away my cares with my irresistible, autumn -scented pumpkin glow sugar scrub!


Terri said...

I certainly don't envy you. I hated the potty training! I hope things improve and she decides to do it - then it's so much easier!

AJ said...

I take 2 Tylenol PMs EVERY NIGHT, usually around 11pm. My alarm clock goes off at 5:30am. I only WISH I could get 7-8 hours of sleep every night! That wish comes true only once a week and that is on Friday nights, because I can sleep in the next morning until I'm ready to wake up (well, if we don't have something we have to do, like this Sat.- have to get up early to get down to my mother-in-laws 80th birthday celebration near Houston). I guess I am fortunate that it doesn't give me a 'hangover' or I'd be in real trouble at work every morning! I am at "that age" (so says my doctor and other women "that age") that sleeping difficulties are 'the norm.' I have no trouble falling asleep, it's STAYING asleep that is the problem. If I don't take something, I wake up every 20-30 minutes. Hopefully, it is a "phase" I am going through and hopefully, "this, too, shall pass!" (and hopefully, your potty training days shall pass, too!)

not up to code said...

I tried and tried with Emma and the potty training. Finally I just backed off the issue and let her take the lead. One day it all just clicked. She announced that she wanted to use the potty and within two weeks we were accident free.

But I am like you - Jack will be three soon and I am ready to be done with diapers. We do it in order of big boy bed, plug fairy, then potty training. I figure we will have fewer accidents if we get all the baby trauma out of the way before trying the potty training stuff.

not up to code said...

I forgot to mention that I get to potty train a lactose intolerant child this time around. Yes, it is that bad.


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