Aug 27, 2010

Ah crap.  How have two weeks passed since I last posted?

Oh, right.  Potty training.  I am stuck in some sort of potty training vortex, where time seems to stand still and all I do is clean up pee, clean up poo, feed and put Colin to sleep, and wash underwear.  I really think Harrison has it figured out.  Which is great cuz I was worried there for a while.  I knew he had the capacity, but wasn't sure he would ever have the desire.   But he finally started doing it and now when he jumps up from what he is doing to run into the bathroom and climb up on the toilet my stomach does little flips.  He is so smart!  He is really doing it! But then sometimes he still doesn't want to.  We'll go from maybe one accident a day, to a day when he just doesn't even try anymore and I am lucky if he will step into the shower before wetting his pants. Not to mention the poop.  But that is a whole nuther beast, a stinky, ugly, obnoxious beast that I am trying not to expect anything of yet.  It occurs to me that when Harrison is thirteen he is going to freak out that I posted this online for all the world to see.   Ha.  Consider this payment for all the crap you have put me through.  Literally.  Anyhoo, so we hang out at home as much as possible, and I walk around with a bottle of cleaning spray in one hand, and Colin in the other.  This is our life.

Harrison starts school in a couple of weeks and he is excited and I am excited.  It will be great to have a little one on one time with Colin.  And great for Harrison to get out and DO something after this potty imprisonment we have foisted upon ourselves.  Last time we left the house was to go to Home Depot.   As soon as we pulled up I realized that I couldn't push around a cart full of boy and carseat and still manage to get the lumber I needed.  I said "Oh, I'm not very smart." and Harrison said, "No Mommy, you're smart."  Which was pretty darn sweet.  Later he said "I like my Colin." which was really, really sweet, since he has mostly just ignored him up till recently.

Ok.  I have rambled enough. I probably have some kind of picture I can post, hopefully one where Harrison is wearing pants, though I can't promise you.  Hang on.......

Oh, here is one!  I haven't taken many pictures lately, but I did catch this beauty:  We put Colin down in Harrison's bed and tucked him in and Harrison thought it was SO Funny!  This was probably when he started thinking that Colin was ok after all.