So hudson wants to pee standing up now, as if we didn't already have enough issues with this whole potty training thing, now we have to have a whole discussion about how to position our body once were in the bathroom. And now this need to stand up too pee just brings in a whole other topic i just am not quiet ready for... the aiming. i literally am coaching my two year old on how to aim his pee into his little lime green potty (which by the way was $5 at ikea and hands down my favorite one out of the 3 we have). going to the potty has now become a bit more interesting, a bit more comical and a bit more educational than i ever intended it to be.
after he lets me know he needs to go pee pee, I always say "well do you want mommy to help you or do you want to go by yourself?" He usually says he wants to go by himself but then once he gets in there he yells for me to come and informs me that he is going to "stand like daddy." he then pulls his pants down (all the way to his ankles of course), positions himself in front of his potty, scoots his toes to where they are slightly touching the potty, bends his knees and then turns to me and say "i go potty mum mum" (i'm not quiet sure when i became a teething biscuit but him calling me "mum mum" might be the cutest thing ever). And then the child pees...right in the potty, but after a few days of doing this he now has learned that he has "control" of the aim...
and so here i go continuing on my journey of what life is like raising boys.
in other news i am beyond clueless on how to hang a gallery wall without either putting 17 extra non needed holes in the wall or losing my mind. ugh, why does hanging pictures have to be so difficult?! there has to be some kind of invention that i dont know about?! I just hope that it doesnt come known to me once the project is done, kind of like frog tape and a paint edger did. seriously, two rules when painting your entire house yourself...frog tape & a paint edger are a must. Needless to say, i gave up on the picture hanging so theres a half done wall that has two 11 x 14 frames on it, that are empty and have random holes around them,but whatever, im praying for an invention or maybe an "intervention" by my super handy man (cough, cough) hubs. But for now, we moved on to bigger & better things, like re-staining our stair case rail, from oak to a dark walnut. and oh man have we been dying to get rid of the oak rail since we moved in, but kept putting it off because we just weren't sure how to do it until one magical day at the kennesaw public library.
Last week the boys and I went to the library for story time, we were late bc i let hampton take his much needed morning nap, so turned out we missed the whole thing and there wasn't a kid in sight. I left the boys to play in the kid section while i gathered some books for them to check out. A few minutes later a mom with two kids pretty close to my boys ages came to the children's area as well. We started talking and pretty much couldn't stop talking. Our boys got in trouble by the librarian for running and our two little ones were crawling in every which direction. She then invited us to chick fila once we realized it was getting way past lunch & nap times. I accepter her offer and off to a play lunch date we went! Turns out, my new friend Kelly, is a blogger... like a big time blogger. like has business cards blogger. i was so intrigued, i felt like i was having lunch with a famous person. i love blogging, i love writing, and i always have, but it was the lack of caring about punctation, spelling and grammar that always kept me away from it ("obviously" says every reader who has read my blog). But yah, so now I follow her DIY blog and the other day she posted on how to stain your stair case, isnt that such a God thing?! One of the very first projects we were wanting to do but didn't know how and then i meet a random mom at the library who is the only other mom there and turns out she is a DIY blogger and 2 days after i meet her she post a blog on how to stain your stair case?! cool huh?
So we started our new project today thanks to kelly at www.viewalongtheway.com. And I'm so excited about the end results. I now have two famous blogging friends.
oh and hudson pee'd in the middle of chick fila, first time we didn't get a "my pleasure" after saying thank you. eh.