Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cats, Carnivals, and Conniptions

Mango is still alive...barely.  That cat has got the patience of Job.  Tatiana "plays" with that cat constantly and he has yet to bite or scratch her.  It's pretty funny to see Mango come running out of Tatiana's room, no doubt to save his own life, and then to see Tatiana come running out after him exclaiming, "I think Mango is scared of monsters!"  I'd have to agree.
We decided to give Mango the afternoon off by taking the kids to the carnival that came into town.  Normally I avoid it at all costs, I mean, paying as much for wrist bands as a ticket to DisneyLand would cost seems a little ridiculous but every once in a while I like to remind the kids I'm not THAT horrible.  As always, Aren was a great big brother and went on all the kiddie rides with Tatiana.  She really is lucky to have him.  We did let Aren have a little bit of a break and go on the big rides.  Check out this picture of what was supposed to be Aren, but the guy next to him stole the show I think...
Lest you think our weekends are all fun and games, this was also the time I decided that Tatiana needed to be potty trained.  She turned three in June and I figured it was time...again.  I say again because this is really the third time we've started this project.  You'd think I knew how to do this, being she is my third child, but Aren pretty much just decided one day to poop and pee on the toilet and Lily was so tiny and sick that we never really thought about it.  I'll just jump to the end and tell you she's not peeing on the potty.  After crying to my mother for twenty minutes and having her assure me that when Tatiana interviews for a job they will not ask how old she was when she finally learned to crap on the pot, I gave up once again because this girl is just bound and determined to not pee unless she's in charge.

Please don't tell me what you did to get your children trained because I've done it...sticker charts, pretty panties, treats of every kind, promises of ballet lessons, toys she's only allowed to play with on the potty...the list goes on.  And no I will not throw her into a cold shower if she pees her pants.  What is wrong with you people?  I still figured I'd mention my lack of amazingness to help other loser moms with loser children who won't pee on command and to show off this totally cute picture of my half naked daughter sitting on a toilet with a kick-ass unused sticker chart in the background.  I may not be able to get my daughter to deposit her waste in appropriate places, but I sure know how to get back at her with pictures that will piss her off in ten years. 

8 comments:

Laurie/CJ said...

Right there with you, sista. Mercy PTed at 4 years, and that was all the work of the Carmichael Special Ed preschool teachers. One day she came home in panties, and that was that. Porter... Porter scarred me deep enough that I'm not even trying anything with Jameson until I can drink myself happy with Coke again. Here's to un-potty trained kids and sane moms who know better than to even try!

Brieann Dillingham said...

Jarrett didn't learn till he was 4 and he turned out ok. I wish I had thought of that cute poster idea! Maybe I can make one for Carter when he's ready.

Higleys said...

Mango looks so happy all stretched out. Fun carnival day. PT, good luck, it happens when it happens, I don't even try if they don't.

Denise said...

We are potty training now, too. It sucks. I just cut the underwear off the boy and threw them away when he pooped in them yesterday. Blah.

I LOVE the picture of the two kids at the carnival, so adorable!

Cindy said...

I'm still not sure all of my children are potty trained (the youngest is 29 years old) but they have all been through job interviews and did fine.

nelsonturf said...

Good luck honey! Sounds like a smart, sassy, princess you got there. Some kids just know what they want, and when they want it.
She's so smart maybe reverse psychology? "Sorry, you don't GET to go on the potty...that's just for grown ups."
CRAP! I have an advice disease.

*~Petra~* said...

Ha ha... that is one to pull out for the future fiance for sure! :)

Karen said...

Just wait it out...I'm pretty sure potty training is something most parents just pretend to have control over anyway...it is the perfect power struggle to have with mom, just like eating. One day she will just decide it is time for her.