My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lessons learned

There is way too much poo-poo in my life right now.  And I mean that in the most literal sense of the word.  This potty training business is not going as quickly as I would like.


This is where I have been spending much of my time.  I have learned, or re-learned, a couple of things:

1. Bouncy balls and match box cars are not good things to play with while sitting on the pot.  Somehow they always fall in.

2. One should never position herself directly in front of a little boy who is new to the technique of “pointing it down.”

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