Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho...

The kids are watching Snow White, so I have just a few minutes to rest. I have countless entries sitting in a queue. They tend to drone on and on about trivial stuff. It's not very entertaining. The good news is that is much appreciated. For now I will have to make up entertaining stuff and that is Ok by me.

Lily had her hearing appointment. Her hearing has not gotten worse. Yea! She also had a flu shot and blood drawn, and the flu shot was way more traumatizing than anything. She is round and bubbly and I am just enjoying having Lily back. There are major ups and downs and some residual goop from the past year's exploits- but all in all I think we are fairing pretty well.

Our first roadblock to tackle (and in Lily's case, retackle)was night-time potty training. I am furiously knocking on wood as I announce we are done potty training. That is to say, I have been trained to not give them fluids after a certain time, ensure they void all liquids before bed, and not worry about losing sleep over bedding changes. I do believe that kids potty train when they are ready. I believe that most kids will be 3 before they are ready. More often than not the training that occurs before hand is that a parent is trained to read the cues and usher the child into the loo. Either way, when both parties agree on readiness, training is complete. In our case, we ran out of bread, milk, and pull-ups. Night time potty training took a seat on the backburner a year ago. I asked the girls if they were ready to be big girls and sleep in their under wear. They agreed. That was a week ago and every morning they have woken up dry. I'm sure we will have our moments- but all will pale compared to trying to keep Lily dry and hourly bedding changes through chemo. And That is my excitement for this week! Yea!

1 comment:

  1. Wow!!! It's been a year this coming weekend since your life has been near normal. How wonderful to be able to celebrate NORMAL little girl things. Yeah Mama Mallory. You did it !! You did it !!!!!
    Yeah Lily and Bella too!!
    Mom (Grandma)


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