February 8, 2019
Cillian is officially potty trained! I feel just as accomplished as he does. He has been so close for months. He had been wearing pull-ups and one morning he sat next to me on the couch and I could smell that he had peed in his pull-up. That’s when I finally just said, “I’m tired of you going in your pants. No more.” And I put him in underwear and told him to use his potty and he did. It was amazing. He has a little potty set up in the living room so he can just go whenever he needs to and he hasn’t gone in his pants since. It’s been four whole days at this point and no accidents. I’m so proud. Next we have to master the big potty so he can go wherever he is. We’ll work on that soon. I think he just knew that he could go in his pull-up and that I would change him so I think being in his underwear is what finally made that push, he didn’t have a choice but to use the potty now.
I’m sorry if this isn’t interesting to you but it’s just a huge milestone for us and it makes me feel good to know that that step is over for him. It’s one of the biggest/hardest things for a parent, especially when it’s your first child. With him starting preschool this fall and not being potty trained I was worried he wouldn’t make it but now that he has I feel a lot of relief. There’s a pun in there somewhere, I’m sure.
February 12, 2019
My husband took a couple of days off and it messed up our normal routine. The kids didn’t know how to act. It was nice to spend some time with him. We sold our fridge so that was nice. We have one in the house we’re renting so we didn’t need ours anymore. A little extra cash is always nice.
Who else is ready for warmer weather? I’m just ready to take my kids outside so they can play and get out some energy. Kids were made to run and climb and jump and those things just aren’t good for inside a house. It was nice a few days ago and I took my oldest to the park. I tried to keep him entertained because he was a little afraid of the slides and things so I ran around with him, I climbed on all the things, I went down the slides. I played on the swings and jumped off the stuff and I was so very sore the next day. When did I get old? Haha. I need to start working out.
February 15, 2019
I feel like a big thing that I’m told that I struggle with is asking for help. I used to never ask anyone for help because my parents were huge fans of “figure it out” parenting. They were too busy, apparently, to help us learn how to do stuff or help us get something done. If they did help us they always expected something from us in return. I never liked feeling indebted to someone so I stopped asking for help. I don’t mind helping people, I just don’t like feeling like I have to, it takes all the sincerity of it if they make me feel obligated. When I help people I do it because I want to and I don’t expect anything in return.
February 16, 2019
I finally got out today! What I mean is I finally went out child free today. I go out often with my children. (There’s only so much time you can all spend in the house with each other before you all go insane.) I don’t get to go out without them very often. Today they stayed home with daddy and I went with a friend to check out this little metaphysical store I’ve been wanting to check out for a while. I bought some crystals and a little bat carved out of stone. (Bats are my favorite animal f.y.i.) It was a really cool little shop, they had a lot of everything. I wanted to buy some fluorite wands but they were a bit on the pricey side. I am very much into the whole crystal healing vibe. I just think they’re pretty and they come from nature and if they really do have all the healing properties then that’s even better. I have a little collection started but I will definitely be expanding it once we finally find a home we plan to buy. It’ll be a couple years before that happens though.
We also went to eat at this very fancy Mexican restaurant called Abuelo’s. I just had some flour tortillas with some chips and queso and it was probably the best queso I’ve had in Oklahoma. I’m from Texas so Tex-Mex is where it’s at for me. You just can’t find it here in Oklahoma, obviously. The Mexican food here just isn’t as good but this place was delicious. It was really nice to hang out with a friend and do some fun stuff.
February 23, 2019
I’ve been spending the weekend in New Braunfels with my sister and grandparents. I brought Cillian along and he’s got to do all kinds of stuff. We drove up on Thursday, it was a super long drive. On Friday Cillian, Sara and I went shopping and I got to meet her new boyfriend. Today we spent some time with my other sister, Avery and her husband and daughter. We took them to Gruene for some lunch and we went to the Nature’s Treasures store here for some crystals. I love Gruene. It’s such a cute little tourist attraction. Tomorrow we drive back home and I’m so ready. I miss Marc and Felix so much. I can’t wait to squeeze them.
March 3, 2019
It’s crazy how long it has taken me to get things back in order after getting back from a weekend away. So much to do and so little time. Also, the weather has been crap here. All the ice and snow and wind. I’m ready for spring to break through already. I’m ready to get these boys outside in the sunshine. I’m ready to wear shorts and sandals again. I don’t mind cold weather but it’s not fun when you have kids who need to spend some time outside but can’t. We have been cooped up in this house for a week and we’re all starting to really annoy each other. Here’s hoping we survive the winter.