Remember my post about my potty training woes? And mine and Craig's disagreement on the issue? Well, Craig has taken over. The reward for using the potty has gone from a dum-dum lollipop to DISNEYLAND!!! This has set Seth on a wild rampage. He cannot stop thinking about the prospect of going to Disneyland. Craig called it a love hate relationship as he kicked and dismantled the poor little potty, then reassembled and sat on it only to jump up moments later only to announce that he just wants to go to Disneyland. As I write he is walking down the hall bent over holding the potty to his little bum. I've tried the "wait it out and let the kid decide when he's ready speech" to no avail. Alas, the woes continue and the saga goes on.
Hazel had her first tub bath today. She loved it. I ventured out of the house with Seth and Lucy to Target. In my absence Christmas arrived in the stores. I love it. I know it is so horribly commercialized, but the snowflakes hanging from the ceilings, the rows and rows of holiday candy, the games and toys stacked to the roof, the plastic trees up and lit for sale, and Christmas music...oh the Christmas music, I just can't get enough. It all puts me in such a happy mood. We just pulled into Trader Joe's after our jaunt at Target for breast pads and panty liners (to stop all my leaks) and post-its for Craig, when I got the call to come home and feed the baby. It was nice to get out, but I am enjoying, more than I usually would, staying home with Hazel while Craig and the kids are in and out about their day.
Seth and Lucy seem extra challenging lately and it has caused Craig and I to question our ability to expand larger than 3 chillins'. It was around 4:30pm, I was sitting quietly propped up on my pillows in bed, Hazel nursing gently in my arms. In the kitchen there was all sorts of yelling and banging and...well, it was mayhem, Craig was trying at once to get dinner on and put out the fires that seemed to be springing up between S and L. What...I thought to myself...am I going to do when he is not home? Please, if you have the answer to this question, do inform.
I'm proud to announce the arrival of Hazel's first "good mail". Thank you, sweet Jill. Jill makes fabulous mixes and included for Hazel's listening pleasure a lullaby mix, we love it. Plus a darling outfit which already fits our big girl! Thank you, thank you for these gifts.
Lucy and the boys are at church now and Hazel is on the tail end of a nap, which means not much napping for me, but plenty of quiet for us both.