Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I'm trying new looks for my blog. Why? Because it really irritates when there is a lot of empty space on the page. So I had to stretch it and there aren't a lot of stretch templates on blogger. I could try to edit the html and adjust the box sizes but I don't think I'm ready for that.

I'm in a bit of a mood now because H has peed in his car seat yet again after he fell asleep in the car. When will he become fully potty-trained? He just can't physically hold it when he's sleeping. I read a book in college of this writer's memory of the year when she woke up. Became aware of herself as a person, existing. When will this happen for H? I'm waiting to speak to him coherently. Will this day ever come? It makes me feel like a horrible mom because I feel like I'm doing something wrong or not doing something right that he needs to develop. Being here just isn't enough.

I told H's friend that we had a crawl space in our house because that's where we're going to hide when the aliens come. He then said he didn't have a space like that in his house and I told him he did and he should ask him mom where it is when he goes home. What a fun conversation. It makes me feel sad that I'm not talking to H like this. I know you're not supposed to compare kids, but that's what you say to other kids' moms when they are saying how their kid isn't up to speed. Ugh. I'm waiting...

1 comment:

amy said...

Hi Eunice,

I thought my son L. (born 11/05) was going to be the last kid on earth to be potty-trained! Seriously, we were going bonkers because he is very verbal and he clearly knew when he needed to go potty. We tried the Elmo potty video, the mandatory once an hour potty attempt, bribes, etc. NOTHING worked... until he turned 3 yrs, 3 months. Something happened then and he was trying to go just like the other boys at preschool, staying dry longer, etc. Of course he would still not tell us when he needed to go, but if the teachers made him, he'd do it. And we were potty trained within a matter of weeks (less than 1 month). Seriously, the hubs and I are still amazed.

I really believe every kid has their timing and I totally get how frustrated you are. Hang in there and I'm sending good potty-vibes your way!