|My potty training boot camp members circa 2005|
Some of the comments we heard all the time were, "Oh just wait! Until they are all potty training, have homework, are preteens, eat you out of house and home" and of course the list goes on. The idea being if we just wait something catastrophic was going to happen! Of course this made young mama me defensive not weary. I thought I will meet these things head on! I will potty train all three (at the time we had a five year old, a four year year old and three Annie, John-Luke and Mickey, who were all two years old for a few months and new baby Nate) in a week! I will get the videos, I will toss the diapers and we will prevail! And we did, it was actually a funny week with naked babies running everywhere, I was deliriously in denial with my non toxic vinegar spray and a baby in the sling. But we did it and I thought, whew this did not cave in the family, "what's next?"
|One my favorite "Just you wait!" comments "Just you wait until you have all those kids in boots, your house will be disaster" Can't say it was always perfect but vinegar spray really gets mud off tile and wood in a swipe.|
I will never be accused of attempting to be my kids best buddy, I just don't seem to be hardwired that way and neither is Sheff. But we have known all along we have to raise up this family with values and interests so we can enjoy their company for life!
|You can't travel with that many kids! You are crazy! |
Well, lets leave the crazy up for debate but traveling has been a family highlight for our gang.