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Sunday, June 28, 2009

It was Poop!

So potty training Dylan was probably the hardest thing I have done thus far! He is really strong headed and the more I pushed the more he resisted. So no matter where, when or how he goes potty, as long as its not in his pants, I'm thrilled.

Being a boy, his favorite place to go is outside. And for a special trick, he enjoys peeing through the rungs of our deck. So it didn't surprise me when he yelled from outside:

"Mom, I went potty."

"Good job, buddy."

"Under the deck."


"It was poop."

To which no words came to mind. I simply grabbed a doggy poop bag and headed outside!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Whose afraid of the big black bat?

My husband is! Last night as I was lying in bed, I heard the too close for comfort sound of wings flapping. And in the glow of the television I could see a bat zooming around my room. I, of course, woke my husband thinking he would take care of it, but instead he took cover under the sheets. I immediately followed suit. He was seriously concerned that the bat was going to stick to his head. Apparently, the only bat encounter he is familiar with is from the scene in Goonies!

Anyway, we began to plot the bat's demise from inside our tent of covers while watching it fly rampant around the room in the mirror. Neither one of us was anxious to come out of hiding to be the hero. And where was our dog anyway, shouldn't she, the ever so protective golden retriever, be concerned about this uninvited visitor in her house. I guess not because she didn't awake from her spot on the cool kitchen floor until morning.

Once the bat headed into the kids room, we both jumped up with newly found courage. Plus, it was getting a little hard to breathe under the covers. My husband, armed with a bath towel, went into the kids room swinging! All I could see from the doorway were flashes of wings followed by flashes of sage green terry cloth. Finally, the commotion stopped, but where was the bat? It wasn't hanging from the ceiling in usual bat fashion, so I wasn't taking any chances. I grabbed the kids and headed back to the safety of my own bedroom. We opened the window in the kids room and closed the door, hoping the little black menace would find it's own way out! Needless to say, I didn't sleep a wink and am not convinced that it's gone! How it got in, we are still not sure but tonight my husband is taking a tennis racket to bed!!!


The Stroller Posse is the name of my best seller book that I have yet to write. I've been wanting to write it ever since my son (Dylan) was born and that was 4 years ago. And now that I also have a daughter (Camryn) that is almost 1 1/2, as you can guess I can come up with a million excuses why I never have time to write. But the material for my book keeps getting better on a daily basis from just life experiences with my kids and hearing stories from other moms. Although we all come from different walks of life, with different parenting styles, we all have one thing in common: KIDS! We pretty much all have the same badges of honor and battle wounds that come from the trenches of parenting. So my intentions for this blog is to share my parenting adventures and hope to find the camaraderie in other moms, because, let's face it, we are not alone!