Right now we are preparing to move in 3 weeks. In preparation we started packing things up (our walls are so bare right now) and we are also doing some big time cleaning. Oh my heck how is my house so bad?
One of my secret confessions is that every now and again we send our companies' cleaning crew to our house and they do a deep clean for a reasonable price (home builders have crews that clean the houses in various stages of construction until it goes to the home owner). Even with that and my efforts here and there I must admit I have some secret nastiness. The big thing like the kitchen and bathrooms are great but I'm noticing things like the base boards breeding dust bunnies and I fear the what might be behind that stove and fridge.
The worse is our fridge!!! How does it get so bad? I could swear I clean it once a month. There is always a bevy of dead or dying produce. How is there yogurt spilled everywhere when we buy the little yogurt single serving containers? The sad part is I couldn't even identify most of the stickiness.
So on to my other dirty secret: potty training. Because of Harm's sensory issues all of his specialists told me don't use things like the 3 Day Method. Don't push. Don't get frustrated. Well, I know broke the last rule but that is in the past. I've got great news, Harmon has gone one full week without a pee pee accident!!!! We use the Pull Ups b/c he still won't poop but pee I'm safe to say he has got it down. I guess for us our secret really was just waiting till he was ready. It has been so easy once he made the decision. Now for #2 but like #1 I'm letting him let me know when he is ready and I'm gonna keep up the encouragement in the meantime.
Now I find this whole pressure about potty training sort of funny. Changing a dirty diaper isn't a big deal. I guess after 3 kids in 18 months poop is just life. I don't even think about it anymore, it is like changing the kitty litter box, simply routine.
My last confession isn't dirty. Just sort of nice. Chris and I are like peanut butter and jelly on the weekends but this weekend he got caught up working so I was on my own with all 3 critters. In life I rarely am intimidated (just ask anyone who has worked with me) but being in a public place with three toddlers by myself, running around, intimidates me! Because of my my arthritis I have a lot of difficulty handling all 3 kid. So when it is just me (which isn't often between our nanny and Chris) I often stay home where the environment is controlled. The critters were restless though and so I dared to take them out on a walk by myself. It went great so later I took them to the park. It was really empowering! It had been a few months since I had tried something like this (and last time was a disaster). This weekend was great and so I might even try again sooner than later.