In the midst of the craziness with the house my children didn't give us any breaks. Sophie learned to crawl, Cameron's pre-school was delayed a week because the building was being used as an evacuation center for the Gustav victims, Miles was all about the pee pee.
Over the last few weeks Miles has been potty-training himself. He would randomly take off his diaper and head for the potty. Every night before tubbie/shower he would sit on the potty and pee and then get in the shower. If Cameron was running around in his underwear - as he is wont to do at times - Miles likes to stand behind him and stare at the various superhero's starring on his backside. The kid is just a little obsessed. I know he's been ready to potty train and I've been avoiding it like the plague! It's so much work!
Sometime during this last week Miles decided to start parading around in Cameron's drawers. Usually with both legs stuck through one opening. So I gave up and allowed it here and there, but let him wear the underwear I had bought him. He insists on wearing it backwards (because that's where the cool pictures are, of course!). Eventually he would have an accident and I would decide we were done with underwear time for the day and he'd go back in his diaper. He would object but not too loudly and we'd move on.
Until this morning, that is. This morning Miles threw down the potty training gauntlet. It was a lovely scene, as most Sunday mornings are. Chase was gone for meetings and I was trying to keep the kids from killing each other (and me from killing them). Miles took a shower and when it was time to put on the diaper he took a stand. He didn't want anything to do with the diaper! He wailed, he gnashed teeth. He screamed so loudly I was sure the neighbors were, at that moment, dialing 911. I told him we just didn't have time for underwear at the moment. We're going to church and I can't deal with accidents in the pew at church. I won the argument for the moment; Miles wore his diaper to church. But Miles is winning the war. Guess who is getting potty-trained this week?