Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Pee pee and other random mommy moments

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?


Steph B said...

Wow good luck. I kind of wish P was that eager. I want it done before the baby comes.
The kichen looks great. Can't wait to see it in person!

Nicole said...


I am an idiot and left you a fun comment earlier today.....on Sara's blog.

Chrysta will never let me live this down.

Oh yeah, and good luck with potty training -- my two year old thinks the cooshy potty seat is a toosh trampoline and clearly has no clue what else he is supposed to use it for.

And why DO they put the cool pictures on the backside? That makes absolutely no sense to me!

Alright, back to hanging my head in shame (too deflated to pump fist back at you).

Sara Kilgore said...

Sounds like he's going to make it easy on you! Owen is interested but can't figure out how to make it all work. He yells at his peanut, "Pee pee come out!"

Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

ok if u do miles, i will do nat cause iu am sick of changing aa big bum! we can help eachother k?? give me tips!

Pooh said...

Anna, I'm pretty sure you just checked another box on the official Ugly Mom's Club "you might be one if..." list. You can refer to the original UMC post, but I think it was the one where you told Miles to put on his diaper because you didn't have time to deal with the potty. I, on the other hand, am pretty sure it will be another five years before Cannon is interested.

Chi-townRawlins said...

I was thinking of Deb as I said it. I think I may have quoted her word for word, to be honest.