I had to laugh when Kendall popped into the sunroom wearing this mask today. We have been trying, no begging Kendall to poo in the potty for about 3 weeks now. She seems to do pretty well with the whole tinkle thing. We have accidents but overall getting pretty good. BUT the poo department is a whole different thing. She gets super embarrased and after one incident months ago when she actually poo'd in the potty that was it. She absoultely would not go on the potty. Instead she would escape somewhere and then surprise us in a really bad way...... I have to admit teaching school to the boys and potty training her has been tough. It is really hard for me to watch her every minute and she seems to know it. Little Stinker!
BUT, after a partial miss today she got very excited and actually did the stinky deed on the potty tonight!!! Yea, happy dancing mommy here, tired of spraying out princess panties in the yard with the water hose. :( A joyful site for sure for those passing by in cars. Her reward is M&Ms and she has been bargaining for more than one M&M. She gets 1 for tinkle and 3 for poo. She has been bargaining 4.... don't tell her but by this week I would have given her the bag if she would just GO poo on the potty! After we did have success tonight I said "Yay!!! You get M&Ms how many do you get Kendall, Do you get 4"? She looked at me, shook her head and said "No, I want 2". So 2 she got as she clapped and smiled..... gotta love kids.... especially when they poo in the potty!
Well, we are in the home stretch of the Gwendolyn Strong fundraiser, have you placed your order yet? You can pop over to Gwendolyn's site and see pictures of all the kids wearing their hats, clippies, and headbands to support GSF. Remember these things..........
1 in 40 people are carriers of SMA
SMA is the biggest genetic killer of our children usually before the age of 2
The National Institute of Health says SMA is closest disease to being cured or treated. It goes on to say that SMA a cure for SMA will be a gateway to curing many other diseases
SMA can call on any of our families at any time, wouldn't you want a cure first?
Your shopping with Beb-e-ssentials will give money directly to GSF. You can also donate directly.............
Mother's Day is Sunday, think of all the Mom's that dream of having their child give them a hug, sit up, walk, jump play and not be sentenced to death. Give in the name of a family that just wants their child to live........
Let's kick SMA in the proverbial bottom..............
I am asking for a sweet "blog" family friend. This is such a God-Loving family, living with the beast of infertility. After numerous miscarriages, adoptions and adoption attempts have left them heart broken at times and truly blessed at others. They have never been a "why me" family. Never complained that things were too hard.
Last week we all got a peek.... a glimpse of the biggest miracle. One that they had prayed for. This week they have been shaken to their core. At her u/s there are markers for a birth anomaly. This could be a wide spectrum of things from life changing to life taking. Please pray God's protection and peace for them. Allow them to see the path and journey and rejoice in it. Give them the blessing they have longed for. I have no doubt that they will handle all this with more grace than I seem to be.... But, could you just say a few prayers, God knows who they are. He is standing beside them now as they anxiously wait for test results.
I am a Mom to 6 great kids, 5 here and 1 in heaven, wife to a wonderful husband who I think really "gets" me most of the time. A Mom on a mission to teach my children... and often myself how to live Christ filled lives. Moving through the challenges and trying to understand the "whys".
Striving daily to live a life that reflects God's love and grace.