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Big News, BIG Thrill
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It's official.

75% of my children are potty trained. Are you hearing that old Meatloaf song?

"3 out of 4 ain't bad..."

A sincere thank you to Caden-3yr for recent focus, attention to detail, follow- through, hard work, determination, and his strong desire to achieve this very important milestone. Congratulations! Who's a big kid now?!

(i have not forgotten about the post i mentioned that should be here instead. i just haven't written it yet, because i've been so busy doing all those glorious things - like laundry - that you get to do when you've changed your last 'poo pull-up.' yea!!!!)

updated:

so it's an hour later and i'm trying to drift off to sleep. Meatloaf is singing to me, and you know what? he is refusing to sing the '3 out of 4' line.  nope. instead it's '2 out of 3'. Which is FINE, of course, and has been for decades i think, but it in no way reflects the mathematical equation of the toileting practices of my family members described above. And so at the very least, it cannot lull me off to sleep since as soon as i realized my mistake (or Meatloaf's, your choice) of course i had to wake completely up and revise this post.

pfft.   

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Karla Said:

Good job Caden, and great job Holy Mama! Good luck with the laundry. My best purchase for potty training through the night was a waterproof pad that you place on top of the fitted sheet. It holds 6 cups...that's a lot of Kool-aid...and if the kids tinkle in their sleep, the only thing that needs changed is the pad, not the sheets. I bought 2 just for that reason. I found them at Leaps and Bounds.com Meatloaf...I think I'm hungry. ROFLOL

on Aug 10, 2007 12:16:51 AM
J-mom Said:

Yea, Caden! I knew as soon as I read this that the math wasn't quite right but the celebration of success was definitely justified. Kelsey, I remember when you explained the Meatloaf song to me and how insensitive it was to the girlfriend. This post makes me glad the song really was only 2 out of 3 instead of 3 out of 4 reasons to be a complete jerk. Congratulations to Caden from Grand-marnier!!!

on Aug 10, 2007 4:38:30 AM
Jeana Said:

Here here. (Raising my sippy cup)

on Aug 10, 2007 6:23:13 AM
amy Said:

What awesome news!

on Aug 10, 2007 7:43:00 AM

Yay, Caden! Yay, you! That's fantastic news.

I hadn't thought about that Meatloaf song in AGES. If you hadn't corrected yourself, I'd never have known the difference.

on Aug 10, 2007 8:58:49 AM

There ain't no way I'm ever gonna...

Thanks SO MUCH for putting that song in my head, ad nauseum ;)

on Aug 10, 2007 12:46:43 PM
Shalee Said:

No matter how it adds up, it means a lot money spent on diapers and a lot less energy spent from you. Oh wait... Caden is a boy? Forget it, you'll still be cleaning up after him for years to come.

But a milestone is a milestone! I say celebrate by taking all of yourselves out to dinner. Why not make it a mess-free kitchen night too...

on Aug 10, 2007 1:03:51 PM
Heather Said:

Yay Caden!! I remember the day that my youngest, Emma potty traiend, the angels literally sang!


on Aug 10, 2007 4:25:02 PM
Valeire Said:

Wonderful! My little boy is almost 2, and starting to show an intrest.....I'm worried from all the horror stories out there about trying to train little boys! Glad to hear your success!

Valerie

on Aug 12, 2007 1:07:53 PM