Thursday, July 20, 2006

Rain, Rain, Stay and Stay

You know how you wake up to a mild thunderstorm and you just want to turn over and sleep and sleep?

IT WORKS ON TODDLERS!

After waking at dawn and hanging around noisily with Daddy for an hour or so, while I tried to go back to sleep, Nutmeg said she was scared of the thunder and wanted to get into bed with me. I sighed and said, "Fine," because her getting in bed with me usually means I get kicked and crowded and pestered. But she got in, went right back to sleep, and I got to sleep until 8:45. MMMMM. It was the first time in my stay-at-home mom tenure that Epu was actually gone off to work when I woke up. The storm was still rumbling, the house was full of yummy non-nutritive baked goods left over from my in-laws' visit yesterday, and I read my paper and drank my morning tea in peace. Even took an uninterrupted shower before she woke up at quarter to TEN. To make a lovely morning even better, the landlord stopped by and said they are headed off to Wisconsin for the weekend.

Of course, now it's 2 p.m. and I have no idea if I'll be able to get the Nut down for a nap or not. But it was worth it. And she missed her nap yesterday when her grandparents were here (imagine that) so she did need the extra sleep.

In other news, Nutmeg is making progress in potty training. We've been hanging around the house most of the week, first due to unbearable heat (you know it's bad when *I* won't go out there and when I actually run the air conditioner when Epu's not home), now to the rain. I've been letting her go bare-butt, and she has not had one single accident when she's not wearing diapers. As soon as we put a diaper on her, she goes back to using that instead of the potty. I've promised to buy her some big-girl underwear. It'll be interesting to see how that goes.

6 comments:

Bert said...

Hooray for the Nut wearing big girl underwear! Make sure you get fun cartoons! I have to have kids just so I can buy fun cartoon underwear again. Something about being 32 and wearing Hello Kitty panties just doesn't do it for me. (I think I just inspired a blog entry for myself!)

tessence said...

Oh, I dunno, ever since they came out with the Hello Kitty Homme line for men in Japan, I figure it's open season. And have you seen the Hello Kitty toaster that burns her face into your breakfast? It's so ca-yute.

Notta Wallflower said...

Hmm, I can't remember how I potty trained K, but it took fooorrreeevverr. I thought it was because he was a boy. He was also stubborn, and the normal things you'd do to help a kid didn't work with him. It didn't help that he had a public toilet phobia (how does one get out of the house?). :-/

Good job for Nut! I think you'll find that training her during the day is easier. Training her to not "go" at night is a bit more of a challenge.

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Krystal said...

I really like reading your blog! I'm glad you kinda like Chicago! I live in the suburbs!