We completed two days of the dreaded potty-training and why you ask am I doing it when Gia is sick? Because it the only time we are home in any sort of consecutive days. I’m not going to say whether it is going well or not because well…I have pretty much just put underwear on her and said, “No more diapers. Don’t pee in your pants.” I know…stellar parenting going on here. What’s even funnier is that she said, “Okay.” So, the best part of potty-training (and yes, this is me being positive in a situation that I really am not enjoying) is that I get to hear things and say things that I never thought I ever would. Humor me while I jot these down so I never forget them:
Gia was afraid to sit on the toilet because she didn’t want to “fall in the big hole” which is not that uncommon.
She is a camel and will not come to me to pee so I had to set the timer. After two times of it going off and nothing happening, when it went off the third time, she muttered and I swear it was a mutter: “I hate that thing.”
While sitting on the potty and nothing happening, she said, “I know why the pee pee won’t come out. It will be lonely because it won’t have anyone to play with.” Seeing an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, I replied, “Well, the poo poo can come out and then the pee pee will have someone to play with (NEVER thought that would be something I’d say).” She looked at me with total disgust and said, “Mommy, that is gross.” Because apparently, I was the gross one.
She had a very small accident and said, “Sorry, Mommy. I peed a widdle bit.” We ran to the potty with me saying, “Tell the pee pee to stay in until you get to the potty.” While sitting there with nothing happening, she yelled, “I am so mad at you, Pee Pee! Why do you come out in my pants and not in the potty?!”
Yesterday was even more successful. She made it all day, even with a trip to the doctor’s office without having an accident. Then she had a major one after dinner and while she was in the bath and I asked her why she didn’t go in the potty, she said, “Because my poo poo doesn’t know what it is doing.” Neither does her mother so I guess it’s an equal playing ground.
TV Talk (warning, spoilers):
I am having a really hard time getting into American Idol with the two women judges. I’m hoping it changes after the auditions when it can be more about the singers and less about the personalities.
I realized after watching how horrible Abby is being this season that I watch Dance Moms for the girls. I’m invested in them. I care about them. Let them do what they do best and that’s dance. I want to see more of them interacting outside of dance. I think the moms are over the top this season because Abby is over the top. I think some of what she says in the name of “teaching” is horrible. I still root for her when she goes up against Candy Apples and the most horrible Cathy but other than that, she has become really hard to watch. I want to see the moms get back to how they were the first season. They were intense but weren’t reduced to yelling “Fatty” at Abby. No one, or at least not me, wants to see grown women reduced to first grade playground behavior.
Project Runway: I don’t like that they have to work in teams this season. I think they are making it so it is more about the drama and less about the fashion and I watched for the fashion.
Chicago Fire: I was one of the viewers yelling at the TV when Kelly told Matt that he was moving to Madrid with that woman he was having a whirlwind romance with. I love the show but the main reason I watch is for Kelly Severide (I’m pretty good at ignoring the fact that he is Lady Gaga’s boyfriend). I love the twist with the new doctor so we can see Kelly back to fighting fires. I have no idea if it is realistic or not but hey, if you haven’t noticed, I don’t really watch TV for the realism. Once again, TV has a character that is so flawed that even so, you find yourself rooting for him (*ahem* Tim Riggins). I wish that Shay wasn’t a lesbian because I think she and Kelly have great chemistry. Am I the only one that’s having a hard time with her eyebrows? Whenever she is on-screen, I want to listen to what she is saying but those drawn on eyebrows are so distracting. The love triangle with Peter, Matt and Gabriella is interesting and hard to watch. Interesting because I LOVE a good love triangle and hard to watch because I feel bad for Peter. I’m not sure the feelings Gabriella has for him are as strong as the ones that she has for Matt.
Parenthood: The season finale. It pains me when this show ends for the season because I care so much about these fictional characters. Kristina and the test. I have sat in doctors’ offices so many times (for various different reasons) waiting for them to tell me news that would change my life one way or another. Holding my breath, wanting to throw up because I knew that what they were going to tell me was going to be life-changing one way or another. The difference between okay and not. Yes, I know that even if it was bad news, God would get me through it but that’s not what I am talking about here. I’m talking about waiting in a room…the minutes dragging on until the doctor comes out and says, “The tests were negative. All is well.” Again, I don’t care if it is wrapped up in a neat, little bow. I was a happy viewer. The scene with Drew and his ex-girlfriend was so touching. Saying goodbye to someone who was a significant part of your life is never easy. What Drew and Amy went through was a great springboard for a difficult discussion with Nico. One that had to be discussed now that he is getting older and since he loves that show, it was an opportunity for a teachable moment. Can we just jump back a few episodes and talk about how hilarious Max was through the whole showering/puberty thing? The conversation with his grandparents had me laughing out loud. Amber and Ryan and Crosby and Jasmine…all sweet moments. Victor’s adoption ceremony had me bawling. That is totally something my family would do. We show up at every single event for every single person unless we are told not to and even then, we hang out in waiting rooms. I just love that Victor told Sydney he wanted her there. I find Sydney to be the hardest character to like and Victor was heading that way so seeing this moment between them restored the hope that I will like these two because I really like Joel and am coming around to liking Julia (Victor calling the police after she disciplined him sort of endeared me to her because my kids constantly threaten me that they are going to call on me when I tell them they can’t have friends over).
I just realized that I really don’t watch much TV anymore and I definitely don’t watch in real-time. Only at 11:00 when I finally crawl into bed. I really, really love escaping into TV Land.
Still have two sick kids and going on day 5 with Gia and day 3 with Tommy. It has been the longest week EVER! Apparently I am the only person that doesn’t know that Superbowl weekend is some sort of holiday for men. It includes varsity basketball games, poker tournaments and the actual Superbowl. And you have to go to every single one or you get your man card revoked. Who knew?
Your turn: Funny potty-training story? Weigh in on the TV you are watching or what are your big plans for the Superbowl?