Accidents and Laundry

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The problem with writing a reactionary blog is that you tend to only write about things that stick in your mind and not the day-to-day tedium.

Last week I found a couple of journals from when I was younger. One was from when I was 11 and one was from my senior year of high school.

My journals were written much the same way as this website – only the high or really low points were chronicled. And that’s fine when you’re living what you’re writing but when you come back to it a few years later, it’s that tedium and those minor details that are important. They’re kinda like a crumb coat on a cake; those petty details hold everything together and smooth it all out.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written about Cara and potty training and one of the main reasons is because things have been going so well.

One day she just decided that she was no longer going to wear diapers and that was that. We quit buying Pull Ups and even ventured to Target without a diaper or Pull Up and Cara had no “accidents”. When she managed to travel from Alabama to Arkansas and back again without wearing a Pull Up, I figured the toilet training had stuck and we were good to go.

The diaper wearing stage was definitely not one that I was going to miss.

So, all of those days and nights of no accidents and dry pants and all of that were the crumb coat. No reason to write about it if it’s working and I wouldn’t want to jinx things anyway.

But now I am writing about it so you know things aren’t working any longer and maybe if I write about it now then this will jinx what’s going on and we’ll go back to how things were…does jinxing work like that? Hell, it’s worth a try.

All I know is that this is the second morning in a row that I’ve given Cara a bath before 8am and the second morning in a row I’ve washed Cara’s bedclothes and this is getting old. Not to mention the fact that you can see on Cara’s face how disappointed she is in herself.

Tonight, nothing to drink before bed and before I go to bed, I’m putting the kid on the pot. She’s going to be so pissed [Heh. No pun intended.] but maybe I won’t be washing sheets tomorrow morning.

I really hate doing laundry.



  1. Our son was potty trained when he was really little — like, by 18 months old and we always had to wake him up before we went to bed, too.

    It’s just a stage. Yeah — fun to hear that, one, right? Maybe she’s stressed about something?
    .-= Jessica NunemakerĀ“s last blog ..Plain and Simple: Old Order Amish in Nappanee, Indiana =-.

    • Damn these “stages”.

      Maybe I’ll just cath. her right before bed every night and then all of this will be moot. šŸ˜‰

      And before anyone sends me hate mail, I’m completely joking.

  2. Now THAT is a plan! Ha ha! *eyes the baby* šŸ˜‰
    .-= Jessica NunemakerĀ“s last blog ..Plain and Simple: Old Order Amish in Nappanee, Indiana =-.

  3. Congrats on the potty training success! I agree…just a stage. You’re doing the right thing by not resorting to pull-ups again. She’ll come around soon.
    .-= LZĀ“s last blog ..I love ugly ornaments =-.

    • Pull Ups are freakin’ expensive! Plus, if we have them in the house then Cara throws a huge fit about wanting to wear them and she refuses to wear her panties.

      Just say NO to Pull Ups! Nancy Regan would be proud confused.

  4. I don’t miss those potty training days. Glad to look back at them.
    .-= JackĀ“s last blog ..How Do You Become a Father =-.

  5. Cade is regressing as well. He had 2 accidents last week. Maybe they’re on to something with this “stage” thing…

    • She’s doing better now that Tucker has been taking her to the bathroom around midnight.

      Heck, this morning she slept until almost 9am [she must be possessed or something] and she was dry when I took her to the bathroom.

      I just keep telling myself that by the time she’s ready for college, she will be toilet trained.


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  2. @Tastelikecrazy Commented on: http://bit.ly/5dg7Xy That bites. (Can I bring that phrase back to life? But it does.) šŸ˜‰

  3. Amy Tucker says:

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