Monday, May 11, 2009

I never read about this in any parenting book


Seriously, do all those parenting books actually prepare you for what parenting has in store? I wonder that everyday. I guess, just throw the books out...and learn from experience. Just a heads up for parents-to-be and new parents....no child is a textbook child!!

This goes for sleeping patterns, cutting teeth, reaching milestones, potty training, and the list goes on. Did I mention potty training? that reminds me of a story...a story about Mr. Dakota and potty training. If you haven't been keeping up with all that is happening...Dakota is pretty much day potty trained. We rarely have accidents anymore...hopefully talking about this will not jinx our potty victories.

Friday morning, we headed off to the post office. I had finally used all the Christmas stamps and needed to get more stamps...especially since the price of stamps went up today!!! But go buy stamps...you are helping to pay my sister's salary. (shout out to you, Tammie!!)

Back to the story....
We get to the post office and there are no lines....Praise God!!! the kids are running around in the post office while I'm getting some stamps, then Dakota runs up to me and tells me, "I need to go pee pee, Mommy." So, I get the stamps, and we head out the door. (I was thinking that I would get him in the van, head down the road, and let him pee on the side of the road...it wasn't a residential area...so we could do that and keep up our "no potty accidents") I have Lily in hand, and Dakota runs to the van...as soon as he gets to the tire of our van--thank God, it was our van--Dakota drops his drawers and proceeds to pee on the tire. I put Lily in the van quickly, and try to get Kota's pants pulled back up...but then I realize no such luck...I'll just stand behind him like a human wall and hope no one is staring. When Dakota was finished, he pulled his pants up, jumped in the van and buckled up...just as if it were an everyday occurrence.
So, Dakota mooned everyone at the post office on Friday, but hey!!! he didn't have an accident!!!

Moral of the story: Look for the good in everything...and hope you don't have to look too hard.

2 comments:

"Grammy" Sue B said...

Joy...Love the story! And for once I'm glad you didn't have your camera with you to document the event! hahaha Also, it was too perfect that right next to your blog post was the PERFECT Dakota grin! LOVE IT!!!!
See you soon....Aunt Sue

Alyson said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments and support!! I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to stop by!! :0)

I have been following your blog as well and I think you have such an amazing and beautiful family!!!

How embarassing is this??...My car had to be serviced and since it was going to take all day they decided to give me a loaner car....When they took out the kid's car seats for me they found cheerios, candy wrappers, crayons, dirty tisues, sticky stuff that had crumbs on it (don't worry I have leather seats).....ewwww I felt so dirty at that moment.... :0)