Last week I missed the promised Friday Funnies post so today I'll be sharing a story that happened at the park last week.
Abigail (2 1/2 years old) began potty training last Monday. I was not ready for this course of events, but she has been begging to go potty and to wear big girl underwear for about a month so I decided at the last minute (Sunday afternoon) that I should just jump on the bandwagon and see what happens.
She has been doing a fantastic job and is so set on wearing underwear that she won't take a diaper even overnight. This has actually worked well because we made the switch and apparently we're not looking back. (I'm glad that Abby is more driven and committed than I am in this area!)
Anyway...we went to the neighborhood park last Thursday afternoon. It was a beautiful day, the kids worked hard to finish their schoolwork early, and I wanted some time to be able to talk with my mom over the phone. About an hour into our visit the older two children called out to me, "Look at Abby! Mommy, look at Abby!"
My attention was immediately fixed on a little girl, crouched down under a leaf-less tree, her bare bottom in the breeze. I couldn't help but laugh out loud while Abby frantically said, "I have to go potty, Mommy!"
Praise the Lord we have a portable potty in our van. I know...it sounds totally ghetto, but it has saved us on many occasions, including this one. And if ever you find yourself with an army of littles and only one person over 4 feet tall then you, too, would be thankful for a toilet stashed under the drivers' seat of your car! :)
P.S. You may also want to keep some water (that is NOT used for drinking) in order to "flush" your ghetto car toilet. Yes, moms think of these things...really, we do.