I feel like I need to preface this by saying today hasn't been such a "take me away" day, but just thought I would still share what has been going on around here lately. As I am typing this Nicholas is standing over me since he doesn't want to nap and doesn't get the concept of "quiet time". Fun times. In anycase....as most of you know we have been trying to potty train Nicholas. This has not gone well at all. After two weeks of trying, trying anything and everything, I was unsuccessful and as each day passed I could feel my level of frustration rising my the minute. I was getting more agitated and felt like yelling at him all the time knowing that he can control when to pee and just refuses to sit on the toilet to go. So, after much deliberation we decided to hold off on the potty training for now. My mom will be visiting a couple of weeks, so maybe she will have better luck if we decide to try again then.
On top of the whole potty training fiasco, Nicholas has also decided to test his limits to the max. He is not listening to anything I say, purposely being defiant and won't share with Joshua, just to name a few things. Terrible three's anyone???? He is generally on his best behavior when with other people or we are out and about, but he certainly turns on the heat when we are at home. It has become a daily occurance, more than once, to have him in time out or receive a 'pop'. This doesn't seem to phase him. It is just craziness. Where has my sweet little boy gone???? Oh wait, I know, he is still there, like the times he does give Joshua a toy, or share his snack with him, or comes up to me to give me a big hug, or says something that just makes me laugh. He definitely has those moments still, but somehow I keep focusing on the bad things that have been going on. I have been praying a lot to keep my focus on the good and not get so frustrated, but it is hard, very hard. Today has been good though. No major fights or defiance which is sooooo great. I really don't like raising my voice and I seem to be doing that a lot these days. It is no fun.
So, there you have it. My last couple weeks in a nutshell. There have been other things going on too, like visiting with friends, going to the park, playing outside in the sprinklers, etc, etc. Oh and we had haircuts on Saturday. I will post pictures of that later. For now I just wanted to vent and let it all out, at least a little bit. Thanks for indulging me. Gotta go keep Nicholas busy so he doesn't wake Joshua up. We are trying to move him to one nap a day. That's fun too.