Friday, September 12, 2008

Mother of the Year Award...AGAIN?

We have a vicious little cycle at our house. Grace takes a monster nap in the morning (like 2 hours long), so she's just waking up when I want to put Carson down. So after lunch I'll put him down, then Grace about a half hour later. Grace chatters away in her room while Carson's quiet, then as soon as she's quiet, he has to go potty or something...back and forth until about 3 when I give up. No one naps and we are all grouchy.

So today, I put them both down around 1. Grace wasn't tired, but I thought we'd try anyway. 10 minutes into my quiet time alone, Carson has to go potty. So I take him in the bathroom and then back to bed when his business is done. 5 minutes later, Grace is quiet. "Wow" I think, "that was easy". 5 minutes later, Carson has to go poop. GREAT! (We are still working on that one). So I take him in, he works it out, and we go to the kitchen for a smarshmallow for going poop in the toilet. Then it's back to bed...this naptime should go perfectly!! 10 minutes later "Mom, I have to pee." "Go to bed" I said...there is no way he has to pee again! "Can I go now?", "No", "How 'bout now?", "No, go to bed", "Now?", "Carson-GO TO BED" 5 minutes later he's crying because he peed his pants.

How bad do I feel? Not only did I force my newly potty trained son to pee his pants, but we also woke up Grace when we cleaned him up! Crappy naps today. Crappy feeling mom today. Maybe we'll all do better tomorrow! :)


Sweet Pea and James said...

This gave me a good laugh (though you probably weren't laughing at the time...Sorry)! You are too a great mom! If it makes you feel any better, yesterday I accidentally pinched Brynn's finger while putting the lid back on a glue stick (after she tried to put it on like chapstick!) and ended up drawing blood. The poor thing couldn't quite grasp how her mother could do that to her! We need a girls' night out, bigtime! =)

nora.lakehurst said...

Oh I am so sorry. I totally know how you feel. I just pop in a movie and then blankies for everyone. Potty time and food is done and we just relax on the floor and watch a movie. I will be in and o ut of sleep for a few times.
Ah the life of a mom. like I tell my friends. "Sleep is my long lost friend that I hope to find someday."

MattnBeck said...

I hereby dub you the mother of the decade. You are so brave to tell him to stay in bed. I'm sorry it turned out so bad :(

I have always been tempted to tell my kids no when they use the potty excuse. Nobody can blame you for trying.