J asked me the other night what my perfect day would be like. I described two, one for a warm summer's day, and one for our current rainy, cloudy winter. Neither included playing with my daughters very much. What a bad mommy.
But yesterday was a perfect Saturday, and I was with the girls for most of the time. J is great about working with me to get in exercise time, so I went on a 7 or 8 mile run in the morning. He then headed to campus for some studying, and then came home to play in the afternoon. It was a beautiful, rare, sunny day, so we headed to the nearby duck ponds for a little walk. And sometime mid-afternoon, miracle of miracles, Kj pooped on the potty!!!! Wahoo! J whisked her away to Wal-Mart to purchased the promised headphones (Kj prefers non-traditional toys), and we lathered on the compliments and praise. I finished my cleaning in the morning so I could take it easy the rest of the day, and it was wonderful. M took two naps, I got my Primary lesson done, had play time with the family, and really enjoyed myself. I still wouldn't mind a day off from the girls though. :)
Now for a tangent: I despise potty training, but Kj's getting the hang of it. I told her last week I was done changing her diapers. I am so done changing her diapers. I informed her that if she wants to go to preschool and other outings, she needs to learn how to use the potty. Preschool is a good motivator. She'll probably be in diapers during the night for awhile, but she's using the potty! Hooray!
Little M turns 1 year old on Wednesday!!! She's a great walker, is trying to say tons of words, eats most foods, and wants to be in my presence every waking moment. She needs some toughening up too, but I think Kj will supply that. I am eagerly awaiting the day she can go up and down the stairs by herself. We're also letting her cry through the night instead of me feeding her. J is getting up to stick the binky back in, and he's a little tired. Poor man has had to wake up four nights in a row. Try a whole year, buddy! No, he's not complaining. He's the perfect daddy, very helpful and lots of fun.