So this week has been interesting/busy/crazy/exhausting...just because of the "stuff" that happens in a family of 6 not to mention all the spiritual warfare that occurs right before a BIG court hearing when Little Man *will* (I'm speaking in faith here!) be legally free for adoption into a Christ-centered home!!!!!
Baby has been sick with an ear infection and a sore throat. He has not slept through the night in close to 2 weeks. The first week was a cold and it all developed into this lovely thing. He was up from 12:00-2:00am last night screaming at the top of his lungs! He was so loud he woke hubby up and believe me...that's hard to do!
Little Man actually made good strides with using the "big" potty :) He practiced for almost a 1/2 hour the other day getting on and off the potty...cracked me up! He has used the toilet for all "business" lately and I am grateful for less p*oopy diapers!!!
Although he has had some great moments this week his little mouth and tantrums are wearing on me! Whew...he NEVER stops talking and sometimes I want to beg him to just please be quiet!!! He is a conversationalist to any and every person he may run across (reminds me of my Dad there :) ) and when he doesn't get his way...watch out!! He is full-on in the "WHY?????" stage and also the toddler's creed stage! If you are not familiar with this, here you go!
If it's on, I must turn it off.
If it is off, I must turn it on.
If it is folded, I must unfold it.
If it is a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled.
If it a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.
If it is high, it must be reached.
If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.
If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
If it has leaves, they must be picked.
If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it is not trash, it must be thrown away.
If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor.
If it is closed, it must be opened.
If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, or table.
If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
If it is stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest. It must be pushed by me instead.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If Mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.
If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
If it is paper, it must be torn.
If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
If the volume is low, it must go high.
If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.
If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon.
If it is a toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
If it is a phone, I must talk to it.
If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.
If it doesn't stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.
If it is not food, it must be tasted.
If it is food, it must not be tasted.
If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.
If it is a carseat, it must be protested with an arched back.
If it is Mommy (or Daddy), it must be hugged.
I am toddler!
And another version that fits him just as well :)
The Toddlers Creed
by Dr. Burton L. White
Submitted by Heather Haas 08-04-01
If I want it,
If I give it to you and change my mind later,
If I can take it away from you,
If it's mine it will never belong to anybody else,
No matter what.
If we are building something together,
All the pieces are mine!
If it looks just like mine,
If it breaks or needs putting away,
Additionally, Baby can stand alone for about 2 seconds and is walking behind a walker. Oh the life of a busy Mommy, but I wouldn't have it any other way :) Although, a nap today would be really nice!!!