Getting Things Done (Hopefully)

Have I mentioned how busy this summer has been? I have? Good. Let me just repeat it for good measure: this summer has been very very very busy! I’ve barely had time to sit still for more than 10 mins at a time let alone composing and putting out blog posts! My blog however is the least of my worries when it comes to all the things that got neglected this summer. 

When spring rolled around this year I promised myself I’d get so much done. I’d read all those books languishing on my to-read list, I’d finally hit the gym and lose that pesky extra 5lbs I’ve been carrying around since Lilly was born, I’d potty train Lilly in time for school, I’d change my hair color and on and on. You know how much I actually got done in the last few months? Go on, guess.

If you guessed ‘virtually nothing’, congratulations you win money (or not).

Reading books? The only reading I did this summer was 160 characters at a time on Twitter. Losing 5lbs? Yeah, I kinda sorta gained an extra 4lbs instead. My hair? The same old boring shade of brown. And potty training? Don’t even get me started on that. Let’s just say that that ‘last box of pull-ups I’m ever buying!’ is still in a store somewhere because I sure as hell ain’t done with potty training.

To be fair, I haven’t been able to give potty training the undivided attention it deserves but that’s only because I’ve barely been home for more than 3-4 hours at a time. Ever try potty training on the move? Not fun.

Now though? With a little over a month to go before Lilly starts at nursery school, it’s time to get serious and fast. Pull-ups? Just glorified diapers that really don’t seem to help so those are out. I let Lilly pick out some nice training pants and we’ve been using those since yesterday. Hell, I even got stickers and all for a reward system and it actually seems to help! 

So yes, we are going cold turkey, going from diapers to underwear overnight and we are getting this done damn it! Wish us luck! I don’t know about my toddler, but I at least am going to need it.

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