March 8, 2009

In ten minutes or less . . .

::: One reason that I love this time of year is Girl Scout Cookies. They're so, so delicious. My only regret this year is that I didn't order enough. We've gone through a box of Samoas (excuse me, caramel delites I guess they're now called) and a box of Peanut Butter Patties. I'm working on the Thin Mints as I type.

::: When I was putting Jack to bed tonight, I was rubbing his back, up and down. He kept grabbing at my wrist and shaking my hand back and forth so I was hitting him. "What are you doing?" He kept doing it and saying "Like dat!" So, I started patting his back instead and he said, "I like dat!" He's getting really demanding!

::: Up until now, I'd been avoiding anything having to do with Jack and the potty . . . mainly because potty training while traveling would have been hard. Or so I would believe. So tonight, when I was getting him ready for bed, I said, "Do you have to go potty?" And he said, "Yeah." I thought maybe he was just trying to delay bedtime, but I sat him down and he went. Like he had been holding it all along. This is the second time he's done this, but I'm going to start asking him more regularly now. Or maybe that's not the way to do it. Maybe I should read a book on this or something?

::: I feel like I've been gone from camp so long and the work has PILED up. Even after two full days in the office on Thursday and Friday, I don't feel like I've made much progress. Three months from now, I'll be in the middle of staff training. We still have two program staff positions to fill and a dozen high-quality applicants . . . which makes for a difficult selection process.

::: Today was our first time back in church in SIX Sundays. Between winter retreats and vacation, we were gone during most of January and all of February. It was so good to be back. The sermon dealt with the idea of gratitude, and that if trust and obedience aren't a part of it, our gratitude is just lip service. You'll eventually be able to download it here. It addressed a lot of the financial turmoil that we're experiencing as a country and had a hopeful message. Not necessarily an optimistic or a positive message. But hopeful.

::: Right now, Jack's upstairs jumping in his bed shouting "Toly Awesome" over and over.

::: I haven't really watched TV in over a month. Seriously. It's a little because we've been busy and mostly because I started to see that it was a distraction in my life. I'm not giving it up altogether, but I'm not really following shows anymore. I just watch the morning news and might eavesdrop on whatever Kyle happens to be watching. It's kind of freeing. Although I do wonder what's happening in LOST and 24. Anyway, more about that later.

My time is up . . . off to finish some orders and head to bed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my one-minute-or-less potty training advice is this:

pick a time of the day (before bathtime was always best for us - or before bed if he wasn't getting a bath) that you want him to use the potty. when it's pretty predictable that he can (and WILL!) go at this time, you can add on another time of day, like first thing in the morning. when those two are down, then it's a good time to start really training.

this is just what worked for us, but it might give you a place to start.