John may be my third child, but I experience many parenting firsts with this little boy who is full of life. Many parents dread potty training their toddlers and I was no different. Back when I had many physical limitations, my mom helped me potty train Winona and Sharon. I'm guessing that one doesn't notice how physical of a job potty training a little child can be, but if you really think about it, it can be down right exhausting (carrying them to the bathroom when the do the potty dance, pulling their pants down, cleaning up accidents, all the laundry, etc).
I'm so pleased that this time around, I'm doing it myself! It's a wonderful feeling to know that I don't have to rely on my mom to potty train my son! Granted, John is not exactly up for the task (he wants to run and play), but he is more than ready to move on to the next stage of his childhood. I'm pleased to say that he is doing great! We're on day five and he hasn't wet himself in two days!!
I really do love that I can enjoy being an independent, stay at home mom. My children bring me so much joy and I feel so blessed to have the ability to be involved in their lives like I always wanted to be! Yes, even potty training is a gift!