>> Thursday, October 6, 2011
First, a warning. If you are easily offended or disgusted by little kids' bathroom behaviors, then stop reading. Come back tomorrow, and the next day, but just not today. I have a very graphic picture coming up you don't want to see. However, if you are a mom --- well then, you'll probably be ok!
I think I'm a pretty real person. I may not advertise all my problems, because who doesn't have them and I feel like mine are so minimal compared to what so many people go through. My mother-in-law has a saying "At least I'm not hanging on a cross". We all feel sorry for ourselves sometimes but we have it pretty good. But while I try not to complain, I do like to commiserate with my girlfriends. I'm the first to admit that I'm not a perfect mom and I pretty much run from moms who try to pretend they are. I like my friends to be real. I always say that as women we should be honest with each other so that we all know that our challenges, concerns, and experiences are normal. I think there is so much unneccessary "mommy judging", instead of support. Luckily I've had the pleasure of knowing some amazing moms that I've learned so much from. But as I read back through some of my posts here I think I've been holding back. Afraid someone will think differently of me, laugh at me, think I'm a terrible mom because my son did this or that. So I am going to try to share more and keep it real.
In the interest of keepin' it real, I present the following. I was looking through some photos and ran across this one. This is my son during potty training. He went to his room one afternoon. I chose to ignore the silence, fooling myself into thinking he was playing quietly so I could have a few minutes of my own while older brother was in kindergarten. After 7 years with his mischievious older brother, I should have known better. Here's what I found when I went to check on him.