Thursday, 9 September 2010

Who's running this show anyways?

Isn't it amazing how life just happens anyway even when it isn't on your to-do list?

Here's what I mean.

My goal was to start taking the task of potty training Deaglan seriously in the last six months of my maternity leave. I figured that by then Naveen might be sleeping a bit through the night and I would have the energy to roll-up my sleeves and really focus on reaching this milestone.

But life had other plans for me.

Deaglan developed this crazy diaper rash a few weeks ago - the first one that wasn't related to teething. We went to the doctor twice about it, coming home with a different remedy each time. Both times we were instructed to let him go commando around the house as often as possible to let his skin breathe. Although we did instruct Deaglan to let us know if he had to go, planning to hustle him to the potty each time, we had no idea that within a few days he would potty train himself. Yesterday he ran into the living room and said Mommy come and see what I did. Gulp! I thought I was going to be lead to the kitchen with the entire contents of the fridge on the floor or something disastrous like that but instead he lead me to the potty where he had peed perfectly within the confines of the vessel.

I think you all know where I'm going with this. There may be sleep in my future!


  1. Ahhh - divine intervention at the most needed times. Yeah!!! Totally awesome!

  2. Oh, I hope you're able to catch up on some much needed sleep!!!

  3. Very cool! Hope lovely sleep filled nights arrive at your home very soon. Such a cute picture!!

  4. WOO HOOOO!!!! You are SO blessed. I let Noah go commando 1 day! Why only 1 day you ask? Because he kept peeing ALL over the place. Hahaha! Yay for Deaglan!

  5. Hope you get more sleep, then!

    I have two boys (3 years difference) and the older one potty trained the younger one. An unexpected bonus!


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