Thursday, August 9th 2007
Big News, BIG Thrill

It’s official.

75% of my children are potty trained. Are you hearing that old Meatloaf song?

"3 out of 4 ain’t bad…"

A sincere thank you to Caden-3yr for recent focus, attention to detail, follow- through, hard work, determination, and his strong desire to achieve this very important milestone. Congratulations! Who’s a big kid now?!

(i have not forgotten about the post i mentioned that should be here instead. i just haven’t written it yet, because i’ve been so busy doing all those glorious things – like laundry – that you get to do when you’ve changed your last ‘poo pull-up.’ yea!!!!)


so it’s an hour later and i’m trying to drift off to sleep. Meatloaf is singing to me, and you know what? he is refusing to sing the ’3 out of 4′ line.  nope. instead it’s ’2 out of 3′. Which is FINE, of course, and has been for decades i think, but it in no way reflects the mathematical equation of the toileting practices of my family members described above. And so at the very least, it cannot lull me off to sleep since as soon as i realized my mistake (or Meatloaf’s, your choice) of course i had to wake completely up and revise this post.



9 Comments on “Big News, BIG Thrill”

August 10th, 2007
12:16 am

Good job Caden, and great job Holy Mama! Good luck with the laundry. My best purchase for potty training through the night was a waterproof pad that you place on top of the fitted sheet. It holds 6 cups…that’s a lot of Kool-aid…and if the kids tinkle in their sleep, the only thing that needs changed is the pad, not the sheets. I bought 2 just for that reason. I found them at Leaps and Meatloaf…I think I’m hungry. ROFLOL

August 10th, 2007
4:38 am

Yea, Caden! I knew as soon as I read this that the math wasn’t quite right but the celebration of success was definitely justified. Kelsey, I remember when you explained the Meatloaf song to me and how insensitive it was to the girlfriend. This post makes me glad the song really was only 2 out of 3 instead of 3 out of 4 reasons to be a complete jerk. Congratulations to Caden from Grand-marnier!!!

August 10th, 2007
6:23 am

Here here. (Raising my sippy cup)

August 10th, 2007
7:43 am

What awesome news!

HolySister aka LaLa
August 10th, 2007
8:58 am

Yay, Caden! Yay, you! That’s fantastic news.

I hadn’t thought about that Meatloaf song in AGES. If you hadn’t corrected yourself, I’d never have known the difference.

julie carobini
August 10th, 2007
12:46 pm

There ain’t no way I’m ever gonna…

Thanks SO MUCH for putting that song in my head, ad nauseum ;)

August 10th, 2007
1:03 pm

No matter how it adds up, it means a lot money spent on diapers and a lot less energy spent from you. Oh wait… Caden is a boy? Forget it, you’ll still be cleaning up after him for years to come.

But a milestone is a milestone! I say celebrate by taking all of yourselves out to dinner. Why not make it a mess-free kitchen night too…

August 10th, 2007
4:25 pm

Yay Caden!! I remember the day that my youngest, Emma potty traiend, the angels literally sang!

August 12th, 2007
1:07 pm

Wonderful! My little boy is almost 2, and starting to show an intrest…..I’m worried from all the horror stories out there about trying to train little boys! Glad to hear your success!


Leave a comment

CommentLuv badge