Sunday, September 5, 2010

Being a Parent Takes Energy

It's been over a week since I've posted anything here. In fact, in this last week I've hardly even read what you are posting (and I've missed it). For whatever reason(s), I'm tired. And when I'm tired, I'm reminded that being a parent...especially working on being the kind of parent I hope to be...takes energy.

I was just reminded of that again. Sitting here at the computer...finally catching up on reading this last week's posts that I had missed...wondering what I would have written had I done my usual weekly Bigger Picture Blog or Friday Quick Takes...sitting here was so peaceful

Until

The two-year-old walked over and said, "Here's my poopy diaper," as he placed said diaper in my hand. :)

As I was cleaning him up (thankfully he simply removed the diaper but did not take time to make a bigger mess) and getting his new diaper on I thought, "This child needs to be potty trained."

Then I was reminded...being a parent take energy.

And today (and likely tomorrow), I don't have energy to potty train, so...

I think I'll just get duct tape

5 comments:

Leah said...

Thanks for the smile. I've been tired too, but smiles help. :-)

lucythevaliant said...

duct tape... brilliant! I'm really really scared of the prospect of potty training. It sounds so daunting!

cristina said...

ha! duct tape works every time! I've been really tired as well, I'm hoping with school starting and getting back on a routine, things will settle down :)

Jill said...

Lucy - I'm with you on potty training. Even though I've already done it once I'm still scared of the prospect the second time around. With the four-year-old we just waited until he was ready and it was amazingly easy...virtually no effort on our part. I planned to do that again...but with the diaper removal becoming more frequent I may not get to. :)

This Heavenly Life said...

Hehe :) This is funny in a 'glad it was you, not me' way. But I'm pretty sure the duct tape idea is BRILLIANT!! Keep us posted :)