last night marked the beginning of a monumental era in our lives. one child is now and forever out of diapers and pull ups! think of the money we'll save! i'm already planning a trip to europe with our extra earnings!
though many of lula's friends included wearing nothing at bed time with the potty training process, i was too lazy to do the same. so lula has been wearing pull ups at night for over a year now even though she's been potty trained since she was three (something i also drug my feet about.)
well the pull ups we had were getting too tight on her and leaving marks on her skin. not like red welts or anything like that! just kind of digging-into-her-skin marks. you know what i mean. so i told her when she ran out of the ones we had, i'd get her the next size up. but a couple of times lately she's asked to wear panties at night. so i decided when she ran out of pull ups this time, that would be it.
last night was that night. jay and i both explained that she couldn't pee in her bed and would have to get up in the middle of the night if she needed to use the bathroom. she got frustrated with our instructions as usual cause she knows everything. she is four afterall!
anyway, those of you who don't have kids or are so far removed from this stage probably don't understand why i'm making such a big deal of this, but there are some of you out there who are with me. it's a big deal!
so we went to bed expecting to be woken in the middle of the night to change sheets, etc. i actually lost sleep over it, thinking she was banging on our door at one point. and i even had a dream about getting a puppy who peed all over the floor in massive quantities! yeah, it was a big deal!
this morning we waited for her at the breakfast table. she marched in with sleepy eyes and dry pajamas. we asked her if she'd gotten up in the middle of the night. she nonchalantly nodded like, "duh, guys. i'm not an idiot!" she even said later that she was worried she would wake diesel up if she flushed the toilet. ok seriously. how old is she again?!
so that's it! no more pull ups! ironically when jay went to get diesel up this morning, he had completely stripped down to his birthday suit and had managed to pee all over his bed and the floor! so apparently the dream about the puppy indeed was prophetic...just about the wrong child! looks like potty training is about to commence for offspring #2!