Slowing Down and Growing Up

There are a few things in life that I do slowly; waking up in the morning, baking bread, laundry (I sometimes neglect to get it out of the dryer in a timely manner), and probably a few others that I can’t think of right now.  So that being said, I am the type of person who likes to start a job and get it done quickly.  That my friends is where the struggle begins.  We are starting to potty train Wee Man, and that it turns out is going to be a slow process.  Things were going great, we have a seat for him to use on the big potty and he loved it.  Then he started to get frustrated, he couldn’t get to the potty on his own, Mommy or Daddy needed to help him both up the stairs and on to the potty, diapers were quicker and easier.  So we decided to get him a little potty seat (so not what I wanted to do 😦 ) and see if that helped move things forward.  Well we like to sit on our new potty, and carry it all around the house, and take it apart, but we don’t like to pee on it very often, or poo on it at all.  You can imagine how frustrating this is for a quick moving Mommy who is ready to stop washing diapers.  I feel as though there is more cleaning involved in potty training than there was in diapers!  That being said we are plodding along at our slow and steady pace and getting better at peeing in the potty (mini marshmallows are helping that along!), as long as Cars is not on!

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Shopping List for Home: Everything I need to try my first pair of socks!
Inspired by MidKnit Owl’s beautiful photos of her Rose City Rollers I am going to venture into the world of sock knitting this fall. I love learning new things and living in such a rainy place I know I am going to need a bunch of projects to keep me busy indoors this fall and winter. Along with now learning how to knit socks I am hoping to make Wee Man a quilt for when we transition his crib into a toddler bed, and not to give anything away but I have a long list of Christmas presents to make. I am also hoping to learn how to make soap while I am in civilization in September! So wish me luck with all my creative goals, and my ever growing list ❤