Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Who am I kidding?!?!

The last post on here told you about how I was trying to potty train Katie and finish the curtains and Marie's remote control holder. Well, needless to say none of this has been accomplished and it's beyond frustrating! I had such high hopes that day; had the sewing machine out in the dining room which is right next to the playroom. I started to work on Marie's project and realized that I can't use the sewing machine while the little ones are near me. Ryan kept climbing in the chair and trying to help me sew so I had to put it away. I have found that I can only work on the sewing machine projects when Daddy is home and can distract all the children.

Katie's potty training did not last long because for some reason she has developed a hatred/terror of using the toilet. I had tried to train her and Logan during the summer and she went in the potty for me twice (by accident; it was a case of catching her at the right time on the potty) but now she absolutely refuses to sit on the potty and will scream bloody murder if you attempt to get her to sit down. I have given up (temporarily) getting her to sit on the potty. We have started watching the Elmo Pottytime on the computer several times a day to get her to relax around it. She and Ryan both love to sit in my lap and watch it over and over and over. I keep telling myself that eventually it will sink in and we will have her potty trained. We even bought her some more Dora panties in hopes that this terror will soon pass and she will want to be a big girl soon.

I also haven't had any time to cross stitch but I'm not sure that's a bad thing. I have been wanting to sit and stitch on my Thomas Kinkade project so this temporary block has done something for me. When I say temporary block I don't mean that I don't want to stitch just that I don't seem to have the time to do it. I have to get back in the habit of taking a 30 minute break at least once a day to just stitch because it really does a lot to help the stress. I know; being a stay-at-home mom would make you think I don't have much stress but I do just not as much as when I worked and tried to take care of the kids. Things are sooooo much easier now; I can keep (okay I can attempt to keep) my house clean and stay on top of the laundry. (I say this while attempting to get caught back up from not doing it for two days. If I don't do at least two loads a day, I'm behind!!)

Monday, March 17, 2008


Here is the finished stitching for Marie's remote control holder that I still need to put the actual holder on with it. I'm still debating on what color material to use to finish this. I have a dark forest green or a black and am leaning toward the green. I purchased the black to finish the curtains in the playroom when I went to visit Mom on Wednesday and haven't had a chance to do anything with it. If I choose to use the black on this project I will need to finish the curtains first to make sure I have enough material.
I spent this weekend trying to clean up the bathroom clutter and trying to potty train Katie the three year old. All miss and no hit with the potty training on Saturday so I took yesterday off to just breathe and I start again today and will continue with it until she's done. I hope to get the curtains done today and Marie's project too if all goes well. In between potty breaks and laundry folding I should have time to do that and play with the little ones. Therapy is switched around this week (at least I think it is as we played phone tag with the rescheduling) so I will be extremely busy with therapies tomorrow and nothing again until Saturday. Whew! So whatever I do not get done today I will work on Wednesday. I'm hoping (praying more like it!) that I can get Katie trained sooner rather than later but she seems to hate the potty and I'm not sure why. I'm telling her that all her favorite cartoon characters go pee pee in the potty over and over and over so I hope this will eventually sink into her brain. Wouldn't it be wonderful to only have two in diapers?!?!?!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Finally some stitching time!

Today whenever Katie wasn't in the mood for cuddling I grabbed up the project I have been working for Marie and finally finished the stitching. Curtis had run to Michael's for me two weeks ago to get the thread I needed to complete it. Now all I have to do is finish it into the remote control holder. I attempted to do that this afternoon but kept having to frog it so I pulled it apart and left it for tomorrow or Thursday. I'm determined to get it done by this weekend so she can have it!