is growing up!
This is the required potty post that most, if not all, blogging Moms must write at one point (or another). Kingsley peed on the potty for the first time today (twice!). I have been waiting for this moment for a very long time. Firstly, because I knew he would be so proud when it finally happened (and he is). Secondly, because I was beginning to be a tad worried (who me?) that it may never happen (or that he would be the only one in kindegarten in diapers).
I have tried really hard to step back and let Kingsley take the lead---this approach has not failed me in the past. However, the worrier and the control-freak in me do not like letting the laid-back, whatever happens...happens Mom take over. I don't think I will ever stop worrying. I don't think anyone will ever describe me as laid-back. But, Kingsley is teaching this old dog a few new tricks whether he realizes it or not. The big trick is realizing I don't have to control everything and that's OK. These big milestones will happen all in good time. The other big trick is realizing when to step back, slow down and just enjoy the ride (instead of constantly looking at the next goal). All in good time, all in good time. And, really, what is the rush?
Who would have thunk it? I am endlessly trying to get Kingsley to RELAX---and here he is teaching me how to do it instead.
Another first for this household today: My wonderful and fabulous Mom-in-law purchased a crock pot for me (its been on my wish list for a little while now). We used it for the first time today---stupendous. How did we get along without it? Thank you Nana!