Wednesday, December 1, 2010


This is our Christmas card this year. I had done the Shutterfly promotion and received my cards today in the mail. I was so excited!! I thought it was cute!! I had taken several in a Santa hat trying to pose him and then randomly, he made this face and I snapped the picture. Mom says she thinks it is an awful picture of Colton--he is pulling down his eye, has a funny mouth thing going on, and he doesn't have any pants on. I thought it was reminiscent of Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.

Now to the obsessed part. I have been called obsessed recently in regards to Colton. Yes, I am obsessed with his speech and I am obsessed with his progress in potty training. These are two things that very important to me. In any way do I think that he is not a very intelligent child. He is extremely smart, but he may have an issue with speech and I want to get it looked into. I know I seem to be harping on this subject lately, but I am truly worried about him. I don't know if it is only this, but I have not slept for almost a week now. I just lay in bed and toss and turn, my mind racing a hundred miles an hour. There are certainly families in far worse situations that I am in and don't want to take anything away from them. Children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions; all I am "fighting" is my inner voice and an almost two-year-old that won't repeat what I say.

His potty training is going well. He had an accident this morning on the way to Mom's. He woke up dry and went pee in the potty and I put his Spongebob undies on, as he insisted in his grunting manner, and when we got there (10 minutes from our house) he had wet his pants. I tried not to scold and just asked him "did you pee pee in your pants" and he said "yep". I know accidents happen when potty training and it is called "training" for a reason. I am determined not to regress though. We will preserve and continue to keep working on it. I have never done this before. I just take him to the potty every 30-45 minutes and most of the time, he will go. If you ask him, his response is usually "no", but I take him anyway. I think I need to try and work on going longer between trying, but then I am afraid he will wet his pants and we go back to square one.

Kids--what a ride!!


  1. I think that picture is super cute and it is a lot like the Home Alone pose!
    You can never be too obsessed when it comes to your kid, you are their strongest advocate and if it turns out that he needs a little extra help, then good for you for sticking up for him and helping him.

  2. Love the card! My Colt has regressed in Potty Training. For the last 5 days, he has peed about 3-4x a day. He had the 4 days weekend away from school, and he totally regressed. UGH. I ask him to go, he has a fit and takes off. 5 minutes later - he's already peed his pants. ERG.



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