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Parenting: Day Three – Monday

Parenting little kids again, Oh my! Draicoe is 3 1/2 and Daxis is almost 2. Duncan and I are their legal guardians for two months so that their mom can get stable enough to get them back.

I can hardly believe I am so tired, or am I sick? I KNOW I am insane.

This morning I felt so weary. Was my heart going to stop? Then, I realized I hadn’t eaten yet this morning. I ate something with a lot of protein that wouldn’t take very much time to eat: 3 fried eggs, 2 pieces of toast and a protein shake. Hopefully that will last me a while.

Draco is 31/2, still wearing a diaper. He is smart, so I talked to him about going potty in the toilet, he was comfortable on it, so I put big boy pants on him.
I put him on the toilet 3 or 4 times, every 30 minutes and he didn’t go once. I told him he could have candy if he went in the toilet. We made whizzing sounds, I gave him a drink of water every time he sat on the toilet. He wanted to flush, but I didn’t give him the pleasure until he had “gone.”
Well, we were in the backyard getting muddy. After taking off our shoes and I was about to sweep up the grass we had tracked in, he calls me from the hallway. Momma! Wet! I ran to him and sure enough he had gone in his pants.

What do you think? He was smart enough to tell me as soon as he had gone in his pants, right? He was sweet every time I asked him to sit on the toilet. …. But I think this is too much for me. They just got here. I AM insane. Why did I want to tackle potty training when I have so much other details to worry about? Honestly, to save money on diapers and to help him qualify for preschool.

I’ll think about it and let you know.

They are coloring on paper at the kitchen table right now…every second they are happy I am running to the computer to get this entry finished.
Gotta Go!

5 Comments

  1. Kristin…you are my hero…no, even that word doesn’t do justice to who you really are. You are this beautiful woman of God who gets “a Call” and you answer. I aspire to be that. To jump in because God asked you to.
    You are not crazy…you are courageous and amazing! I also know how humble you are so just take all of this in to your heart and accept it. 🙂
    This weekend I had a woman tell me that God wants me to do some things that I have been “afraid” of doing because of fear of failure.
    I am not sure what that is yet, but I am trying to listen a little more closely and quiet my logical brain.
    Have a blessed day! Beth

    • Kristin

      October 25, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Beth, Thank you for the kind and encouraging words. I am living day-tp-day now. That is what faith is, right? “…Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things…but a hope for things which are not seen, which are true.” I don’t know HOW I am going to do this task before me, but I know I am suppose to do it, and so I will go forward putting ALL my trust in the Lord.

      Fear is subtle. I know it DOES keep us from doing what we need and want to do sometimes. I am guilty of this too. Pride is a common culprit I battle as well. Honesty with myself is helpful in identifying the barriers. Thank goodness we have a loving Heavenly Father that tutors us while we are on our knees.

      You are wonderful Beth! You serve so many everywhere you go. I love being on the same team with you.

  2. How lucky these little boys are to have you in their lives. Such a blessing for everybody. I don’t know how you do it. They look very sweet.

  3. Wow, Kris! This is so you – to love all of the kids in the whole world. Michelle is right, those boys are so blessed to have an amazing, purposeful, loving “mom” in their lives right now when they need it most. You make the world a better place.

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