Well, since I am poor in the time management category of life, this is a 2-parter! Both weekends contained potty training, Bountiful Baskets, and running : )
The day started much like most Saturday’s – with a morning run! I knew we were going to get a decent amount of rain…and I didn’t care to get wet. So I woke up around my usual “long run” time and got out of the house quickly. The route I took allowed me to run around 6 miles before the rain was supposed to start… Phew! My pace was def faster than a “long run” pace, so I finished with a little time to spare. While stretching and playing with the pup outside, it started to barely sprinkle…back inside!
I then started up the dryer, made myself a post run protein drink, and settled into the couch. I usually take a little more time getting ready for my long run, so I ended up having a few hours before human life started rustling upstairs. I checked out some social media and soon passed out hard! I woke up closer to 8am with a lot on my plate for the day – let’s see if it all gets done!
- Laundry folded and hung ✔️
- Switch laundry ✔️
- Start new load ✔️
- Empty dishwasher ✔️
- Refill dishwasher ✔️
Today is Day 1 of Mission Potty Training for little man. This weekend is going to be a BIT stressful…as I needed to restrict my plans to stay closer to home and be near the potty…
- Cancelled plans to help with the local Wicked 5K-10K-13.1-26.2
- Cancelled plans to drive to Topeka for a large consignment sale
- Cancelled trip to KC for my best friends’ little gal’s 2nd birthday party
- Forego an afternoon stroller run (hence the SUPER early shorter run before the rain)
Oh well, weekend plans happen – and then they don’t. Little man slept in until 8:30am and then the day really started!
The “plan” is to try to sit on the potty every 30 minutes…and if he goes potty (or no2) then he gets a sticker for his page. The first 30 turned to 35, then 40…and more. Every time the alarm to sit on the potty went off, he refused to sit on the potty…go figure. This is going to be a long weekend…
FINALLY, potty #1 for the weekend! It was just a dribble, but a start!
The one event I didn’t cancel was my Bountiful Basket pick up! Since being out of town last weekend and eating us out of everything before leaving town, we were scarce of fruits and vegetables… I filled out a contribution form early in the week…before I REALLY thought about the timing of the pick up.
We did really well at the pick up, no accidents! When we got home, I asked him if he needed to go potty and he said no…so I set the timer for 5 minutes. What does he do? He goes potty in his pants 2 minutes later… Well, I guess it is more of a “We will sit on the potty when mommy says” and not “do you think you need to potty” situation for a while… Within the next 15 minutes, he then wet his pants 2 more times…oh boy! We are not batting well today but it is a start!
Little man and I enjoyed some snacking lunch options – cheese sticks, crackers, oranges, Apple, sweet potato, and roasted broccoli – and the it was nap time (for the both of us)…
The rest of the day was a whirlwind of accidents, changing pants/undies, and trying to prep and clean for the week ahead.
I started the day a bit late and decided to push my LOOOOONG run to the afternoon, or at least when little man was down for a nap…
Once we got the day started, the little man checked out his Easter basket and we started our routine of breakfast, coloring, movies, and now, potty breaks every 30-45 minutes. We were back and forth to the bathroom most of the morning and not having a LOT of luck catching the little guy before he had an accident…this makes for a little frustration and a feeling of being worn out…
By the early afternoon, I was a little worn out, but my run WAS GOING to happen! The little guy didn’t REALLY want to go down for his nap, so I had to sit with him for a while before I could go. The hubs was home and starting his own fun of smoking a pork loin for dinner. I was able to get out for my last and longest long run of marathon training – the 20 miler!
The first few miles felt good, but I could tell that it was going to be a hard one today. There were some crazy winds and the sun was warm, but not quite warm enough for me to want to take my long sleeve off… At around mile 6, I started thinking about not running the entire distance…sad, I know. My foot had started hurting a little (manageable aches and pains) and it was getting into my head. My Nuun water filled hydration pack was now warm (it did start with lots of ice) and drinking it was no longer refreshing… So I veered off course at around mile 8.5-9 to stop at a gas station for some ice. I have stopped here several times in the past for a pit stop, and this is now the second time I have stopped to ask for a cup of ice. With an empty bladder and a full hydration pack, I was off again. Around mile 11 or so, I noticed a couple side-roads that I have never ventured down before…so I ventured. I was able to add 3 more miles just going up and down the side roads that I have always known to be there (I pass them every time I run this route)! At this point, mile 14, I am 2 miles from home…I thought quickly about just heading home with 16 miles – but I also knew that if I kept going straight, I would run 2 miles down, 2 miles back, and THEN the 2 miles home…which I then set out to do!! At mile 18, I felt such an overwhelming senses of accomplishment!! Once my watch beeped for mile 20, I walked the remainder of the way home. Wow!! I even had negative splits the last 3 miles!
Once home, I had a cold bath waiting for me and dinner wasn’t too far behind that. The rest of the evening (and weekend) was spent relaxing and reveling in the greatness of the weekend. Also, before putting little man to bed, we had a breakthrough! He sat on the potty and watched himself go pee…while this is nothing life changing, he then understood what I was wanting him to do on the potty seat! He peed, stopped, peed some more, stopped, etc… Every time he would pee, I would get excited for him and he was loving it! Let’s hope that this is the start of an easier time potty training!
Similar to last weekend, this weekend did not start with a long run on Saturday – the snooze button won a few times and the weather app told me that it would be warmer if I ran Sunday morning – Sunday morning it is! Back to sleep…
The day started with a little Coffee Date (virtually) and breakfast for the little guy and I. Every weekend, my heart is warm with happiness when I get to sit down with little man and eat breakfast : ) I’m not sure what it is, but it just brings me the greatest joy! The menu was oatmeal, oranges, coffee (for mom) and milk (for little man). While little man’s oatmeal was a little more on the slightly sweetened side, mine had PBFit, dark chocolate chips, cinnamon, stevia, and a mint chocolate covered espresso bean : ) Talk about special treatment!
The remainder of the morning consisted of playing with the dogs toys, going for a motorcycle ride through the living room (getting mad at running over toys rather than moving them first…), rolling around with the dog, coloring, and watching movies.
Oh yes!…and going to the potty! The daycare had a heck of a time figuring out how to get him to go on the potty…
Day 1: sent 6 pairs of pants/undies – brought 6 pairs home dirty
Day 2: sent 10 pairs of pants/undies – brought 8 pairs home dirty
Day 3: sent 8 pairs – brought 6 pairs home dirty
On day, the sitter finally figured out what little man wanted – to sit on the BIG potty like the rest of the kiddos…
Day 4: sent 6 pairs – brought 2 pairs home dirty
Day 5: sent 2 pairs – brought NO dirty clothes home (brought home 5-8 CLEAN clothes home since the sitter wouldn’t need as many on hand!)
When little man goes on the potty, he gets to put a sticker on his “potty sheet” – and lately, he has been putting his stickers on the letters of the alphabet and saying what letter he is putting it on : ) Makes this momma super proud! **I also added the full alphabet to the bottom of the sheet so he has more letters to use**
So, this weekend is going well! We go to the potty, no questions asked, at least once an hour…and we had no REAL accidents…at home. When we went to the Bountiful Basket pick up, we were in line for a LONG time and I noticed a small wet spot on his pants when we got back to the car…not a full bladder accident, but a small one while waiting forrrrreverrrrrrr… I count that as a successful day!!
Once we got home, we ate some lunch and then settled in for a nap. Little man was tired, but DID NOT want to lay in his bed…but he would settle down if I held him. So that’s what we did…I played on my phone for a bit, but I too eventually settled into a little nap session.
After nap time, little man settled into playing again and I started working on some meal prep for the week with my new batch of Bountiful Basket items.
After a while, daddy came home from work, but was then out burning fields with his cousins the rest of the evening. Little man and I went for a
run walk to wind down the day.
All plans start with good intentions…like going for a run before the sun comes up, for example. Good plan!..but only if it happens!
I am not sure when the hubs got home last night, but I didn’t do a good job of TRYING to get out of bed when I needed to go for my run. I stuck around the house after my morning Joe and ended up hanging out with little man before being able to get out for my run. Little man didn’t mind…but I wish that I would have
gotten in gear and just WENT for my run…then I wouldn’t have to worry about planning the time to go run the rest of the day. With the Season Opening Game Day for Royals baseball on the schedule, the hubs plans on going out to watch the game with the guys – that is the only MAJOR hurdle when planning my run today.
Well, the little man was having a rough morning…and so we tried to go down for a nap around 11:30am…but he kept saying “potty” before we would lay down…so he procrastinated for 20 more minutes. We pottied, we brushed our teeth, we washed our hands, we put lotion on, we went potty again…and finally, he settled on my lap for a few minutes. Once I thought I was in the clear, I put him in bed…which he promptly sat up and stared at me. Well, that didn’t go as I wanted… I talked him into laying down and I rubbed his back for a bit, said my nap time love yous, and left the room.
–mental button push– “That was easy.” (…not so much)
Now that the little guy is down, I can go for my run! Sike… The hubs wants to go to the store for a few things…and no, he would rather not wait until after I get back. Okay…so I will do some more meal prepping and cleaning tasks.
- roast potatoes – wash, pat dry, chop, oil, salt, oven, turn, oven ✔️
- chop different kinds of lettuce, rinse, spin, fridge ✔️
- switch out the dishes ✔️
- run the dry clothes again to get out the wrinkles ✔️
- hang up clothes ✔️
- move wet clothes over and start new load ✔️
- make kale chips ✔️
Once the hubs got home, I cleaned up the kitchen so he could do his thing… Meanwhile, I took a few things upstairs and heard the cooing of an awake little boy. Since we are not napping in a diaper, I made sure that he wasn’t awake without a potty break for too long…
Not that everyone is up and around, I still need to get out for my run! Now…that it is past
2pm, this is going to be a hot run…80+ degrees, high winds, not too bad. I did call upon my BIL for a pit stop and ice/water refresher for my hydration pack (thanks Jake!) because I was not smart about heading out in the heat of the day with a partially full pack. Oh well, good thing he was home, or my run would have been cut shorter than I would have liked… Or more than it was anyway…my Garmin died around mile 7. That just put me in a funk and I didn’t REALLY want to run more than I knew the distances of… So, I headed home with 3 to 3.5 miles to go (depending on the route I took). I took the shorter route because my heart just didn’t want to go the extra full mile. Oh well, a good run overall, even with the hiccups!
I came home to a little boy in new clothes…yep, he pooped his pants for daddy for the 2nd time… Hopefully he learns how to control his no2 before too long, there is only so much poo we would all like to be dealing with on a daily basis.
The remainder of the evening was spent preparing/eating some dinner, watching the rest of the MOD (movie of the day – Cars), running back and forth to the bathroom, and relaxing. Little man even got a hold of my phone an took some pictures of himself : )
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