Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Potty Training Teddy Bears is Easy, Apparently!

Lauren has been "driving" her big kids to and from "school" this afternoon while I babysit her baby boy named Color, who, incidentally wears a dress.  This means wearing a skirt, a necklace and carrying 5 bags, including a turtle backpack that is, in her words, "my best friend."  After getting everyone home from school and changed, she has decided to train each and every one of her teddy bears how to use the potty.  She goes into my bathroom, I hear some banging around and then the toilet lid slams shut.  After which, she comes running out with the teddy bear to tell me who went to the potty.  After she told me the twin bears used the potty, I hear her on the phone:

Hi Mrs. Mama Bear.  It's me, yes, Lauren.  (giggle)  Yes, just Lauren  (giggle, sigh). 
Your teddy bears used the potty. 
Yes.  I am so very excited.
Yes.  (giggle)
They did a good job.  (giggle)
(Lilly says something.)
Oh, that's just Lilly.  (giggle)  Yes.
I'm so proud of the teddy bears.
Bye.  (sigh)

The girls have been pretty good all day long.  They were quiet while I fought of a migraine and they are quiet right now as I sew.  It has been awesome.  I'm debating whether or not to let them stay up late to go pick up Grammy from the airport.  I need to be at the airport around 9:30 p.m. and since it is a hop, skip and a jump away, it would be a quick trip but they might be spent for the night.  We'll see.  I know Keith will be spent.  The guy needs to realize he is not the Energizer Bunny.  He works all the time.  When he isn't supposed to be working, work is calling him and then presto, he is working, again.  Plus, he has been sick for about two weeks now.  He has a bad wheezy cough, he is tired and has been running a mild fever for days now.  He will not slow down.  I am worried he has pneumonia but he won't stop.  His bosses even tell him he sounds awful but then give him more to do.  This job is going to kill him.   
*****  He is almost home now.  (6 p.m. - quitting time is 4!)********

I need to go finish dinner and then back to sewing.   I am making a romper for Lauren's teacher.  Her last day is Thursday and then she is going on maternity leave.  She is having a baby girl sometime within the next few weeks.  The parents of the class got together and got her a $100 gift card to Target and a cake.  I hope to have the romper finished within the next couple of hours (allowing interruptions) and then I want to make matching crib shoes and a fun bib.  I'll post pics, too.

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