Monday, July 18, 2011

Faye's Gift


Waiting.

Ears straining

Listening

Waiting

Eating salty snacks

Waiting and listening

Drinking lots and lots of juice

Waiting

And then...

An accident.  All over the floor.

Clean it up.  Repeat.

Waiting.

Snacks.

Waiting.

Drinks.

Waiting.

And then...

a small sound.  Not sure if it is what we were waiting for.  The sound grows louder.

Tinkle,tinkle,tinkle.

Like water hitting plastic.
Jubilation!

"Mommy!  Peepee!"  She said, jumping up and pointing.

I swooped her up into a big tight squeeze, gave her a big kiss and a small handful of gummy bears.  Her treat.

We ran upstairs yelling the good news so the whole house could hear.  There can never be too much positive reinforcement, right?

Then do it all again.

That is how my morning has gone, and how the rest of the days for the rest of the week will most likely go.

But it is so worth it.

She went twice today!  Once in her undies, and twice in the potty.
Again, the exhilaration is breath snatching.

Just think.  By this time next week (if the stars are aligned and fate is on my side) we may be completely through with buying diapers!

Happy early birthday to me!  or Jeffrey.  Depending on which way you look at it.

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