Two girls…. daughters….. sisters…… as I thought about writing a piece for mother’s day I realised that for me mother’s day isn’t all about me, it’s all about them. It’s chaotic, exhausting and all consuming at times but also such a blessing watching these two rascals grow and learn together. I’ve realised that I love these two little people more than i’ve loved anything in my life, mother;s day is a celebration of them more than me.
It seems Iike no time at all since we were bringing you home from hospital at one week old so it’s hard to believe that any day now you will be earning the title of ‘big sister’!
Every day now you giggle as you tell us that you’re Mummy’s girl…….. Daddy’s bird……… and Nanny’s angel. Daddy is still by far your favourite but it’s always mummy that you call in the middle of the night!! And when nanny’s in charge you tell her you’re going out for tea and cake! (that’s my girl – well taught!)
** Disclaimer – this is definitely not a ‘how to potty train your toddler post’ This is more of an opportunity to laugh at myself and allow you to laugh along with me! **
I should start by saying that Hannah has been using a potty since she was seven months old – she had constipation issues and we introduced the potty in the hope she could comfortably go on it and she did. She has been using it morning, evening and after nap time since then and often at other nappy changes so she was familiar with it and happy to use it. It certainly was a help when it came to actual potty training.
Lots of people ask about potty training and the dos and don’ts and what worked and what didn’t, these are such hard questions to answer as every child is so different and they train at different ages and over different time frames. But I thought I would share a few thoughts about what I learnt along the way, we really do learn so much from our children!