August 28th, 2011
I feel really hesitant to say that Ulysses is potty trained, but the kid seems to be. We started the deed in June. Man–no one told me how hard it was going to be. It felt really similar to the way I didn’t understand what motherhood would be like until those first few weeks. Phew! I have no idea how many hours upon hours I spent sitting with him on the floor (and still do some days), reading books and singing songs about the potty, telling him how proud everyone would be, and so on. Anyhow. I really hope the kid is trained because I cannot imagine having to do it again.
Back to the his little man boxers. It is really hard to find non-cartoon underwear, but I did find a few pairs of boxer briefs that were plain. They are pretty pricey, so I decided to make some pairs with t-shirts Ryan had stained or was not wearing anymore. I picked up a few yards of elastic and just eyeballed a pattern from the pair I had. These were pretty successful although I cannot seem to make the elastic quite big enough. I think I increase it with each pair and it turns out to be a bit too snug, but still wearable. I also tried some tighties in a fire truck print he picked out from the knits at Jo-Anns but those were a bit more complicated for me for some reason.
We spent a lovely weekend camping with about 10 other families. I was pretty nervous about it, but it turned out to be so fun! We had a lovely party planner in the group who planned most of the meals, had everyone bring a portion of the supplies, and then she cooked as well. There was a beach and the kids got along great and I managed to pack everything we needed to be comfortable. We all lost some sleep, but not too much. A success for certain!
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