I don't often feel stressed. But this week I was stressed to the max.
It started last Saturday with Meridian coming up to us and saying, "I want to go potty". She did this once before about a month before she turned 2 and it didn't stick, so I figured this would be the same. However, something clicked this time and she has been going potty all week on the potty. But I do have to say, whoever said potty training in three days is the key, is a liar! Not in my house. She still has had accidents and has only gone #2 on the potty once. It's been a bit frustrating trying to bring her potty every 5 minutes, give her chocolate chips when she goes, and then go back to whatever I was doing, only to be called back to the bathroom again in a matter of minutes. If I'm not called into the bathroom, I'm called to see the mess she made while coloring on the floor, or on the kitchen counter, or in my basement, or...you get the picture! :) Man have I gotten a workout this week! Stress!
Xiomara is still teething. Only the one tooth, but man does she like to bite! I'll admit, I'm kind of miserable nursing her a lot because she twists, turns, pops off/on, and then bites me! Grr!! On top of that, I'm not losing weight while nursing (I never do) and I really am wanting to get back down in my weight. Stressed again!
Zoelle has been having some issues with her mouth this week and the tone/words that have come out of it. I've been working very hard on trying to speak life to her because I truly believe that the words we speak to our children bring life or death. But I also fail miserably. This week especially. :( It pains me when I look back on this week and realize how differently I could have handled things with her. Ughh! Because really, she is a good kid! Sometimes I'm so discouraged that I am failing as a mom! Does anyone else feel this way? Stress!
Add to all of this, the crazy idea to paint our kitchen, my Norwex party coming up this week, the girls' birthday party this week, Xiomara's dedication, and my procrastination on a special project that I am hurriedly trying to finish for Xiomara's 1st birthday. Yeah, I'm stressed!
All this to say, that this week...I may be scarce. I am going to try and write up some posts this weekend to publish while I am away, but no guarantees. And if you think of it, pray for me will you? That I wouldn't be stressed, that God would give me patience, that I would have the time to do it all, and have peace!
P.S. I posted the pics in black and white because I find it calming. :)