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potty training
Caleb Black and White
I'm currently having a drama filled, self doubting moment.  I feel like a crap-tastic mom who is failing her child.  

Reason #1: POtty Training - He just turned 3 and goes in the potty very rarely (maybe when he first gets up and we are all in the bathroom getting ready to leave the house)  For the most part, he is completely comfortable with a diaper.  I've been using the training pants with the cool lining....they worked for like a minute and then he didn't care if they were cool/dry...he just didn't care.  When he was first born, I read a lot on the whole potty training issue, and most books said the same thing "don't rush him...let him go at his own pace...he will let you know when its time to train" and now I'm wondering if that was a mistake.  I mean, I would still go with the "his own pace" thing but he's three and preschool on base starts soon.  One of the requirements is that he is completely potty trained.  Now because of my failure to train him when he was younger...he can't start school.

Reason #2: Its no secret that I eat alot...and have a weight issue....and I think that its oozing into Caleb's personal habits.  Steven and I have both been working really hard to get both his and my eating habits under control but somehow, I feel like it isn't enough.

I'm just having a really shitty day and I feel even worse when I feel like I'm screwing up Caleb.  Maybe its a good thing that I only have one child.

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Oh, I should also add that Sarah is still convinced that milk can only be served from a bottle...not a cup. So, in order to make sure she gets plenty we still let her have a bottle. I've been reassured by many friends that she won't be taking a bottle with her to kindergarten. ::smile:: I don't know...she just might prove everyone wrong on that one. Again...try not to sweat the small stuff. There are many much more serious worries that we stay at home moms face daily. Bottles...potty training...big girl/boy beds...piece of cake. ;)

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