The second half of this week is crazy. Christian and I will be out of town at different times and in different places. We will be in Thibodaux for the better part of the weekend and on Monday morning I have a hearing in Lafayette. I have a million things sitting on my desk at work that are in need of my attention and La Luz clearly needs it as well. We have hit a wall with her potty training and I just can't figure out a way over it or around it. The wall is that she refuses to go to the bathroom at school. Some of my good friends have confessed that they never once had to use a school facility. I find it hard to believe but also a bit reassuring. On the other hand, I know it isn't healthy and that she needs to learn how to do it. Earlier tonight, in a moment of frustration and weakness I resorted to another bribe. I told her that if she went on the potty many many times for multiple consecutive days I would take her to the toy store. At first she said that she would like to purchase an orange scooter with a seat on it and later, thankfully, changed her mind and opted for a new doll. Now I have to spend the rest of my night creating some sort of colorful and enticing chart that keeps track of her progress on the potty at school. I know it doesn't have to be like this. If I were at home with her every day there would be no pressure and no guilt. If I were here I wouldn't be worried about what school thinks about her progress, and here I am getting ready to pack my bags for another trip. I guess it will always be something as long as I am working and I will always feel like it is because I am working and not because I have the most independent, strong-willed, stubborn, headstrong two and half-year old EVER.
Stubborn or not, she is perfect in my eyes: