We're having a quiet month here. I know everyone talks about how intense December is, but for low-key me and my small children, we're keeping it pretty chill these days. We just hang around the house, run small errands, go to the library, watch movies (Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas has been a surprising hit with the boy.) I'm intensely grateful that the kids are too small still for school holiday activities.
Current reading stack. Yes, it's mostly cookbooks. And yes, I realize this makes me seem like the ultimate lame housewife. I don't know, I just haven't had the heart for fiction in a while. I tried to read the latest Jonathan Franzen and I sort of felt like he was phoning it in and the characters weren't compelling and it was too long. This coming from someone whose favorite books also function as doorstops, so . . . yeah. I stopped halfway through and I usually hate doing that.
I have been listening to Tina Fey's Bossypants audiobook, though, and thoroughly enjoying it. It keeps me company in the kitchen on the quiet afternoons when the kids take long naps. And I know, it's such a cliche for a girl like me (brown hair, glasses, kinda funny, kinda smart) to say "Tina Fey! She's just like me!" but I definitely felt that a lot while listening to the book.
(insert picture of potty training here. I have some cute ones but I feel a little icky posting those on the web, even if they're tasteful or don't show anything. . . you know what I mean?)
So, potty training. I swore up and down before I had kids I would never share this kind of info on the web, but it's been a big part of our life the past few weeks, so here it is. One morning I woke up and decided our almost 3 year old is really too big for diapers. And we went cold turkey. And you know what? It was a huge success. I'm glad I waited because David caught on fast. It's been about 2 and a half weeks and we are officially diaper-free! The unexpected bonus of potty training? We spent so much time in the bathroom that first week that my hair, makeup, and eyebrows have never been better groomed.
That's been our month. And of course we couldn't be more excited about the next few days of Christmas happiness.