Friday, July 24, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday- potty training again

Flash Fiction Friday, write a short story of 55 words, no more no less and report it to the G-man!!

One is three and goes just fine
the other is two and has trouble with poo.
potty chairs and booster seats and brand new underwear
it took a year to train her sister, as we went through many tears
today i sit and anxiously wait to hear her say
"I'm ready to go potty mommy!!"

Here ya' go G-man, sorry it's late i don't know where the week went i can't believe it's Friday!! i have been filling out tons of paperwork for the daycare licensing process, i need to get ready for a fire inspection next week we practiced fire drills yesterday and now i need some training videos, my Haley got too scared to run out of the house, she said "i don't want my house to burn mommy!" then when we tried to go a second time she hid!! so we need to train her where she isn't afraid. my Gillian though she was so cute running out of the house , i told them to scream "fire, fire, fire!!" to alert the neighbors and her and her cousin did great!! my tomatoes are wonderful and i planted some bush beans and tried to saute some, i mentioned this debacle in a prior post, well last night i looked at them and they are drying out. so i opened one up and it had what looked like a black bean in it, not a green bean!! So that is why the husk was so rubbery and tough!! huh i thought they were green beans i think maybe not, i will google these little bush beans and report to you later, as soon as i can get my photos to upload to this computer i have tons of pictures to show you. i need to get my nephew to school and here is my gratitude list 5 things;
1. today i am grateful for my recovery and willingness to work my steps.
2. today i am grateful for the change in my attitude to allow me the patience to care for other children.
3. today i am grateful for the bounty of vegetables i am receiving from my garden.
4. today i am grateful for the mistakes i have made, without them i would not be who i am today.
5. today i am grateful for the love i feel for myself and others. i owe this to the work i do in my steps and to my open mindedness that allows me to see things with a new perspective.
i hope you all find gratitude in your day and weekend. i am grateful for my blogger friends who always give the kindest words to my thoughts and i cherish how much it makes me feel a part of instead of alone. todays thought; "When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others"- Anais Nin




15 comments:

Fandango said...

Cats on a potty. If she doesn't learn can we dragons eat her. We love cats.
Great 55 with picture

Ours is up
HERE.

ChaiLatte said...

Great Friday 55! Aww, sweet Haley on the fire drill~ that's how I was with my mom when I was her age. I didn't like to leave her because I thought she'd be lonely! I always love your gratitude lists. You are a sweet soul.

Alice Audrey said...

I thought I'd never get my kids potty trained. They don't remember it, but it went on for years.

Angel said...

I'm so glad to hear that you have love for yoursel. You are coming so far in your recovery. I appreciate your comment on my blog about a 12 step program. I'm thinking of going to overeaters anonymous, even though that isn't my problem, it is still an addiction. I've went to some AA meetings, but didn't feel comfortable there. Anyway, thanks for all of your support. It means a lot to me!
Have a great weekend:)
Much love and hugs,
Angie

Mike Golch said...

that photo was cracking me up!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a great poem!!! My oldest was trained at 2 1/2, my youngest....just past 4!!! Yeah, she has always been lazy. Good luck.
Good training on the FIRE too...never too early to get them prepared. Suz

Syd said...

You'll have to check with Glog at http://ggetsinger-glog.blogspot.com/ because she is trying to train her cat Albert to the toilet. The photo is great. I wonder how many times they fall in the toilet.

Glad that the garden is producing. We had tempura vegetables last night. They were great.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

LOVE the pic!! How did you begin doing your grateful list? I'm always curious as to what prompted someone to do one. I've considered doing one again as i'm in a white knuckle phase of my own 20+year recovery. They come and go but I have to be ahead one step at all times. Love your list today.

Jadey said...

Great 55. I wish you luck with the training and hope that she is ready to show you what she can do whether it be number one or number two. TGIF and my 55 is up.

G-Man said...

I love your 55's Sue...
I also love your Friday posts about whats positive and precious in your life.
You are such a real person...
Thank you so much for sharing...:-)
Have a GREAT Week-End....G

Steve E. said...

Sure like your "55"...AND the photo.
I've seen cats DRINK out of the porclain fountain, but never do their business in it. Marvelous!!

Mona said...

THAT is one difficult task!

Amel's Realm said...

Love your Flash Fiction Friday and the cat pic. I LOVE cats!!! :-))))

And LOVE your gratitude list! GOOD LUCK on getting your license! THX 4 visiting my blog. I've been busy so I haven't been able to visit you...

Patrick said...

Loved the 55! The pic was priceless. I also thought the rest of the post was priceless as well, the fire drill brought me a smile...

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