Yesterday was such a good day. I decided to try potty-training Julia and I had quite a lot of success. She tinkled 5 times and even had a good bowel movement to end the day. I was jumping and squealing for her success. All of the kids joined in to celebrate with her. And every time she went, I gave everyone a piece of chocolate. This really helped everyone get on board with her. Julia loves praise, so it really seemed to work well.
Then, after dinner I gave all of the little ones a bath and put them in their pajamas. We had to go to Cub Scouts and it started at 7:00pm, which is when they usually go to bed. The boys did the dishes and got ready. We had lost Zach's Cub Scout shirt for the past several months and I was bummed that I was going to have to buy another one. As I was walking out of Eli's room, Zach presented himself to me in his newly found shirt. He was wearing it, he was ready, and he found the shirt himself. I was so elated.
Raef and Zach have finished their Bear requirements for Cub Scouts and then after carefully going through all of their requirements for the Religious Knot award doing Faith in God, Rinar and I realized that they had both achieved all the requirements for this reward. Yippee! Something else I could check off of their list.
It would seem that the whole night was going to get derailed when Julia started crying non-stop after we put her to bed. She was in misery and kept pointing at her ear. I gave her the white onion treatment and some Tylenol. She was up pretty late and cried a bit, but finally settled down and fell asleep around 11:00pm. When she woke up this morning, she was her old self again.
It was almost the perfect day. It is amazing how excited us parents get when the kiddos put their poopies in the potty. It is better than Disneyland.