Monday, January 4, 2010

The next phase...

As a mom, I have had to clean up potty and poopy more times than I can count. Since I'm a boy mom, that means sometimes I wasn't quick enough with the diaper change. Since I've toilet trained two kids so far, I've had to clean up poopy during the training phase. Potty and poopy do not bother me.

I've had the experience of being puked on by a child. I've had to hold them while I also hold a large bowl in front of them so they don't get it all over the floor. Yet, there are times when it HAS gotten on the floor, and I've cleaned it up. Puke does not bother me.

For some reason, my children are prone to nose bleeds. Caleb can take care of this on his own now, he can tell when it's coming. It has only happened once or twice for Sarah, and Gabriel has actually had one already, too. But blood doesn't bother me, even though it's been really bad at times.

All the hurts and owies. Scraped knees. None of that stuff bothers me.

However, there is something coming up...a milestone if you will...for Caleb, perhaps in the next couple months, that I just don't know how I'm going to handle.

The losing teeth phase.

I can't stand it. I really can't. I've had my friends' children come up to me with excitement and say, "Miss Chrissy! Look! I have a loose tooth!" and I just have to turn my head and tell them how wonderful it is. But I don't mean it.

I'm really not sure why it bothers me so much. I know it's a natural thing, but I really just cringe when I think about it. And my friends probably think it's comical when they see me react to their children.

Last night I read on facebook that Caleb's friend, Alli, had her first loose tooth! I told her mommy she shouldn't have said anything (she knows how I am)! ;o) But I realized what that meant...the time for Caleb will be coming soon.

So I'd better mentally prepare...

5 comments:

Causey Fam said...

At least God gave you a head's up!

cheryl & dave w. said...

i'm the SAME way...i am not sure how i will handle that phase. thank goodness i have a while before i have to worry about it......

Mindy said...

I'm that way with teeth, blood, and ESPECIALLY puke. Sigh. Maybe I'll get over it when I have kids someday.. actually I think I'll have to.

Tina said...

Mindy - no fears - I hate to change other peoples kids (their diapers make me gag) and if someone other then my kids puke, I puke, even my husband, etc.
So it is different with your kids.

Bronwen said...

wellllll, I wasn't expecting you to say teeth in re: to Caleb's milestone...bc there are aspects of Zane growing up...and milestones if you want to call it that...that I also F-E-A-R. Parts of said...milestone...have been around for a while and being a boy mom you have also um, experienced them, and I do not like that part not one little bit. Maybe I need to grow up? But really I don't like it...I really really don't like it...if you know what I'm talking about...icky.

OHHHh, and btw, I tried to pull Rhiannon's 2nd tooth a few days ago but it wasn't loose enough and now it's all wiggly and twisty and it bled some...see now aren't you glad you invited me to your blog??! :) :) :) :) hahaha! Made you flinch didn't I? :) :) :) LOL! True story though, I'll keep you posted when tooth #2 lets go b/c I know you're just dieing to know right? You know I love you!! :) :) :)

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