Can I just start by saying that there are probably few things creepier in life than sitting downstairs by yourself late at night and hearing the training potty in the bathroom start singing for no reason? It's only supposed to sing when Siah uses it. And there have been several instances late at night when it just starts up for no reason. It's perfectly clean and dry - I have no idea what's triggering it. It's makes me feel like it's going to come to life and attacks us soon. Like Chucky. Which I've never seen, but he looks really scary.
It's Birthday Week!
TJ found out last week that he will most likely be working every single day for the month of February, so we celebrated my birthday last Sunday night. Somehow Richmond has managed to get a new, swanky restaurant called Hangers that is definitely for special occasions, and it is SO fun. I loved it so much. We got to sit by the fireplace and the atmosphere is super romantic with low lighting and candles. It was a great date. I couldn't decide what I wanted as a present for my birthday, and I've desperately been needing glasses, so we just decided that that could be my present. I'm usually not one for practical presents, but I really couldn't think of anything for TJ to get me. So I went to get my exam and pick out frames, and the whole thing ended up being way cheaper than we expected. You can say what you want about TJ's crappy work schedule, but they sure have blessed us with great health insurance. I feel like, "Sure Josiah, climb that tree. If you break your arm, we'll be ok." :-) Not really, but close. So anyway, we went out to eat and then stopped by Walmart to pick up some floor mats for my car when we wandered past the electronics section. As we walked past the Xbox stuff, and I mentioned that someday we should get a kinect, because I really would love that dance game that's on the commercials, and it would be a good workout. And my wonderful husband looked at me and said, "I'll get it for you right now for your birthday." And I almost cried. Unfortunately Walmart was out of all the versions of the kinect dance game, so I'll get it later, but we have been having so much fun with the new game. And it really is a total workout. I haven't really worked out since the beginning of my pregnancy, so just jumping and leaning and punching is a lot. :-) I can't wait to get the dance game though.
In other birthday news, my awesome mom brought me a cupcake from GiGi's to kick off brithday week yesterday. I am eating it a little at a time so it lasts. I love their giant cupakes. It made my night at lot better, as Josiah decided to regress in his potty training last night. I've been putting him in underwear at home in the hopes that he'll be more likely to want to use the potty if he doesn't have a diaper on. Last night he couldn't have cared less. I changed 4 pairs of underwear before I finally gave up and put him in a diaper. I was totally feeling like a failure. So the cupcake helped. But this morning, as of 10:30, I am happy to report that we have been awake for 2 1/2 hours with no accidents yet. Probably because I'm more focused on making him try more often, but whatever works. I'm going to be so glad when potty training is over.