Thursday, July 11, 2013

The countdown is almost over...

...until the "Dual Divas of Down Syndrome" are reunited!
In case you missed our big announcement, this visit will hopefully be the last short visit because Mama Hop and Aunt Leanne will soon be part-time residents of our lovely new town.  We can't wait for them to see the condo we selected and Travis and I are going to take advantage of Aunt Leanne's awesome babysitting skills to be able to shop and make additional condo preparation plans.  We are SO excited!!!

Speaking of Aunt Leanne's finesse with children, yesterday she came up with a doozy.  We are potty training around here and Merryn made a poop in the potty which is a BIG deal because girlfriend isn't even 2 yet and she's catching on! 
So for her celebratory phone call, she requested we call Aunt Leanne.  Upon hearing Merryn's toileting success story, instead of the enthusiastic praise Merryn was expecting, Aunt Leanne replied: "Ewww!  Too much information!  You ruined my lunch!"
Nice, Leanne.  Real nice. 
What can you do?  Aunt Leanne is nothing if not honest and such topics don't really contribute to the most appetizing lunchtime conversations.
And even though Aunt Leanne can't feign excitement over a bowel movement, Mom sure can.  Go Merryn!  Woo Hoo!!!!  Once Leanne arrives and takes over potty training duty, she'll understand just how exciting that actually is!


  1. So jealous about potty training - hopefully you might already know I have boys - Benno is 2 and 3 months and he gives me daggers if I mention he should try on the toilet. He tells me the minute he's done a poo... why not before????
    Everyone always says girls are quicker to catch on. Good work Merryn.

  2. Hahaha, poor Merryn! Tell her Ms. Staci said yay (as if that will mean a thing in the world to her, lol). My oldest trained by 20 months, my next two girls were 2 and 2.5, and my only son - who I was most scared of - trained HIMSELF at 21 months. That was absolutely a BLESSING, but I said God was just blessing me for his delivery causing paralysis for 3 months. Scary times! Can't wait for Aunt Leanne and Momma Hop stories. I love reading about JoJo and Merryn.

  3. YAHOO Merryn! Still cracking up on Leanne's enthusiast praise! hahaha Only a mother would understand such excitement though...