This next section may seem trivial to some. It might bore others. But I don't think that it can be ignored or omitted. Each one of us went through it, and it's a normal part of development. Plus, I'm pretty sure that our experience with Jordan was a bit a-typical. Surprise.
I'm referring to the once in a lifetime, fun-filled days of potty training. The first time that I documented from my journals, I actually omitted the parts that portrayed me as a psycho mom, who appeared to be in dire need of a vacation. But I knew this wasn't okay.
That's right, in this blog you get the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I mean, why not? Maybe some of you out there can learn from my mistakes. I might not know everything about parenting, but I do know that our kids have the uncanny ability to push us to our ultimate, sometimes mind-blowing, limits. And I ask you, who can think straight while in that state of mind? Definitely not me.
I'm also open to sharing all of the pleasant, and not so pleasant, details because thankfully we now have the beautiful, confident, high achieving, intelligent eighteen year old Jordan. So I'm assuming we must have done something right along the way. Right?
I hope it's obvious that I'm not sharing our story so I come out looking like the mom of the year. Far from it. I'm writing Us Too because families have issues. Kids and parents can have emotional problems, chemical imbalances or strong personality traits. I know that I've said this a number of times, but the more these issues are understood and addressed, the more ability we will have to support and help one another throughout our lives.
Basically in our family, like in most, we were all doing the best we could with what we had.
Stay tuned. There is a poop-load more potty talk to follow...