Big Girl Panties

Big milestone tonight! My two year old decided that she wants to wear “undies”. Fortunately, my mom had purchased a few pairs for her months ago that I had already washed and stored in her sock drawer for when she was ready. She hasn’t really been into potty training yet and we decided we would let her choose when she wanted to do it and not force the issue. At night she always sits on her potty with her choice of magazine (usually InStyle), but it’s rarely an eventful prelude to the bath. So I didn’t think this was going to be a successful first trial with the underwear. Much to my delighted shock, she totally got it! She chose the undies with the strawberry design. At the first feeling, she told me she was ready. She held it until I could get her on the potty and she tinkled!! I am sooo proud of her, and better yet, she is proud of herself!
All day it’s kind of been weighing on me that I’m going to get my tests done very soon. I wasn’t feeling nervous about the actual test process, just uneasy about getting results. Before I was, ya know, surfing the Crimson Tide again, it kind of felt like I wasn’t going to have to deal with all of this just yet. Of course I was thinking about it, but now there’s an imminence that wasn’t there before. Like my husband and I always say when something serious happens, “shit just got real up in this piece”.
So after my little one just up and decided it was time to put on her big girl panties and face her challenge head on, it reaffirmed to me that I have to do the same thing. So as the date approaches, I’m going to remind myself of this monumental time in my daughter’s growth and how she handled it so well. I can also handle my challenges well. I just need to put on my big girl panties and do it!

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