Potty, porridge and plans.

February 29, 2008

Mirabile dictu, we seem to have potty-trained Lefty in a single day. As luck would have it, we hit it exactly right – offering the potty chair on the same day he seemed most interested in and inclined towards it. Off came the diaper for two days, and we had but one accident. He’s fully clothed now and very happy to come tearing in from outside to get to the toilet and receive his M&M. There will, almost certainly, be bumps ahead. For the moment, though, we are reveling in the idea that only 1 child in 6 is getting a diaper change during the day.

Last night at the store, I rolled through the health food area looking for more quinoa. I didn’t find it, but I did pick up a bag of Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal because it looked interesting. We fixed some this morning for breakfast. It. Was. Delicious. In fact, I may say that it rules completely over all of the hot cereals we’ve tried of late. A little bit of cream, brown sugar and one sliced banana later…oh my, it was good. The adults ate it. The baby ate it. Our oldest son tried it and asked if we’d make some tomorrow. Dinner tonight: Curry soup with lentils and suchlike.
As for the rest of the weekend…Disc 2 of Firefly, also 3:10 to Yuma. Weather permitting, we’ll pitch one of the tents and see how it goes. We may also go looking at lawn mowers (meh) and tillers (w00t!).

Lastly, here’s a nice tribute to homeschooling (with reader comments) by Anthony Esolen. If you haven’t read his Dante yet, you really should. No, I mean now. Shoo. Go away and buy it.



2 Responses to “Potty, porridge and plans.”

  1. Kelly Says:

    Congrats to Lefty! WOOHOO!!! Only one kid in diapers… I can hardly imagine how awesome that must be!

  2. PeregrinJoe Says:

    I tried the 10 Grain Cereal. It was excellent. I prepared mine with a little pat of butter, some milk, Splenda (I have to avoid refined sugar), and a chopped up banana. I had one smallish bowl at about 9 AM and wasn’t hungry again until about 1:30 PM. It will become a regular part of the diet now.

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