Painting the Nursery
High: It's done! Well, we have yet to remove the tape to discover what touching up needs to be done, but it's very, very close to being done.
Low: My involvement here was limited, so there's not much to complain about. I'm sure the husband could offer up an earful. Mostly, I had to offer my acceptance of the color once on the wall, then keep the kid out of the way.
It's hard to tell here, but the color is exactly the pale pink I was hoping for. It's not obviously pink at all on the wall, which I love.
Highs: Few and far between. In all fairness, I think this is how it usually goes. The exception, of course, being those parents who tell you that their child trained themselves. I would like one of those children next time, please.
Lows: Too many to count. I think potty training may be even more stressful than the many, many months that Bub did not sleep through the night. And, judging by the entire shelf dedicated to baby and child sleep books, that was a very stressful time in this house. We hadn't initially intended to start potty training now, but we had some early success introducing the potty and we decided to capitalize on his interest. While he likes the occasional piece of candy in exchange for a quick pee before bathtime, he's not particularly interested in interrupting his daily schedule of Clifford and playing trains for running to the potty at regular intervals. I'm one pee on the floor away from putting him back in a diaper and calling it a day.
High: Golden Oreos.
Low: None, obviously, see above.