Saturday, October 10, 2009

One More Sleep

I'm so excited, my mom just left Denver (where it is 24 degrees and snowing) and is on her way here to visit us. She's the greatest visitor we have- this is her 3rd trip in just over 2 years. Another reason she's the best? She's been receiving all my Amazon packages and buying goodies of her own for us-2 full suitcases worth.

Hopefully it will stop raining here at some point; it's been pretty constant now for I don't know how many days-3? 4?They're all blending into one, long, dreary day. The kids are off school next week (there're two Brazilian holidays during the week, of course requiring an entire week off school), so being stuck in the apartment all together could get a little...cozy.

Here she is earlier this week, out on a bike ride:



Do you know what she wants to do while she's here? Potty-train Pedro. I think she's crazy as potty training pretty much my least favorite parenting activity so far, but I'll give it a shot with her. The kid does NOT want to sit on the potty and he's probably our most stubborn kid. She's armed with potty treats and potty presents, so we'll see.

But, at least for now, the score is even: Grandma 0 - Pedro 0.

I'll be sure to keep you updated.

11 comments:

Janice said...

Yea for Moms. I need to start potty training toothsome #4. I always wait until my kids are three and now I have no excuse.

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

That is one awesome grandma to take that on. I am perfectly happy that I am way beyond that point with my children.

Jeanie said...

I'm looking forward to hearing the final score.

Lucy said...

It will be fun to see how the potty training goes. Aren't grandmas wonderful? Your mom looks so cute in her biking picture. We see where you get your good looks and athleticism.

Do your kids act REALLY spoiled for a while after a visit from grandparents?

Betty said...

Sounds like much fun to come. Your mom is really young looking and fit! I´m sure she´s up to it.
Can´t wait to hear more!

Fabiola said...

I hope she made a safe trip to Rio. I haven't been in any Rio airports this week, but a few of my co-workers got stuck at the airport on Thursday and Friday due to the bad weather.

Fabiola

Janet said...

Have fun with your mom! And potty-training...Justin has shown a little interest but too bad for him, I'm not interested AT ALL!!

Awesome Mom said...

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. I would have showered my mom good money to potty train my kids but she was not going for it so I had to do it all by myself, ugh!

Kari said...

Well, your mom will make the week fly by! We were at your house one time in MX City when she was there visiting. Great photo of her riding her bike. :)

Abby said...

Fun! My mom came to town yesterday--first time she's been to visit us here, so it is very exciting.

Ave said...

Ditto what Lucy said. I have been reading your blog for a while and have often thought that you and your mom are both hotties! That is awesome that she is coming to potty train. You should go get a massage and a cool drink.