I had this post ready to go for Monday, but after the Boston bombings I became a little disheartened with humankind. It was a tough day all around. On the same day, one of my best friends moved to New York and it was the anniversary of her father’s death. I knew that it was a difficult day for her and was preparing for our good bye when I heard about the bombings. It was just too much and I felt empty.
Here it is…another potty training post. Not intentionally. Unfortunately, this time I have to talk about the potty.
Saturday was a potty training break through…we had the first poo poo in the potty. I
bribed promised Will that if he did that, we would go for ice cream. We celebrated at Dairy Queen.
I wanted to make sure that William knew why we were there, so I told anyone within ear shot that we were celebrating poo poo in the potty. Although completely embarrassing (and I’m sure the teens going out on a date were not appreciative), I made a huge deal about William and his accomplishment. We ordered our ice cream during this constant praise and sat down to enjoy.
It wasn’t until I was entering the receipt into my budget a couple of days later that I noticed that the cashier gave me a discount. I was truly touched. It wasn’t a lot, but it was definitely a little act of kindness for my accomplished son. He didn’t make a big deal about it, but just extended a little bit of benevolence our way.
I’m turning 35 this year and decided a while ago to celebrate with 35 acts of kindness. I already have a few ideas in my head, and it will probably take the entire month of October to do, but now I am so excited to do this. I just know how I felt when I saw that receipt and hope to extend those feelings to someone else. I’m still looking for ideas, so please pass them my way!