Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Historical Moments

Proud of her progress

Today marks an important moment in history in more ways than one. January 20th, although it feels like any other cold winter day, the world as we know it has experienced significant change.

From a dark starry sky which encompasses our swirling planet Earth, the scope narrows, bringing our North American continent into view, continuing the descent ever smaller to Washington (the state not the District of Columbia) and finally arriving – only to bring into focus our single family residence,
specifically, the bathroom. The scene is two elated parents and one small child, happy dancing while chanting "Yay Devi! Yay Devi!" Yes, today marks 4 successful days of wearing Princess Panties and the first day (a dry one) of wearing them to daycare like a big girl!! With any luck, there is no turning back now.

While I mean no disrespect to our newly
inaugurated President, Barack Obama, this is a major historical moment for two first time parents, struggling to make sense of the logic of a two year old's mind. Devi has taken to this particular ritual of undressing, performing, flushing, redressing and washing like a pro. The sticker chart and treats, while they do sweeten the deal, sometimes get forgotten in an effort to get to the true pay dirt of whoop whoops and the happy dance! (even the dog joins in from time to time)

In all seriousness, while I am proud of my daughter's accomplishment, I am truly filled with a sense of hope for this
country for the first time, in a long time. I feel this change is good, the challenge is huge, and the chance of success attainable...much like wearing Princess Panties for the very first time.

First time outside on the trike that Santa brought.

Cooking with Oma...I believe the creation
was noodle and bean ice cream


Peter and Nancy said...

Hooray for each historic moment, large and small! January 20 brings many reasons to celebrate. :o) I love that the dog joins in the potty excitement too.
-- Nancy

ColleenC said...

Yay big girl Devi! Truly a milestone! And yay Obama and change and hope, too!!!!

Amy said...

Congrats to Devi! A huge accomplishment! Yay for princess panties ;)

Our family said...

YAY for being a BIG girl!! It is too cute that the dog realizes the importance of the moments!! Have a great day.Gidget

CindyO. said...

YAY Devi---what a BIG girl..awesome news!

We have tried a couple of times with Luke--maybe third time will be the charm with him?! Maybe I need to buy Spiderman undies??

That is FANTASTIC!!!!

Pam said...

Yay for Devi. maybe she can show Micah how it's done.

rhonda owens said...

There ain't NUTHIN' like a newly potty trained kid. Nuthin', I say! :-)

The Pfeiffer Family said...

Great job Devi!!! Princess panities are so much better than pull-ups or diapers. Keep up the good work.
April :-)

The Labontes said...

Wow! Great job Devi and coaches! Hope is a wonderful thing isn't it?