.Asher came down with hand foot and mouth disease this week. Ash was pretty miserable the first couple of days and the rest of the week was a bit challenging because I'm trying to keep our highly contagious little guy away from other children! I pick Roman up from school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after taking Aaron to work and I always let the boys play on the playground for a bit but this week I had to quickly usher us all home. I was also disappointed to miss out on watching Roman at his "walk-a-thon" at school yesterday afternoon but I just couldn't bring my little polka dotted virus laden 3 year old there It seems obvious that Asher picked up the virus from Roman's school (through Roman is my guess) but still.
.Having said all that, hand foot and mouth disease potty trained my child! Ash is literally the most strong willed human being on the planet ( I will bet on that ) and I have never full out started the potty training route with him because I knew it would be something that he would have to just decide for himself. He is extremely particular and has been for years. At a certain age he refused cloth diapers, he has refused certain brands of diapers, he has to wear particular clothing and suggesting underwear to him was futile to say the least. He has a little potty and has peed in it on occasion and he has known that he has the option of choosing from a drawer full of little underwear but I haven't pushed it. His rash this week was really intense and diapers were irritating him so he decided that he would wear underwear and pee in the potty and that was that! Pretty awesome.
.Side note: I want to know, what do ya'll think of the capsule wardrobe stuff? I've gone back and forth about my feelings on it. I am just not a trendy person and usually don't fit in among the latest crazes. :) I did spend a good couple weeks really scouring the un-fancy site + feeling a little inspired. I usually find myself intrigued by all things minimalistic, clean and organized. There is something calming in that for me. I don't so much buy into the rigidness of it all ( and I'm not sure sure what's minimalistic about a $1000 three month wardrobe, am I right? ) but I do like the thought of thinking more deliberately about my clothing. I often find myself impulsively buying an item of clothing and then basically hating it after one wear. I'd love to gravitate towards owning more basics and sorting through the cluttery random pieces of clothing that seem to not flatter me and yet stick around for years taking up space in my closet.
And as a closing "random thing" for the day: I happened upon these adorable little Foxfire umbrellas on Zulily!
They are killing me. I have always wanted cute little umbrellas for my boys and they are only $7.99! They even have matching raincoats + boots.
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