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July 22, 2013

One of our goals before we leave is to have Jasper 100% potty trained. He is still basically at the same place he was ten years ago when I wrote this post.  This painting illustrates Jasper’s commitment to the cause:

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If you ask him, he’s keen. But he gets distracted pretty easily.

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Yesterday Jasper told me he was writing an email to Jesus:

Dear Jesus,

Give us back our trespasses.

Love, Jasper.

Maybe Jesus can teach him how to use the toilet consistently. But maybe not.

Hey, what tree did you get that from, Jasper

Hey Jasper, what tree did you get that from?

Speaking of bathrooms that aren’t being used…JD installed the toilet last night.  He flushed it just as I was falling asleep. It was a beautiful lullaby. This morning he installed a cabinet and mirror. While I was writing this post he came and Googled  “accidentally drilled into vent pipe”  and then asked me if I’d seen the boys run off with a caulking gun. So things are going well I think.

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Next post I will show you what J.D. built out of lego and give you a rough itinerary…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. MomC permalink
    July 22, 2013 12:07 pm

    I laughed so hard when I saw those two pieces of artwork – how appropriate, and how much the second child looks like Jasper! Too funny . . . .

  2. Andrea permalink
    July 22, 2013 2:14 pm

    You need to get that first picture framed and in his room. Yes.

  3. Jaelyn permalink
    July 22, 2013 2:28 pm

    Jasper is taking after his dad – JD wasn’t potty trained until he was three!

  4. Mary Caudle permalink
    July 22, 2013 7:26 pm

    Jasper’s young mind is continuously working ‘overtime’ … that is just the dearest “heavenly” e-mail he sent to God. Beautiful! He obviously is “too busy” to be focused on mundane issues like peeing in the toilet …. lots of time yet.

    PS: If he gets back his trespasses, then we can all rest assured he truly is the special little angel we think he is! We could all learn much from Jasper!

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