So in all frankness and no eloquence, the potty training update:
Most mornings we've woken up, and I've thought we were headed for a disaster of a day. And after the first three days, I was confident the "I hate mom" stage had begun.
If I were to venture to say one thing that has worked in our favor, it would be the fruits of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control have gone a long ways this week. Note taken for the rest of motherhood.