A Special Thanksgiving Message…


As Celine Dion has said over and over again in one of her many Christmas songs- These are special times, times we’ll remember.  With that being said, I’d like to take a moment and thank sweet little baby Jesus for blessing me with a Thanksgiving/Christmas miracle.  Yes, that’s right- miracle.

Kelan- is finally potty trained!  Even as I write this my bank account is sighing with relief, as am I.  Three down and one more to go people.  I would also like to thank The Hornell Children’s Home and Kelan’s teacher Ms. Marie for their resilience and determination in helping to achieve this amazing development- I could not have done it without you.  I hope your Potty Party in celebration of EVERYONE in your class being potty trained was a blast.

Also, I’d like to take a moment to recognize Kelan’s older brother Kian.  Thank you son, for showing your brother that regardless of where you are or who’s around, you’re not afraid to pull your pants down.  Even if the neighbors are hosting a family reunion on their deck and you’re playing in the yard.  You never shied in the face of adversity- you exposed all and showed them what you were made of- right there in the yard. Or when riding your bike up and down the sidewalk and nature called, you saluted that call and marked the other neighbor’s tree- in the front yard- while vehicles drove by.  That’s right Kian, I’m proud of you for showing your brother- When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.

I would also like to thank my husband.  Your excessive amount of bathroom time has shown your son the importance of enjoying the bathroom experience.  ‘A good book or map and a warm toilet seat are all I ask’- (your motto) and you should be proud to have passed this on to your children.  Just the other night Kelan called from the toilet- “Momma, I need a book!”  It warmed my heart in ways I can’t explain.

Mother’s everywhere are reading this and nodding their heads with relief as well- you know what it’s like.  Getting children potty trained is cause for tears and celebration.  So join me in a collective sigh and smile.  Normally I’d say something about it being the little things in life, however, if you ever had more than one child in diapers or even just one child in diapers- the day they become potty trained is truly a VERY BIG THING.

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Meghan Dwyer

Meghan K. Dwyer is an aspiring writer, misanthrope, cystic fibrosis advocate, wife and mother of four beautiful children. She lives in rural Western New York with her husband Chris and their four children Braeden, Kian, Kelan, and Ailey. She has a love of writing and in her spare time, enjoys a good book, sharing a glass of wine with friends or family and gardening. The name of her blog A Message of Mean from Meghan was inspired by an email containing that title, which was sent to her sister and friend. Her writing is full of sarcasm and truthful, yet at times, abrasive humor. Her blog is about sharing her thoughts of her day, confessions as a mother, and opinions about life in general as a kind of therapy. Meghan has written two romance novels in her Ellington Manor Series- a three book publication. When One Door Closes and Almost Forgotten are both available now on Amazon.com and Barns&Noble.com, as well as her other works, A Message of Mean from Meghan and newly published Confessions of a Bad Mom. She is currently working on Hoping for Happiness, the final book in the Ellington Manor Series.

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