Shortly after we decided to attempt potty training, my husband returned to the East Coast for an unexpected business trip that extended into three weeks. Back in our Navy days, a three week trip was considered a "short trip," but I think that is the longest trip he's taken since we moved to Idaho, so it seemed like it was never going to end!
That's part of why I quit potty training - it was just too lonely/boring/poopy/not working being stuck at home all day and night, without even really any breaks for a run longer than 30 minutes.
Anyway, I'm so thankful for the friendships that we've made here - while D was gone this time, friends invited us to play and for dinner, offered to watch M so I wouldn't have to take him to the grocery store, invited us to birthday parties and even helped remind him to use the potty. ;)
We're so very, very thankful for these friends, and I am mindful of all my girlfriends, including my sister and my sister-in-law, who endure those long Navy deployments year after year.