Tuesday, July 17, 2007
PARENTS TAKE FIRST BATTLE
Monday night's battle began a little later than anticipated. Mother and Father gave the "last kiss and tuck-in" followed by lights out at 8:30 p.m. Just a minute later, Laurel opened fire. "I need to go potty, Mommy." Now Laurel had been informed that Mommy was not coming in again tonight. So Daddy came in to take her to the restroom. Or course, crying ensued. The tantrum continued through the trip to the potty and back into the bedroom. She was placed in bed and only tried to come out one more time. Brad scooped her up, didn't say a word and put her back in bed. The crying finally stopped at the 33 minute mark. While to some this may seem like a long time, the Cupits say they had prepared for longer. "The real test will be how things go tonight," said Maren in an interview on Tuesday. The Cupits appreciate all the well-wishes and prayers said on their behalf. Additional strength and perseverance are necessary in trials like this one!