Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Stories of the week

Mary Louise just had an "accident". I put it in quotes because she was well aware of what she was doing but told me, with a guilty look on her face, that she "dus can't want to use da big potty right now." Nice. I told her I was aggravated. Her response? "My not yike you to be addavated. My yike you ta be happy Mommy!" Awe - sometimes her words are just wise WAY beyond her 3 years.

When I ask David if he'd like something to eat, his negative response is a quick, "no thanks" complete with a grin. It would seem, that consistency over the past 2 years or so is finally working...

Twice this week strangers have asked me, "are ALL of those kids yours?" (is there a faction of people that just go around collecting young kids that look alike just for the sake of parading them through places like the pediatrician's office and grocery?) I find this an odd and unfortunate question on so many levels.

Other comments (again, just this week):

 From a mother of twins the same age as ML and D - we've met in passing a number of times over the past 3 years: She saw Everett..."You had ANOTHER one?? POOR YOU!" (with a very sympathetic face) All I said was, "not at all."  with a really puzzled look - things like that always catch me so off guard...(for the record, I've always considered myself wealthy beyond measure...especially when it comes to family)

"You've got your hands full!" (my gosh, if I had a nickel for everytime...)

Last but not least - it's not a quote but an odd situation:
We went to the pedi with Everett on Monday. His cough was concerning and he and I are supposed to travel this weekend. We waited just over an HOUR in the waiting room and another 45 minutes in the exam room. Really?!?!

Needless to say, Mary Louise and David were just through the roof with energy and simply would not, could not be even a little contained after oooooh 20 minutes or so. I walked them around the waiting room more times than I care to count. It was a circle, with art on the walls, a fish tank shaped like a house and a movie on a television above. We walked around, and around and around. We discussed all of the colors and shapes in the art work. We counted the squares on the floor and made a game of jumping to whatever color square I called out. After awhile, Mary Louise looked behind me and waved. 2 other mothers had allowed their children to begin to follow me through the waiting area. They wanted to "play too". The mothers actually were watching - not saying a thing - and suddenly, I was teaching an impromptu class on basic counting and colors! I'm not sure I've ever seen anything like it...but supposed in that case, I should take such as a compliment?

David woke up with a 101 fever and congestion yesterday. Everett's diagnosis was simply viral sinus cold / congestion. His chest was clear, ears were great. He was cleared to travel provided his symptoms didn't worsen and I was told he sounded much worse than he was. He should not be contagious anymore...but apparently my crew was exposed to the nasties at the same time.

I was on the phone off and on all day yesterday with David's specialist. His surgery is still scheduled for next week but if this cold does not clear, it will be postponed. Anesthesia with congestion can very easily lead to pneumonia. I will bring him to his pedi on Monday to ensure clear lungs (provided he feels better) and we'll see from there. So far, today his temp has remained in normal range, but he's still quite congested - no worse though. A cold typically lasts 7 to 10 days...again, we'll see.


Mary Louise and David had swimming lessons on Monday evening. Again, David was apprehensive about joining in and didn't want to get out by himself. Now though, it may be that he just wasn't feeling well and this cold was just getting going...

Once he decides to join, he does fine and has a grand time!

Everett loves watching his big sister and brother!

and has been drooling up a storm!!

Kicking on their backs:

Teething...its coming...


Yoga moves while waiting for the "big kids" to play:

David floated by himself!

Mary Louise jumped out:

Just snacking:


and this is what sick looks like:


and in response to the ridiculousness the New York Times has chosen to post about the difficulties and "uselessness" of breast feeding lately:

If you don't know about this, don't waste your time...just take it as a pic of E in David's old onesie - one that completely cracks me up in the most childish way everytime I look at it! ha!


1 comment:

  1. "All those kids"? Really? Is three that many? I mean, one is too many for me, but three seems a pretty normal number these days. Rude!

    And breast feeding useless? Again, really? Isn't it what nature intended? It's like saying urinating is useless because we could all be catheterized or something.

    Have a great trip!