Oh, week’s end! Last weekend I had the chance to have my lovely Goddaughter for the entire weekend because my poor brother and sister-in-law were so sick. I had almost forgotten how much time and energy a young baby requires… and how much fun they can be! The poor little thing was sick and didn’t even complain. She was so good and sweet. Like the great auntie I am, I got tons of pictures of her and posted them to Facebook. I even got her learn that I am Auntie. She’s such a little smartie. She got some great bonding time with my girls and The Mister. We all miss her. I got used to having Kahlan around all day and night. ::sigh::
I’m really proud of my girls. They handled the “new addition” to the house really well. Even Gracie, who doesn’t handle major changes in her routine on short notice very well, did wonderfully well. Of course dealing with the changes after the fact has been interesting and by interesting I mean fun and by fun I mean the exact opposite of fun.
Then on Monday, Eldest Girl woke up to barfing. Youngest Girl had to be picked up from school for barfing in the nurse’s office. They were both home through Wednesday. With Gracie’s issues with going to school, in that she’s resistant and would prefer to stay home forever and ever Amen, she was devastated that her little sister wouldn’t be riding the bus with her. She came home that first day livid, screeching about how unfair it was that her sisters dared barf and got to stay home while she had to go to school. It messed up her routine that they were sick. Nothing went as planned. No one could play with her. So much FUN! Luckily she managed to be thankful about not barfing herself. She moved past the stage of enjoying gagging and whatnot after she turned 18 months old or so when she realized it would make her barf.
Had to take Middle Girl to the pediatrician Wednesday afternoon for a suspected UTI and I’m still waiting for the results of her culture. [Just got them back: no UTI or bladder infection, yay, but could still be irritated. Girl issues suck.] Then Middle Girl broke her glasses and didn’t have them for three days, which further upset the apple cart. She got them back yesterday and was so happy to have them back she slept in them. 🙂 While we were at the eye doctor’s office I decided to order the girls spare glasses in case this happens again. I learned my lesson on that one. Gracie had been crying and walking around pretending to bump into things, squinting her eyes and saying,
“I’m blind! I’m blind! I can’t read!”
Yeah, ok. You’re not THAT farsighted. It’s still nice to know that putting her in glasses has been a positive and stress free transition for her and that such a thing exists. But transitioning away from glasses is a nightmare we don’t want to go through again. I’m just happy she LIKES her glasses… I know too many kids who hate their glasses. I’m lucky that my girls like theirs.
Of course this has been the week that my Fibro and diverticulitis decided to flare up, and with each passing day I’m feeling a bit more fatigued. I feel a day coming on where I’m going to need several hours of sleep after a good night of sleep. I good nap should be mandatory. Supper was taken care of already tonight since I made a pizza earlier in the day. Now I’m good with some yogurt and toast, and maybe some pomegranate green tea.
And praying that we don’t ACTUALLY get the predicted snow tomorrow. My bones and joints have been loving this mild New England winter this year, especially considering the fact that last year we had over 7 or 8 feet of snow and frigid temperatures to deal with by this date.
- How Many Words For “Puke” Are There? (littlefallofrain.wordpress.com)
- How to Recognize a Urinary Tract Infection in Your Child (everydayhealth.com)
- Illness and Autism (littlefallofrain.wordpress.com)
- Benefits of green tea (mnn.com)
- Better Health in Old Age thanks to Green Tea (wbsnhr69.wordpress.com)