Dear Dishes-fairy, I’m writing to clear up any mis-communication that we may have. You may be under the impression that I do not believe in you becuase in years past I never left a dirty dish in the sink. I want to make sure you know that this is not true. I DO believe in you!!! To show you how much I care, I will be leaving dishes in the sink especially for you. Don’t be shy! Don’t be discouraged if I do this frequently, I just want to make up for years past and show you how much I truly care.
Oh, and if you see your cousin, the Laundry-fairy, feel free to bring her along!
Vein Puncture Syndrome. That’s what it has been diagnosed as. I know you are thinking “What does veins and passing out have in common?” The answer is genes…
It all started when Cookie got a brain freeze. She screamed bloody murder (scared us all to death!) arched her back and went completely limp. Luckily I was standing next to her and caught her on her way down as she was sitting on a bar stool. We gently helped her to the floor and she was then wide awake as if nothing had happened. Strange. It happened about a month later…same situation…ice cream and a brain freeze than then the scream and limp. This time she was on a chair and I was again standing next to her and caught her arm to stop her fall. 2 time in 1 month…we took her to the Dr. – he referred us to a Neurologist.
My husband gets woozy when he sees or gives blood. Has for ever since he can remember. This is called vein puncture syndrome and is hereditary. Basically it means that when something happens, it makes them pass out. The Dr. has seen kids that when they bump their elbow they will pass out…with my daughter, it’s a brain freeze…stimulus = something cold, response = passing out.
It has been 2 years. We’ve eaten ice cream …lots! and nothing. Yesterday at Sams Club they had a taste test for frozen fruit. Cookie took too big of a bite and suddenly she was screaming (not as loud as before) and going limp. I was really worried that she was choking because it was a chunk of fruit, not ice cream. Thankfully she was sitting in the basket of the cart by where I was so I caught her head. We had a crowd of staring people! It was great!
So I guess she hasn’t grown out of it…and from now on…when she eats cold things, she sits on the floor!!!
We like to play “I Spy” while we are driving around in the car lately. It keeps the kids from fighting and they are learning their colors really well! Last night we were playing for about 10 minutes and as we got close to home someone announced their “I Spy” and Tater yells out “Reindeer! MY turn!!”
At preschool, Cookie earned a treasure from the treasure box for writing her name at home and taking it to school. She was so excited and came home with a little red capsule that looked like a pill. (worried me for a minute actually!) After dinner we placed it into a clear cup of water and waited. A little while later a horse shape came out of the capsule and I had Cookie rinse the rest of the jel cap off of the red horse. I then suggested she take it out and go play with it. Imagine my surprise when she started crying! She says “I want to leave it in there so it can grow big!” I explained that it wasn’t going to get any bigger to which she really started to sob and says, “But MOM! I want a friend to ride and play with. That is too little! Put it in the water some more!” Poor thing! She has left it in the water and hopefully forgotten about it for a little while, but how am I going to explain!!
Tater was sitting at the top of the stairs BEGGING to go in the naught corner a few nights ago. It was honestly really pathetic! He hadn’t been feeling well all day, but knows that if he is in the naughty corner, then he’s not in bed, so he was begging for the naughty corner. Jefe thought it was really funny and just laughed at him. After a few minutes we brought him downstairs and held and rocked him for a few minutes. Poor kid!
He tried it again tonight. Since he was just trying to put off bedtime and has been feeling fine, we gave him a love and a kiss and sent him off to bed. ;o)
Driving around the other day, Tater started chatting with me- Tater: Mount’ns Me: yep, Mountains. Tater: BIG Mount’ns Me: yes, you are right, big mountains. Tater: Big Mount’ns in her-tah. Me: what? Tater: Big Mount’ns in her-tah. (he means Utah but is saying her-tah in stead!) Silly kid!
At my brothers wedding a few weeks ago, things were pretty crazy. Saturday was a day filled with go, go, go! We woke up in the morning to get everyone ready while mom and dad went early to the wedding. 11 people to get ready! Not just that, but we were not returning to the hotel the entire day, so we needed the wedding clothes, everything for the luncheon and then our clothes for the reception that night! We packed everything into bags and loaded into the van. After the wedding and the luncheon we are all changing into our reception clothes to head over to where that was taking place and I cannot find my shoes anywhere. I was sure that I put them in the bag! I ended up wearing the brown shoes that didn’t match, but at least I had shoes!
The next day as we are going to leave, we opened up the safe that the hotel had in the room and there were my shoes! Apparently SuperKid thought that my shoes were worth more than the $7 I paid for them at Walmart! ;o) They were very safe and even still unused.