Friday, January 13, 2012


We have had a bit of a rough start to 2012, but things are starting to look up around here. 

Peanut decided to give us a bit of a scare and ended up in the hospital on New Year's Day.  He was my brave boy and didn't flinch for the iv, the CT scan, the chest x-ray and the sonogram even though he was in tons of pain.  He laid in my arms in his hospital bed for hours and hours alternating between just laying and just laying while watching Toy Story 2 (three times).  He only got upset over two things.  He adamantly refused to wear his hospital gown so he went without a shirt on and he did not want a band-aid when the IV was finally removed.  He peed in a cup and didn't have food or water for hours and hours, he took the contrast for the CT without complaint but HATED having the tape removed from his arm.  My brave brave little boy - isn't scare of anything other than shirts that a ton of other people have worn and band-aids.  Love that kid.  He is fine now, all mended and happy in health.

He is having some adjustment issues at school.  He has a substitute teacher because his teacher had surgery over the holidays.  If you had asked me two weeks ago, I would have told you that Peanut is my most adaptable child with little to no issues with change.  And then he would have made a liar out of me.  But we are working on it.  A wise friend told me that these are all but moments and they will pass as moment do.  So we have a new routine earlier in the week and some new things we are trying in the classroom too.  Still, he is my brave boy.

Little Man quietly confided in me today that he didn't get any special time with me and that it made his heart sad.  He is my most sensitive child.  I told him how sorry I was that we didn't get any special time together today and told him that I would make it up to him.  His eyes lit up and I knew that he already had a way that I could make it up to him.  So I asked, "What do you think?  What's the plan" and his idea was brilliant.  He said that I could make it up to him by reading books to him until HE decided it was enough.  I usually limit him.  Ok, I will read you 4 books now and then again later.  I can't sit all day and read to him, there are meals to make, diapers to change, houses to clean and oh yeah, I have been working 20 hours out of the house (thus the limited special time).  So tomorrow morning all of that is going to be put on hold and I have a feeling I will be reading for a very long time.  I also told him that I won't be going to work anymore.  I am still going to be working, but it will be from home and at least half will be done while he is sleeping.  My sensitive Little Man is very pleased with this new change. My sweet sensitive little boy.

And Sweet Pea, my daring little girl, who has decided that scaling every obstacle is her greatest challenge.  She is famous for stealing our cell phones and other gadgets and hiding them in shoes, couches, ride-on toys and closets.  Her words are coming fast and furious, changing by the day.  More, eat, here you go, upstairs, lock and load, daring little girl.  I wish she would slow down, not change so quickly but her daring adventurous soul doesn't stop for little old me.  My daring little girl.

Onwards and Upwards....lots of change happening for our family in the coming weeks. We are thankful to have our brave boy, our sweet boy and our daring little girl to keep us laughing and enjoying the crazy.


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    1. Hospitals stink. Glad Peanut is alright. Best to all from Uncle Kyle.