Friday, December 16, 2011

Up for a potential sh*t storm.

It’s 5:45 in the morning, and I’m up. Boo. It didn’t mean to, but Chickerdoodles decided that she would be awake. This doesn’t happen very often, and I suppose that I should be grateful for that, but not at the moment.

Usually, I’d just let her fuss away until she settled herself down, but she has been getting her second-year molars, and she’s been fussy and fevery. Not a big deal, but she’s also been filling her diapers with Gusto! Oh yeah, changing her just won’t do; she’s had to be showered. Last Tuesday, “it” made its way down to her foot. I should really be sharing this story at high schools – “Now do you want to wear condoms?” One morning, she got up and she had been in such a condition for a while, and had a diaper rash that looked like a burn. It was down-graded to ‘red’ by the next day, but it was pretty awful for her.

Mostly though, all is well with her. She’s still too young to understand what’s going on with Christmas, but she’ll be pretty excited to unwrap presents, I think. I’ll keep you posted on that. I think that it’s only going to get better as we get to enjoy Christmas through her eyes. Right now though, we’re just re-decorating the tree as she pulls off the ‘treasures’ to run around the house with, and we repair and re-hang them. We usually put up the tree on the first Saturday of December, but it may change to the Monday before Christmas for a few years, since it’s getting maddening. Oh well, in ten days, it will all just be a fridge full of memories.

8 comments:

  1. Guess you need to hang the ornaments up higher. Tree might look funny though!

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  2. You've reminded me of things I've preferred not to remember. Raising a kid can be messy--often disgustingly so--but if done right raising a kid is a very rewarding experience. And as it my case, it's always fun to see them with their own kids having to go through went I went through. Pay back time! Love my kids and my grandkids.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  3. Oh the memories this brought back, two messy children and one who would only oblige a dirty nappy every three weeks, the other two weeks had to go to the hospital for a clean out. The good news is they do grow out of these problems.
    Have a happy Christmas all three of you,
    Yvonne.

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  4. Ha! Been there, done that! Have Fun! :-)

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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  5. That would be BRILLIANT birthcontrol! You absolutely should be telling that story in high schools. Poor little thing--teething and then diaper rash to boot.

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  6. Out of self-defense, and for our sanity, we didn't have a tree for age 2 AND for age 3. (Our boy was in his "terrible twos" until he was about 4. Not kidding.)

    Merry Christmas and a rash-free New Year!

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  7. trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people! happy holidays!

    cheers!
    ...TREK...

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  8. Oh well. Getting up early at least lets you plan a full day. Just down some coffee and eat a good breakfast. Have a Merry Christmas.

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