Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Appointment and whirlwind day

This will be a busy day. I am stressed, though I am trying not to be. The boys have been fighting pretty badly today. Right now, they are all in the living room with me trying various acrobatics. Cody is practicing hopping on one foot, a skill he learned at T-ball. He enjoys practicing it. Jamie is trying too, but his is more of a violent two-footed hop. Not to say that Cody's hop is not violent. It is. Micah decided he wanted in on the action and he got on all fours and rocked back and forth with just as much violence as his brothers were exhibiting. Jamie accidentally threw a book on Micah's head and Micah actually got mad. It was kind of funny, but a scary glimpse into the future. Yikes.

So I have to see the ophthalmologist today. There are so many reasons I do not want to go to this appointment. Where should I start? How about the fact that I don't like this doctor? He has been extremely rude to me in the past and seems like one of those specialists who kind of has a god-complex.

Okay, so I wrote all that about eight hours ago. It is nearly 10 p.m. and I am listening to the sound of Micah crying inconsolably. He won't go to sleep. He has not even napped today at all. He is ten months old. I held him for a bit and he went to sleep, but as soon as I put him down he went nuts again. I think I'm going to have to let him cry this time because it doesn't seem to help long term for me to hold him. I don't know why he's so needy this evening. I'm feeling very tense and sad listening to him cry, but I feel like I don't have much option now. We already put him to bed once before and I ended up holding him because he would not stop crying. It makes me feel pretty mean.

Anyway, my appointment went very well. I never finished about why I was dreading going, and it's not worth explaining now, but suffice it to say I have been kept waiting for up to three hours before to see this doctor, and often more than two hours, so I was stressed about that. I also left my kids in two different places (Cody and Jamie in one and Micah in another), and I was mostly worried about how Micah would fair. But, a true miracle occurred and my appointment was not only on time, I was in and out of that office in ten minutes. TEN minutes! That is a world record for that place. I was so blessed and I felt this stress just lift off me.

I could say so much more today. It was an interesting day. Many gross things happened, and of course they all paled in comparison to Cody's incident yesterday when he fell into the septic field at the farm. He was so traumatized, and frankly, so was I. I still don't know how to deal with his runners. They have those little blinky lights on them. I'm guessing they will be toast, because I am strongly leaning towards putting them through the wash.

Anyway, it is late and I have not had time to do this properly today, so I shall have to attempt again tomorrow! Goodnight.

Oh, and courtesy of my sister-in-law, here is a quote from Jamie today:

Today Jamie saw an ant crawling across the floor he said, "Oh a
butterfly! it's cute."
He saw a beetle outside and said, "Oh a butterfly! It's cute."
He saw a fly in the window and said, "Oh a butterfly! It's cute.
He saw a mosquito on the wall and said, "Oh a butterfly! It's cute."
He saw a butterfly in a jar and said, "Oh a bird. It's a bird in the jar. It's cute."


Anonymous said...

Wow, I can not remember if I commented on this post or not. If I did, here is another comment. It sounds like you had a great time at your appointment and I am so glad that you got in and out so fast. Your bug boy sounds adorable. Here in the South we have a lot of roaches, big gross roaches. But my sons are facinated with them and they try to chase them saying "smack a roach, smack a roach" They will catch them sometimes and I think it is grody and gross but hillarious all at once.

Hope you are having a good day today. And thanks for the smile on my face from the butterfly quote.

CAT said...

Oh, that's seriously gross about the roaches! I have to say, the mosquitos and ticks here are disgusting, but I'm not sure I could handle cockroaches. I love the chant though! That's great!