Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Twenty Things Quick



Did you really think I’d subject you to a whole 20 things?  That would likely exceed the number of functional brain cells I possess at this moment, so don’t worry about faking your disappointment :)


Fact:  I can brush my kid’s teeth when he’s fully asleep and propped up on the bathroom counter.


Fact:  He can only spit in the sink accurately 50% of the time in this state.  Ask me how I know.


Fact:  He is no longer throwing up!  YAY!


Fact:  He exchanged puking for whining.  Can I trade back?


Fact:  He’d been falling down quite a bit and developed a nice limp.


Fact:  Remember this?  The doctor who promised he’d be an Olympian because his feet weren’t straight?  There’s a worse doctor.



Fact:  I can barely write about this because I’m still so angry.  Momma Bear was ready to swipe.  Dr. Fancy Specialist claimed Itty Bit falling down in pain was growing pains.  Every question I tried to ask, he ignored me and replied to Mr. Daddy.  And he flat out REFUSED to look at a 5-second video I’d taken of Itty Bit limping.  They’ll do nothing.


Fact:  Happy thoughts, happy thoughts… We tried to bust out of our funk and went for a 3 hour Rhino ride.  I think the Rhino was happy.



Fact:  3 hours = 30 bumpy miles = unhappy mini bladder.


Fact:  That rifle is a necessity due to those random bears roaming the backcountry.  (Stupid Rachel, stupid… just gave yourself the pee pee shivers again).


Fact:  There are few things better than watching your husband teach your son the things he loves.


Fact:  That picture is wildly misleading.  There is a gigantic valley between them and the trees.  And on a clear day, the mountain just behind.  Truly breathtaking.


Fact:  Mr. Daddy gets excited about mud.  I can’t imagine why???



Fact:  We stopped at the edge of a thousand-acre commercial tree farm.  And could see the steam plant in the distance.



And it somehow made me so melancholy.  We’d just lost Mom and the steam was rising and felt like it was melting into the cloud cover that filled the entire sky.  If I could have shown you a panorama, it felt like it was surrounding us.


Fact:  Itty Bit was ignoring Momma’s instructions to quit hitting the trees.



Then a faraway gunshot scared the everloving snot out of this kid.



Fact:  I think he figured someone was shooting at him for hitting the tree.


Fact:  His expression did nothing for my ridiculous mini bladder.


Fact:  Anyone want to join me for True Story Tuesday next week?  I’m feeling kinda insecure about it – like being the first person to start the wave, and then nobody else joins in…?  If I promise a super-duper awesome family legend written by my very own Sis?  Come on, you know you love her… 



Fact:  Laundry is not my friend. Oh yes he did.



Fact:  I will make him wear that obscenely cute hat until it doesn’t fit him anymore.


And then maybe I will wear it.


Tina said...

My life has been so busy, I've missed a lot of blog posts. But I wanted to say that I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother.
I'll be praying that the right doctors come along for Itty Bitty to be diagnosed correctly. My daughter went through the same frustrations with my grandson. His feet were turned out when he was younger and she was told he'd outgrow it. Now...things are worse and surgery may be required. Something that could have been corrected with braces when he was younger!

Anonymous said...

Fact: I miss my Angel-boy!

GunDiva said...

I bet I can come up with a TST. Lord knows our family is as crazy as yours.

I'm frustrated for you over the doctor being such an incompetent nincompoop. (<--- that's my edited version because you know what a potty mouth I am).

Hugs to you all.

Jennie said...

Oh, I want to fight that doctor! I'm so sorry he wouldn't take proper care of your little guy's feet! I am infuriated for you!!!

Kmama said...

TST is coming back? Yay!!! I'm so excited.

is there another specialist you can take Itty Bit too? I would be livid, as I'm sure you are. What a jerk.

Floortime Lite Mama said...

FACT : you are sooo adorable
FACT : I luvs ya
FACT: I am so grateful that you sound a little upbeat - my heart has been breaking for you these past few months and I know you are obviously still dealing with so much pain - still its nice to read a little smile in your words
I never do TST's ( though I adore reading yours ) coz I am not funny enough

Brandi said...

Well, I think that sleep-spitting accuracy is pretty decent. Fully awake, mine only hit the sink 50% of the time! lol!!!

Okay, um... can I just be totally honest? Ya know I LOVE ya and it's hard sometimes to type something and have someone wonder if you were being snarky or not, so please get that I SO mean this in a lighthearted 'I would NEVER make fun of your deafness' way, but... trade back the whining for puke??? Really? PUKE?! ;)

Well, I will totally support you and give you a very definite possible maybe that I will link up for TST! Good enough? HAHA! No, really, I will. And, if nothing exciting (HA!) or TST worthy happens between now and next Tuesday... or if I don't have time to type it up, I'll link up an old post. :)

Brandi said...

Oh, and that doc is a big ol' horse face idiot lips (one of my all time fave Bub-ism)! Just sayin'. Or, maybe horses everywhere would be offended by that. Never mind.

Keep at it. If your momma instinct tells you to dig deeper, get another doctor, and another, and another, and another... You know him best.

scooterpie said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Laughed so hard-good thing my bladder isn't as teeny-weeny as yours!!

scooterpie said...

LOVE the tree-punching sequence-I can TOTALLY picture the whole thing! Did you pee yourself a lil? C'mon, be honest. You did didn't you?!

scooterpie said...

I say amen to the big ol' horse face idiot lips comment! I may hafta steal that one!

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

ya had me laughing and wanting to give ya a big ole Texas hug.... all at the same time.. and yes ! the hat must stay

Kameron said...

I love the hat too! Where did you get it? Glad that he is feeling better. Puking and/or whining really sucks.

robin said...

I just love that picture of Mr. Daddy and Itty Bit with the trees in the background... :)

Glad nobody's sick right now! :)

Anonymous said...

I like your twenty things. I am very sorry for your loss.

I know all about drs who are jerks,I am dealing with one myself right now. It is easy to find the jerks, and harder to find the find the good ones. Blah.

Foursons said...

What?! The specialist blew you off and you got ANOTHER doctor who wouldn't talk to you?! Aargh. Where do these doctors with their big fancy degrees come from?! I'm so sorry Rach, I hate that this isn't solved yet.

As for that hat- yes keep it on his little head for as long as possible! I'm a bit jealous that y'all are in coats and hats already.

Loving the picture of Mr. D and Itty Bit looking out over the horizon. Frame that one for sure.

Amy said...

Stick to your instincts. Find a doctor who will listen. I promise you will find someone. Momma knows!

This post was perfect. I needed to see this type of post today.... to check up on you and all ;-)

TST! Go for it baby! I would promise to be part of it but I just have to see what happens between now and then.

Glad that the sickness has stopped. Not shocking the the whining has started... I think it just comes with the sick part. blah.

Kelly said...

I've been really busy, but I do have a TST I've been holding onto about a gas station and a drive off that I would love to share on Tuesday.

I'm so sorry about the idiot Dr. and the fact that the Dr. refused to speak to you makes it that much more annoying! I sure hope Itty Bit is okay soon, and you guys get some answers.

Emmy said...

Bet he won't shake a tree again any time soon. Too funny.
That Dr is so annoying! I hope you find someone else

Heather said...

Oh lookie me! I'm actually reading a blog again!! I have missed your humor and the way you seem to find something to laugh about even when things are really, really stupid (a.k.a. Dr. Fancy Specialist.) Yes, I agree with another commenter -- can you take him to someone else? Second opinion??

Wish my kiddos would wear hats. Alas, it is not meant to be. : (

Unknown said...

First of all, I love all the colors! Too much fun! and riding the Rhino? I think I would have peed in happiness! Glad you are all starting to perk up, even if it backfires every now and again.

Need me to come beat some sense into the docs? Cause you know I can. I'm already halfway there. :)

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

That picture of Itty Bit and his daddy is perfect!
I love the last one too. The older he gets, the more he reminds me of Dylan!

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