Friday, December 28, 2012

Things Toddlers Say

My little two year old told me while trying to decide where to eat, "King Burger has a playground!"

Friday, December 21, 2012

Things Toddlers Say

MageePrincess asked me, "Are you big girl like me Mommy?"

I replied with a smile, "Yes, I am."

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Are You Hurt, Mommy?

This past Monday that's the first thing that caught my attention after the ladder I was on slid down the wall, popped off the fireplace(I'm guessing), landed flat on the hardwood covered concrete floor, all while I was screaming, then screaming one last time as I rolled off the extension ladder onto my back and grabbing the skin on my left kneecap so blood wouldn't go everywhere. I look up and my sweet little 2 year old and 4 year old at a close but cautious distance and hear from the two year old, "Are you hurt, Mommy?"

"Well, yes. But I'll be ok." Stay calm. Is my phone in my pocket? Ok. Good. Dial 911... don't freak out, your children are watching. Don't freak out.

The 911 operator answers and I request an ambulance. I'm so glad they are so calm. Hang up with 911. "4 year old, please go unlock the front door." 4 year old unlocks the backdoor. "Good job! Ok, now I need to you go unlock the front door and yell for help ok?" I hear the front door unlock and open, "My mommy is hurt. Please help my mommy!"

4 year old comes back and around the same time 2 year old hands me an unbroken ordament from the display 6 or 8 feet above the fireplace I was finishing. "No! No! Get back in the kitchen! Please play around the train table. Back in the kitchen - both of you!!!" So the kids get back in the kitchen area and about this time the army of firemen and EMT guys show up.

They were complete professionals and very curteous and very good with my babies. I can't remember all they asked or did but remember them checking my spine and neck. Getting me into a neck brace and back brace. The fireman with 8 babies of his own getting 1 year old out of his crib and packing up diapers and his bottle and taking the babies across the street to our neighbors. Being lifted onto a stretcher, stretcher being lifted into the ambulance. Taking a ride in the ambulance that seemed to take a long time but was probably only 10 minutes tops. Waiting in the ER for a little room. My sister showing up and making me feel safe and calm just talking with her. My husband showing up and feeling even safer because my knight in shining armor was there.

Now for the "fun" part... I got xrays of my knees, legs and ankles. Then got a CT scan of the rest of my body - head to knee. Even my insides were checked out. They also verified that I have a brain contrary to belief after my stupid attempt of being on a ladder without any other adult around.(ps I should have listened to my husband) Turns out I got 4 broken ribs from the deal and I'm pretty sure my left shoulder is messed up a bit and maybe my left knee. Also got 3 or 4 stitches in my right shin and two layers of stitches in my left knee. I'm just now able to bend it a little and it doesn't look quite as bad as it did 24 hours after getting stitches. I never really saw it but my husband said it looked pretty bad as the doctor was stitching it up. ick. Glad I didn't look I would have passed out!

So what have I learned... don't get on a ladder without my husband around and when my husband says to not do something because he wants me to be safe then don't do it.

So what am I thankful for... that I wasn't hurt as bad as I could have been. I'm thankful for God protecting me even when I do stupid things. I'm thankful for God protecting my children - I could have squished or killed them and am SO THANKFUL that they are safe. I'm so thankful for God's protection and mercy. I'm thankful for my husband, sister, neighbor, and mom for taking such good care of me and the babies during this time. I'm thankful that my entire family is still able to celebrate Christmas together!!! I'm thankful that I can walk still and that I have access to worldclass medical facilities and staff and medicine. I'm thankful for family and I'm thankful for God loving me and protecting me.

Monday, December 17, 2012

What's Adorable?

Tonight, around 1:30am my sweet little girl started coughing and coughing. She definitely has allergies and they kick in either in the morning when she wakes up or sometimes in the middle of the night. I'm assuming it's because of the drainage and lying where it can accumulate.

I brought her some cough and cold medicine and held her and cuddled until I thought she was falling back asleep. Then she started coughing a little again so I thought a little more cough medicine might help and slipped out of her room. As a mommy though, we have to multitask. So before going back downstairs for more medicine, I gathered up a bunch of snacks from today from the playroom but before I could get downstairs my little girl was standing in her doorway. Shewing her back to her bed, I realized why she had gotten out of it... reindeer food.

See, today at the church we visited, they gave all the little ones reindeer food. It consisted of red hots, minimarshmellows, and dry oatmeal, lots of oatmeal. Both my son and daughter were so excited to get their reindeer food and were talking about already putting it out for Santa's sleigh's horsepower. We dissuaded them until we make it to Grandmama's for Christmas Eve but since I went to bed at 7:30 not feeling so good I didn't think to secure the said food.

So that leads the story back to my adorable little girl standing by her bed and us staring at all the reindeer food literally covering the sheets. I go back downstairs now abandoning the cough medicine idea and grab the vacuum from my closet. Back upstairs with it. Flip on the light and hope that no one else wakes up due to the industrial strength engine noise.

In my tired mind, this seemed like the best possible solution. In the past many a food crumb or crumbs have been disposed of in our home with this method. Little did I know that my new 40000psi suction machine would prove otherwise. You see, I wasn't vacuuming a solid surface but bedsheets, loosely fitting bedsheets. Just as I flipped the switch, the sheet popped up off the bed and a confetti of oats went flying in my face and up in the air. Sigh. My little girl giggled. I giggled. And now it was just so silly it was fun. After vacuuming up the big piles, I gathered the sheet into a bundle to shake out sometime later this morning.

Now time to put on new sheets. The pink and white flowery ones were the most handy so out they come from the closet. My little girls sees them and smiles great big and claps and squeels, "Oooo the flower sheets!" Ok, so what's adorable? That's adorable even at 2:30 in the morning.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Things Toddlers Say

Lately, MageeBoy has been very inquisitive about how things die. Like fire. Or bugs that we have found that haven't "made it". Today, he asked again what happened when things die. We told him that hearts start beating. Then he asked, "Why?" and slow blinked those big blue eyes. So MageeDaddy explained that the heart pumps blood through our bodies and gives us oxygen and nutrients to keep us alive. MageeBoy sat for a minute thinking about all of this. Then MageeDaddy explained that nutrients come from the food we eat and our body makes these to put in our blood. MageeBoy replied, "Are there hot dogs in our blood?!" LOL

Friday, December 7, 2012

Things Toddlers Say,

While working on a train puzzle, my little girl asked, "Whaz dat?"

I replied, "A Caboose."

"A ca boot??"

"No, a caboose."

Then she started giggling and said, "Ohhh caboooose."