In all my excitement I forgot to mention that we're out of town this weekend. We're visiting my IL's. I'm looking forward to having extra adults around to watch after my busy girl. Maybe I can get a nap in sometime. :)
Sometimes I think maybe I write too much about Emily or my life as a mom. Whenever I think of this story I don't have any regrets about what I write about. I'm sure Samantha's mother would love to be able to write about her little girl every day, hour, minute, second. Thank God the monster was convicted today.
As I have written in great detail, I love Emily's preschool. Yesterday she came home with all the artwork they had been working on for the past few weeks of "bug and flowers" theme. There were some really creative and cute projects. As I was oohing and awwing over everything, Emily suddenly announced, "I don't like school." What????
I assured her that she did in fact love school and she just smiled and repeated over and over, "Noooo, I don't like it!" This morning Emily told me she didn't want to go to school and I told her this was one of her days off so she wouldn't be going. She seemed very pleased. I hope this is just a phase because I like school. A LOT. I like having free time. I like all the things that they do with Emily in school. I like that she is around other kids for once in her life. I LIKE SCHOOL. I don't like thinking that I'm dropping my kid off somewhere she doesn't want to be. I guess I should get used to that feeling.
I actually had the nerve to instant message Jeremy today and tell him that I was going to order a pizza for dinner tonight. My reasoning was that I was going to be busy cleaning the bathroom and didn't have time to plan/prepare a meal. I'm home ALL DAY. My daughter was in preschool for 3.5 hours this morning. Yet, I still wasn't able to clean the bathroom AND make dinner. Jeremy has never questioned my time organization skills, nor my occasional laziness when it comes to chores. That's one of the reasons I love him so much.
No dear, that's just the ALBUTEROL that her doctor prescribed for her.
I've been told about the insane side effects that this drug could have on children but to witness it in person is a sight to behold. I've never seen Emily imitate a rooster, while jumping (remember, my kid doesn't know how to jump), and singing what sounds like the Farmer in the Dell. Backwards. I'm not saying the song was backwards, everything I just listed was backwards.
Just before bedtime Emily got an extreme case of the munchies. She started to cram Cheezits in her mouth and then guzzled down a whole sippy cup of water in about 5 minutes. I bet her teacher is going to love her tomorrow.
Emily has had a cough and runny nose for the last week. Normally, I would probably just wait it out but she also had a bad wheeze whenever she breathed between coughing. I decided to take her to the Doctor today.
When we got there a lot of kids were playing in the playhouse area that consists of a two-story "house" with a narrow stairwell to the the second level making it nearly impossible to reach your child if they're scared or until they're ready to come down. Why do they have to do this to parents?? Emily ran into the bottom level but then was timid around the other kids and decided to sit with me. She "read" a magazine while we waited.
The visit with the Doctor was perfect. Emily let herself be weighed (34 lbs.) and measured (40 inches). She didn't fuss about having her ears checked, her temp taken, her throat checked. My darling daughter breathed and exhaled on command. The Doctor prescribed Albuterol to help open up Emily's lungs and also prescribed some antibiotics to use if a sinus infection starts. My little angel said goodbye to the doctor and didn't even pick a prize from the prize box because she wanted her prize to go to less fortunate children of the world (actually those prizes apparently weren't up to par with the prizes she gets at preschool and Emily didn't want anything to do with them). Emily's only request was to play in the two story playhouse before we left. With her being such a good girl, how could I say no? I told her she had five minutes. Who the HELL was I kidding?
Five minutes passed and Emily was still up in the second story of the playhouse. I started motioning through the window that we needed to go. My little devil just grinned at me and waved. While glaring at Emily I received a phone call from Jeremy. He was having a jolly ol' time at work and wanted to share some of the hilarity with me. It was all lost on me as I told him through gritted teeth that I could not get our daughter out of the TWO STORY PLAYHOUSE in the doctor's office. Jeremy took this as his cue to say, "Oh really, well I better let you go then." Gee thanks.
Finally, Emily came down to the first level to ask me if I had any cars for her to play with up there. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? I grabbed her and told her it was time to leave. Meet Jelly Bones. Yes, my kid decided to regress a couple of months and pull the jelly bones routine on me. She's a sly one. I haven't had to deal with this in a while and it completely threw me off guard. At that point, I pulled a muscle behind my right boob when I used my other arm to pull her up. When I got a good hold of Emily she knew there was no going back and let out the patented Banshee Yell that startled a small infant in the waiting room. I made a sprint for the door, but that only increased the intensity of Emily's screams.
I almost made it out of there with everyone thinking I had a well behaved 3 year old.
This morning my parents came over to join Jeremy, Emily and I on a trip to a local park to go fishing. Expectations on catching anything were very low and they were met. We didn't catch a single fish.
When we got to the park it was a bit windy and chilly but it was nice to sit around and visit while fishing. Emily was such a trooper, she is still fighting a bit of a cold but kept patient and played with the child's fishing rod we got her.
The low point of our excursion was when it became cold, windy and began to rain on all of us. The high point of our excursion was sitting under the cover of a big tree and cuddling Emily in a blanket while the rain fell all around us.
I apologize for coming off as being in a bad mood the past few days. I've had an incredibly busy week, that has left me quite tired by the time I get to the computer in the evening to write. Thankfully, the things that have been keeping me busy have all been great. We've had a lot of family time lately. I'm not sure how most marriages work but I always feel close to Jeremy and enjoy any time that we can have together. In the past few weeks I've felt closer to him than ever. Going through trying times together has really helped me to learn what a wonderful husband and father he truly is.
On a much sadder note. I'm requesting prayers for my sister-in-laws father, Tony. He is losing his battle with prostate cancer and is in a lot of pain and discomfort right now. Please pray that he finds relief and pray that his family is able to cope with the illness of a loved one.