Sunday, May 25, 2008

If I only had the memory of a 3 year old!

This morning the kids wanted to watch Monsters Inc so instead of listening to them whine and nag me about it, I put the movie on for them. Halfway through, Bella starts freaking out about something but I can't understand a word she's saying. Her bottom lip is quivering and she's on the verge of tears and she keeps pointing at the tv where the movie is playing and saying something completely in toddlerese. I finally said "Bella, I can't understand you...stop crying and tell me what's wrong". So she says "Roz didn't talk to me" so I keep saying "what??" and she keeps repeating that Roz didn't talk to her. I said "she's in the movie, how can she talk to you?" and Bella said "no, not in the movie...she didn't talk to me when I saw her". Now I'm starting to become slightly irritated because she obviously knows what she's talking about but I have no freakin clue. We're both becoming increasingly frustrated over this inability to communicate with one another.

Then she says "next time, I want Roz to talk to me" and I said "where did you see Roz?" and she looks at me like I'm a complete idiot and screams "at Disneyland...on the Monsters Inc ride...remember Roz talked to Cole but not me? I want her to talk to me next time". Oh that all this was about?? Why didn't she just come right out and say that the first time?? Back in November when we took Cole and Bella to Disneyland, they rode the Monsters Inc ride at California Adventure and at the end of the ride, the cars stop and Roz talks to the "person in the 3rd row"...well, that happened to be Cole. So Cole felt honored that Roz spoke with him and Bella was in tears the rest of the day that Roz ignored her. She STILL remembers this obviously. Will this be something she talks about with her therapist in the future?? Probably and I'm sure she'll find some way to pin the blame on me..."my mom made me get in the 2nd row with her but I wanted to get in the 3rd row so it's all her fault and I've never forgiven her for it".

In the meantime, Landon is just now starting to feel better from his bout with pneumona but he still wants to be held 24/7. Funny thing is he's fine around Tim but the minute he sees me, he's running to me with arms outstretched and whining "uh, uh, uh", which I'm assuming means "up".

The last 3 days Cole has had a fever...go figure! He was starting to get better too but then he came down with a fever and it stuck around for the last few days. There seems to be no other symptoms so I'm just betting as soon as the fever breaks, he'll break out into a wierd rash....and then the illness cycle will start all over again. I don't know what's worse...having all 4 kids sick at the same time or having them get sick 1 by 1. The advantage of having them all sick at the same time is that it lasts about a week and then everyone's healthy again but dealing with 4 sick kids at the same time is NOT fun...I don't recommend that to anyone...well, unless you want the fast pass to the nut house.

I've been trying to really pay attention to the foods I've been buying that my kids are eating. In all my spare time (yeah, that was meant as a joke), I've been reading about pesticides, toxings, chemicals, perservatives, additives, high fructose corn syrup.....all the kinds of things shouldn't be eating but have been eating. I've been reading labels on the boxes of things I've been buying and I'm learning that it's extremely difficult to avoid most of these things....if something doesn't have one thing, it has another. I've been buying some new things at Trader Joe's, with the hopes that the kids would say "Mommy, this is the best tasting food ever" but their little taste buds are used to the junk and so I guess it'll take some time to retrain them to like healthier versions of the foods they eat. The natural peanut butter and whole grain bread went over like a fart in I'm working on organic cereal without all the crap in it...Bella and the babies ate some this morning...yeah! Cole took one look at it and ran away from me so I made myself feel better by telling myself "well, he's been sick...he'll eat it when he's feeling better". This is gonna be a long, grueling process....but I gotta do what I gotta do and hope that it's one more things my kids thank me for in the future instead of having one more thing to bitch about in future therapy sessions...."the reason we all have eating disorders is because our mom suddenly went nutso on us and refused to buy Apple Jacks and peanut butter loaded with sugar and hydrogenated oils...."


Sammi T. said...

I just came upon you blog. Its very enjoyable reading. I put your link on my blog, I hope thats OK. I also have twins twice, plus one.
Good luck with the healthy foods.

joy said...

I'm sorry you are still dealing with the sickies. They stink, we still are having some of that around here, luckily it's just dh now LOL

I don't know what's worse either. When they get sick one by one it seems to go on FOREVER!

One time Nevaeh and Adrian were both sick at the same time and they were both just walking around the living room puking and I was sort of just turning circles not sure who to comfort/what vomit to try to catch etc LOL

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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