Friday, September 21, 2007

On a more serious note...

So today is Will's first day on meds for ADHD. For a little bit of background, we have seen a child psychologist as well as a child psychiatrist off and on over the past year because of Will's behavior at preschool and at home. The last three years have been hard in the child rearing department because even though we love him so so so much, the constant whirling around, escaping, hurting himself, up/down half the night, defiance, etc., has really worn us down. However, the most important thing is that we equip him with the tools he needs to be happy, successful and fulfilled in life and if that means we need medical help to do that, then so be it. This child was the easiest, sweetest, most affectionate baby and to be able to get that back, albeit in 4 year old form, would be the best thing to ever happen to us. We want to enjoy him, watch him grow, support and encourage him - not run/fuss behind him every moment of every day simply so he doesn't kill himself. I so hope this helps; this is my son, my child, my ultimate job, my greatest responsibility and I want him to have the very very best life he can. Please keep us in your prayers as we start this new phase in parenting.


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Google better watch themselves

Has anyone noticed that Google chose to advertise lice killer on my sponsor doohickey? I am not amused.


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Welcome Grace!

Everyone look sharp. My brilliant and hysterically funny sister has joined Bloggiewood! Please stop by and check her out - her inaugural post is soooo cute. More to follow.


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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bwhahahaha!!! or Noooooo!!!! Part 2

So while my poor children were being deloused last night they began snarking at each other. Tired, upset about lice, etc., were all contributing factors of course but the picking reached new heights when they were in the bathtub. (at 10:30)

Here is the conversation:
Will - stop scratching your front bottom - that's so roode!!!(rude, in Willspeak)
Celi - (deadpan) maybe I have lice too
Will (screaming) - no Celi! lice is only on you head! you so roode!!!! (crying wailing howling furious at this point)
Celi - (totally serious, completely deadpan delivery) - maybe I have bottom lice.
Will - (now totally infuriated, almost in hysterics) - noooooo!!! you stop bein' so roooode!!! stop it stop it stop it stop it!!!!!!

Of course, Lawt and I fall out laughing which sends poor Will right over the cliff. He totally loses his mind and proceeds to scream at all of us for being "roode".
Ahhhh. Did I mention that it was 10:30 at night? I love being me. No one has as much as me - I'm sure of it.


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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is making me so crazy that I can barely even put in out there but since I share the ups, I guess I have to share the downs. Will came home with head lice today. I know it is common in childhood, easy to get rid of, doesn't mean you're nasty, etc., but seriously, WILL HAS LICE!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh! We have already treated the kids and are now working on washing everything in the house which means that I will be doing laundry from now until the alarm goes off. Which is at 5:50 AM in case anyone is interested.

The good thing is that Will is not the first in his class - I know that doesn't really matter, but at least I know it's not us that started this problem. The school sent a note home today that someone already had it. Hah! Celi was checked at the nurse yesterday and passed inspection so hopefully Will's mild case is all we'll see. Apparently, however, this is "lice season." Who knew? I mean, it's not in my Day Timer or on my desk calendar or even on my Google schedule page. Shouldn't that be in some parenting orientation handbook or something??

The bad thing is that I am having HORRIBLE psycho-somatic itching myself. While there is no known cure for craziness, there is a treatment and it's called Bud. Light, that is. Over the counter, no prescription necessary.


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Monday, September 17, 2007

Difficulties

I am having a little bit of writer's block these days. Actually, I can't tell if I just don't have anything interesting to say, or if I am just not feeling inspired to say it. I will ponder this dichotomy and report back.

Just so that this post isn't completely boring, I will just prattle about what we've been up to lately, which really ain't much. We spent the weekend getting Lawt back into the EST groove as he was in Sweden for about a week. The funny thing is that there is always something messed up with his dirty clothes. Like this last time, I was sorting everything out and there were a pair of mystery boxers. While I was glad it wasn't mystery panties, how he came home with some Else's underwear remained a source of concern until he answered the question. The answer, by the way, is that a whole group of the people he was with (all men from 6 different countries) decided to jump into some cold ass water to prove their manliness. Which is funny in itself as anyone over the age of 12 knows what cold water can do to your "manliness". Whatever. The boxers didn't get dry so Lawt very graciously offered to transport them in the waterproof section of his suitcase so that his coworker (and owner of the mystery pants) didn't get everything in his bag wet on the way home.

Anyway, back home on the ranch, we joined the St. Andrews Fitness Center here in the AshTray, and I have been several times so far. They have an indoor pool which I love, but the best part is that it is basically where all the non-perfect people go to workout, which I REALLY love, as it makes me feel so much less self conscious. The swimming is awesome - I've only swam 3 times but it is already waaaay better than it was the first time. Yeah, the first swim left me tasting bile in the back of my mouth because I am THAT out of shape. Gross. Today was good though so hopefully I can keep it up. Swimming condition is pretty rock solid and that is what I am aiming for.

To wrap up, the kids are doing really well at school and at home - they LOVE getting home earlier and being able to dash out to the beach or wherever. Work is going really well and we are finally finished hanging pictures, unpacking stuff, etc. except that stupid curtain for our room that I have resolved myself to having to make instead of buy, but hey, if that is my only problem, who am I to complain?

I miss you Summerville chicas - someone, and you know who you are, needs to arrange a soiree and invite me! See y'all on the flip side...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Holding on by a thread.

Husband out of the country since Saturday. Can't post because too tired to think. PLUS, as usual, when I get on a good posting roll, stupid work gets busy and therefore cramps my style. This is because I usually post at work. Because I'm that person. On the phone, paying bills, making appointments, surfing the net, posting to blog etc. However, when duty calls I must respond, sooooo I will do better after this weekend. Don't forget about me!!!


PS. Our back yard neighbors have a Doberman Pincher that is about to meet it's maker if they don't BRING IT INSIDE!!! No one wants to hear your freakin' dog bark all night!!! Grrrrrrr....




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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Funny from Will

In the car with Dottie on the way home from Grandma/pa's house:

"Da sickest part of a rat is it's butt. You eat a rat's butt and you be sick fah a week."

He loves to talk about gross stuff - all boy, for sure.




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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Never Ending Party




Like I have said before, while I love socializing and being on the go, the whirlwind way we live can definitely wear us out. This past weekend, we headed up to Columbia to watch my Gamecocks try to play some football. They won, but it weren't pretty. But that's another story. Anyway, we pawned the ratties off on my parents for the weekend and hung with Tim, Tara and associated family/friends for the game. Tailgating was AWESOME - good food, great company, fantastic weather - it couldn't have been much better. We spent the night and headed home the next morning. We were almost back to WA when we got a phone call that Scott and Marie were having people over for her birthday, so the mad scramble to unpack, shower/dress, bake and shop for a gift began! Again, we had good food, good company, nice weather but I was pooped. I finally got to meet Vinnie (Anthony's bro) and he, Anthony and Lea came to the "after party" (HAH!) at our house. When the guys started watching Apocalypto, I peaced out and started getting ready for bed. Anywho, guess I really was tired 'cuz I didn't wake up until NOON yesterday! I can't remember the last time I did that - the worst part is that around 3 I was wanting a nap! The super sweet Dottie went to get the kids for us (HUGE treat) and they got in around 7:30 and had to go straight to bed as punishment for being MONSTERS on the way home. They weren't happy about that at all, but like we always say, "you do bad, you get bad". But it worked out, because then we got to watch the Clemson game in relative peace. Very long story short, I am EXHAUSTED!!!!!!!! Oh well, I can sleep when I'm dead.

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

SUCH BULLSHIT!!!

For those of you don't know, one of the two or three remaining local radio stations we have here in Charleston has officially gone to the freakin' dogs. We now have Chuck 96.1 FM instead of 96 Wave, which, for those of you who don't know, has been a Charleston institution for almost 20 years. What we as listeners have been rewarded with is a "radio station" that has no DJ's and plays nothing but commercials and preprogrammed play lists run by some stupid satellite. Do the people who are making these decisions not realize that Charleston has a THRIVING music scene that in large part was made possible by the dedication to local music that 96 Wave showed for almost two decades?!?! When I was a young teenager, I remember them showcasing local music every Sunday night for years. They created Wave Fest so that we could have inexpensive access to regionally popular bands, they kept our community informed before, during and after Hurricane Hugo, they had their finger on the pulse of teen and college listeners for a long time. I know the station hasn't been as strong at it was in its heyday but to be replaced with some this completely LAME, STUPID, ASININE, BIG BROTHER, NO SOUL HAVING PIG FODDER is totally reprehensible! Is the Charleston market so unworthy or naive that we don't deserve or warrant a radio station with halfway intelligent programming and flavor? Are we all so iPodded that we don't care about having a local station, even if you don't love the genre? I can't, as a lifetime Charlestonian, believe that the answer to that questions is yes. Anyone who cares about local involvement by our media needs to COMPLAIN and to COMPLAIN LOUDLY! Excuse my language, but I have two words for this. F*CK CHUCK.
Critic, Southern Avenger, Atom Taylor, Richard Todd, wherever you are, HELP US!!!

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