Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Internal Server Error

Pin It Today I went to find a video on YouTube and this message came up:

500 Internal Server Error

Sorry, something went wrong.

A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.
It made me laugh.

I feel a little like there is an internal server error going on in my life... I feel overwhelmed, my house is a mess, my daughter is just starting to get over being sick and my son is just starting to get sick again, we had "student-led conferences" today which really tell you nothing, my children all have bathroom issues that we just can't seem to solve, the laundry is piled up to the sky, and because my household has basically been sick for the past 2 months I am falling behind on some of the reviews I have scheduled. It is just kind of hard to test products with a wailing three year old hanging on you at all times.

Perhaps YouTube would like to dispatch their team of highly trained monkeys to my house next!

On the up side my daughter went to sleep on her own tonight, without me in the room. That doesn't happen very often. She was over tired so that helped... she did cry but not outrageously so and because my husband is at a meeting and I was dealing with the boys at the time I had to ignore her. And she went to sleep. As I knew she would.

I don't like ignoring my kids when the cry... it just isn't something I do. No... let me rephrase that... I don't like ignoring my kids when the cry for real. The fake crying I ignore all the time. I just feel like crying because you don't want to be alone is a totally legitimate reason to cry.  I felt a little bad for Olivia- she IS sick after all. But she is just fine.

I think I am trying to hold on to her "baby-hood" as long as I can. She is my last baby and even though she is three I am just not quite ready for her to grow up. I am totally willing to endure a little extra neediness on her part just so I can have a little more time with her.

And don't worry, she is learning her independence and all that good stuff... I just genuinely enjoy being with her as she falls asleep. It only takes a couple minutes out of my day and it is just plain nice. I did it with my boys too when they were younger and they both fall asleep on their own and sleep perfectly fine all the way through the night with no issues whatsoever now and have for years so I am not worried that she won't be able to do the same. I realize the popular ideas of the day disagree with that but I really don't care. I strongly believe that each family is different and you do what works for your family. This works for us.

Anyway the point is I don't want to clean my house tonight so I am going to enjoy my three sleeping children and quiet house and watch "The Blindside" instead. I think I will also drink some nice herbal tea to calm my freaky nerves. A bowl of ice cream may also be involved. My waistline is a lost cause anyway :) .

Where is that team of highly trained monkeys anyway?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ear Ache

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It is 7:30 pm and I have been up for 16 hours. Olivia woke up in the middle of the night screaming in pain from her ears. After about an hour of that I took her to the ER... two hours later we saw a doctor. Apparently Olivia wasn't sick enough to call a doctor in (yes, our hospital is small enough that it would be necessary). They gave her some sort of magic med when we arrived which eventually put her to sleep so I just held her and let her sleep for about an hour. She kept waking up and pulling on her ear and crying. Poor little girl.

The doctor gave us a prescription and as long as the Advil keeps working she is doing quite well. But when the meds wear off she is back to trying to pull her ear off of her head. She has also slept a lot today which doesn't bode well for bedtime tonight. Such is life.

I remember having ear aches when I was little and oh how I hated them!! They are just nasty. 

So I am really really really hoping that this prescription will knock the ear aches and the cold that has been plaguing her for the past couple weeks right out of her system asap. I am done with sickness.

The weather is supposed to be just beautiful in the next week and we need to go out and enjoy the sunshine. No more being sick for us!!

But for right now I am just plain exhausted. Getting up before 4am is just a really bad idea. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

How the kids spent their afternoon...

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Weekly Winners- Glimpses of Spring

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We are just starting to see bits of proof that Spring is actually on its way. These bits of green and disappearing snow in my yard give me hope!

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Loose Tooth

Pin It Aiden lost another tooth today and he is very proud of it. In fact he put the tooth in a baggy so he could show it off tomorrow and then after he is done showing the world he will put it under his pillow for the tooth fairy...

Owen is most upset that he hasn't lost a tooth yet... but he does have a loose one...

which he studied at great length in the very dirty mirror in their room...

and so then Aiden needed to study the hole that was left by the tooth that fell out...

Oh yes, we lead a very exciting life here in my house :).

Friday, March 26, 2010

Indoor Campout

Pin It Aiden & Owen asked if they could sleep in their tent tonight so we set it up in their room.

They ate their supper in it while watching a movie with Olivia on our portable DVD player.

 They had so much fun!
And now the boys are sleeping peacefully enjoying their first indoor campout of the year :)

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