Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Monday, March 21, 2005

Glasses for a Toddler and the Day from Hell

Usually I post in the morning, right? Well, it's 12:30, and I'm already for bed.....You can see where this is going, right? I realize that not every day is going to be peaches and cream.....but couldn't it be one or the other, instead of a platter of shit served to me?? I'm just sayin'!! :(

So 7:30 hits, and my Brazilian boyfriend erps up the ENTIRE BOTTLE of milk that I gave him at 7:00 when he woke up. I call dad at work, after the 1/2 it takes me to clean up the mess. We decide to wait to see if it's a random thing or whether he'll make a repeat performance before his mom comes to get him. So, I figure that I'll feed him some oatmeal and bananas....He does fine for the first few bites, and then the big performance is made. He goes home. Meanwhile, I have all these kids wanting things from me. I ate breakfast at 10:00, if that gives you any idea....Normally it's as soon as humanly possible! Then I have another kiddo who's not feeling well, who decides that following me around, sobbing would get all of us happy. Forget that I have lunch to feed for seven children. Oh, did I mention that one of the families had a sick kid who needed to come over to spend the afternoon?? So make that eight children. At least she's 11!! Anyway....that's the fun there.

The other bit of fun for the day is that Aaron took the twins to see the eye doctor. Premature children (especially micropreemies such as mine) often have what's called Retinopathy of Prematurity...lovingly called ROP in the preemie world. Both Erin and Griffin had bits of it when they were in the hospital, but it receded. Oftentimes, though, it still might cause them to need glasses later on. Well, Erin Louise is going to get glasses. Griffin doesn't require them, though. I'm glad that they can do something to make things better for her....and I can't say that it was really a surprise, since she literally sits as close as humanly possible to the television. And when she plays with her magnadoodle or when she's coloring, her face is quite close to her masterpiece. So....looks like we get to go glasses shopping for the little bit. I dare say that I believe that it will be easier to find cute glasses for a girl rather than a boy?

And the very last bit of fun that the Zookeeper can look forward to today is that she has a doctor's appointment with the OB/GYN today. Suffice it to say (as I know that I do have a male audience here in blogland), that the Zookeeper's animalistic behaviors have had to be contained, as when she lets them out, she winds up incapable of going at it again for quite some time.....and it doesn't seem to matter what time of the month it is. So, obviously something's going wrong down there. And if I need to have any sort of surgery to correct it, they might as well tie up the tubes while they're there, and save Aaron the pain of having the good old V-job (and no, we're not talking Viagra here) done. Updates to follow, but I'm sure a good ram up the ass with the ultrasound machine is to follow.

Sorry for the blantant yuckiness, folks, but this is my mood today......


Blogger Katie said...

It is Monday... I hope tomorrow is better! And I bet Erin will be so adorable in glasses. Just think of the scrapbook layout! ;)

5:40 PM


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