Journal 3/8/2013

In my life this week…

Wow! What a week. My darling Sweet Pea took her first major trip to the hospital walk-in-clinic this week. Poor girl seems to get by without those minor mishaps that come along, but boy when she gets it, does she ever get it! Playing with her brother, she went to make a spitting noise at him when he opened her bedroom door. Unfortunately she was a little over zealous with energy and also propelled herself forward, off of the top of her bunk bed, somersaulted in the air, landed hard on several surfaces, and now carries the look of a rather serious car injury. Her poor sweet little face is half bruise and swelling. The incident was rather frightening for this gal too to be honest.

I got the bleeding under control, and really she was much calmer than a person would think a child should have been. Then of course she started shaking quite hard, and was clammy and was behaving a little off. Wasting no time I was able to get her and the other two munchkins out the door in a matter of a few minutes (that on its own merit is quite the miracle). The clinic wasted no time checking her over, and she was swarmed by two doctors and two nurses, a mom whom Sweet Pea demanded stay within her vision, and two mini nurses that where reacting to the intense energy in the room. A few tears, several episodes of waking her up, a few prayers, a cat scan later and thank the Lord there were no breaks in her black and blue precious face. As we were leaving the mild concussion she was diagnosed with was confirmed by her vomiting. We were ushered back into her room to await the intensity of her reaction, and for this mama to be instructed on caring for her.

That night was interesting. Waking her every two hours was really no big deal, in fact I was happy to have the confirmation that my darling was OK. Rather, it was going to sleep between wakings that was the hard part. Even after a sleep deprived week, I still could not convince my body and brain to work together to get some much needed rest.

Grandpa Fisherman (my dad) brought Sweet Pea flowers, and the cheer and enjoyment that it brought her was wonderful. She wouldn’t smile because it hurts to do so. But she is still so happy about them she checks them every couple of hours to make sure they have plenty of water.

In our home school this week…

Pumpkin has been playing with numbers, number families, counting points, reading, fun workbook exercises and his readers. He has been loving the success of his reading word lists, he has been loving the accomplishment of excellent spelling quizzes and the various activities we have done with those lists.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We have two birthdays this upcoming week. Our dear friend Mr. Paul plans on coming over with his party had and celebrating with the kiddos. Then the kids’ oldest cousin turns 8 on Tuesday, and we hope to party it up with T-Rae.

My favorite thing this week was…

Watching Pumpkin and Who-Rae try to comfort their sister was one of the sweetest most endearing things a Mom’s heart can feel. That certainly ranked number one for me this week.

My kiddos favorite thing this week was…
While Conan was at work, I redid the girls’ room, taking down the bunks, organizing the new layout, and helping them to feel comfy. They love “their new room” and even Pumpkin is enjoying the excitement of playing with the girls in the pink room.

Things I’m working on…

I filled up the trash bin outside days before our trash day, and our truck is ready for a dump also. I am enjoying the space opened by getting rid of excess. I am relieved by getting my odds, ends, and errands finished so that I have less on my mind.

I’m cooking…

Comfort foods for Sweet Pea, her appetite has been lost with her concussion, and at this point getting her to eat has been a priority.

I’m praying for…

Sweet Pea’s quick and easy recovery. Also, Pumpkin’s Larry the Lizard passed away the night before last, and his heart is quite tender about his lost companion. He has had to deal with a lot of death this year, I am just praying that things will balance out in a healthy way for him, and that he will maintain the ability to cope with it all.

I rewarded my kids this week by…

Cookies. That is right, we had cookies with frosting and sprinkles. We have had cookies and milk for lunch one day this week, and it was fun! They loved it, and it was wonderful to see their shocked faces when their soup turned out to be a sweet treat instead.

Something I am ogling or have my eye on…

Sleep, really that sounds sad, but it is true. I feel like I am close to caught up now, but the head ache that lingers is a good reminder that I am not quite there yet.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…
Pumpkin, in regards to his loved pet, while we were discussing the event… “Mom, you guys didn’t flush Larry did you?”

Cracked me up to say, no darling he is buried under your favorite plant outside, we didn’t flush your lizard!

*originally published on A Mom’s Handbook

~Sensually Yours~
Shy Willow

One thought on “Journal 3/8/2013

  1. We have made way to many ER trips with our kids. They are never easy and always scary and it seems always at night. We will keep her in our prayers.

    I've had to explain death to my son. I tried to keep it simple but honest and it still led to misunderstandings. He one day wanted me to drive him to heaven so he could visit his friend. Took forever to explain that we could not drive there. He kept feeling if he asked nicely enough I would drive him. He's older now and has a better understanding but I know he still deals with it deep down.

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