Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just pee already!

Jessica, for whatever reason, is resistant to going to the bathroom. I can always tell when she has to go because she starts jiggling and bouncing all around--what I call "the potty twitch." For example, for the last 20 minutes she's been jiggling and bouncing while sitting next to me on the couch. Inevitably what happens is I repeatedly ask her, "Do you need to pee?" and she repeatedly denies it. Then suddenly she can't take it anymore and races off the to bathroom, peeling off clothes as she goes and occasionally not making it in time.

I really don't understand this girl.

Friday, November 20, 2009


"Underwear is my nemesis," Jessica said earlier. "Clothes are my nemesis."

Truer words were never spoken.

Oh, and thank you, Phineas and Ferb for teaching my daughter the word nemesis.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


For some reason, the other day I was talking to Jessica about how big she's getting (45.5 inches and 43 pounds). I told her soon she was going to be taller than me. Then I said I hoped she'd be as tall as her daddy. She thought about it for a minute, then said, "I want to be as low as you, Mommy." Umm...thank you?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On the Mend

Jessica is definitely on the mend. Instead of moaning on the sofa, she's sitting at the kitchen counter, playing pretend with bits of green beans that didn't make it into Daddy's recipe. This is reminiscent of the time she spent an hour of pretend play with unpopped popcorn kernels when we were at the Outer Banks.

There's still the possibility of a relapse, from what I've heard, but it's very nice to have the old Jessica back!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Paradise Lost

Okay, that didn't lost long. The paradise phase, I mean. She was fine through early evening last night, then crashed. She was coughing all night, that awful croupy sounding cough where it sounds like she's going to choke to death. She woke up this morning with a fever, complaining of dizziness and that her stomach hurt. She even said she wanted to go to the doctor. Then she threw up.

I have her parked back in bed now, tv on, and I hope she can drift back into sleep. I called the doctor but the nurse said they're trying *not* to bring in kids with the flu so that they don't get the other kids sick. I guess that makes sense. Sort of. There's not much they can really do for the flu, anyway.

Because today both kids were supposed to get the H1N1 mist, I could have brought Xander (who appears to either be developing the flu or faking it but since he doesn't have a fever was cleared to go in) but then since Hari's working, I had no one to watch Jessica.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Jessica is sick. We suspect H1N1, since she had the seasonal flu vaccine. Ironically, she was scheduled for the H1N1 mist vaccine tomorrow. Anyway, I suspect that as far as Jessica is concerned, being sick is close to paradise. She gets to:
  • miss school
  • stay on the couch or in bed
  • watch unlimited tv
  • drink lots of juice
What more does a 6 year old want?

(fingers crossed that baby brother escapes unscathed. He's being harbored at preschool right now).