Saturday, December 12, 2009

Groundhog Day

The movie with Bill Murray, I hate it! In fact, I cannot STAND it! I don't watch movies more than once for the most part, so why would I want to watch the same DAMN scene about a million and one times!

However, there must be some driving force behind this movie, and karma is paying me back for hating it because my LIFE is like the flipping movie!

Each and every week, I am convinced that this week is the week that it will all change, no one will be sick, we will rest up and be ready for the holidays, we will get XYZ done, and again, I am back to blogging about some stupid issue, illness, whatever! Sure enough yesterday morning, Jackson woke up with a barking seal cough, FORGET anytime in the past that I have commented on the barking seal cough, THIS WAS THE BARKING SEAL COUGH, it was insane, he had slightly labored breathing, and I just KNEW it was croup. Thankfully because of all my past research on the barking seal cough, I knew to put him in the shower and let the heat work its magic, I also remembered to send him outside in the cold, BOTH OF THESE WORKED MAGIC-I wish I would have done them in the reverse order, since he was out in the cold with wet hair (I put a hood on him, but still, that was my downfall of yesterday morning), but hell, the kid could breathe again, and that's all that matters!

We headed to the doctor, where I played crazy mommy, demanding they give me an appointment immediately (they weren't answering their phones, which makes me nuts), got in, and Pam (my new fav-forget everything I have said about her in the past, she has really become saintly in my eyes, I LOVE HER!) sent us off with a scrip for steroid pills and off we went. He was 95% better at this point, we went to IHOP, Target, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Sprint, back to Best Buy, it was a day I was looking forward to spending by myself, BUT it is a day I will probably never forget because we had so much fun shopping for Tyler!

OH, did you miss the part where I said PILLS, that's right, PILLS, my four year old, THREE PILLS, and a crazed mommy that really needs a trip to the Bahamas. It was not my proudest moment as I am screaming at him that he HAS TO SWALLOW them, to get his act together, etc! I was just so scared that the pills were going to dissolve in my hand, and he wouldn't be able to take them. After he got the first one down and realized that he wasn't going to DIE, he was a champ and swallowed the other two, but it was not a pretty moment in the kitchen!

Around 7:00 last night, he was a looney tune, I don't know what these drugs do, but he was STARVING, threw down a second dinner, was sitting at the IKEA table in the family room, leaned back and asked if I wanted to take his picture because he was "lounging in a coffee shop"! I don't even know, I haven't laughed so hard in quite awhile. He finally went to sleep and slept through the night, but I don't think he has stopped eating this morning.

We will see if he is able to sit still when we head off to see The Princess and the Frog this morning-I heard there is voodoo and death, hopefully that will keep my little boy entertained in the "girl movie"!


Anonymous said...

Don't think Jackson really enjoyed this movie-got this tip when asked his favorite part of the movie!!!

Laurie said...

Ok, just for the record...THANK YOU...I hate that movie with all my soul. WHY oh why do people like it?!!!!!

Secondly, steriods DO make you hungry!! I remember that when Adia had to take them once - she downed everything in sight!