Wednesday, October 7, 2009
She did tell me that she wants to go to mei mei Eliza's school. ...We had our dr exam today and 3 shots. Try explaining to a potty-brained, silly 7 yo old about how to collect a urine sample and stool sample too. We both were cracking up over the mime demonstration that the visual required. (She is so excited to try the stool sample, that she's been bugging me since coming home...poop on demand?...I wish I could do that...TMI)
Overall, she was a trooper, but then again "free and unlimited" lollipops and stickers are a way to this girl's brain and heart. She didn't want the shots, but when I told her she'd have to have them to go to mei mei Eliza's school, she said okay. LOL If I told any other kid that, they'd pass on vaccinations in a heartbeat just as a way out of going to school! Boy was she crying hard though over the shots. (I also thought maybe it was just a good outlet for the tears that she might've been keeping in.) Back home, all smiles again...and still asking to collect her poop!
Thanks for everyone's input about food experiences, suggestions and making me feel like every behavior is normal. She's eating better (constant rice, noodles, Ramen, veggies, watermellon, eggs). She's doing really well, settling in much more as each day passes and starting to like ME a little more again! Hasn't stuck her tongue out since being put in timeout. In fact, she's listening and responding to me very well now.
Except last night, she asked if she could sleep w/ me since Daddy was away. I told her no. So, then she told me to lay on Eliza's bed while Eliza and SHE snuggled in her bed. Uh no. I took back the control and told her if I couldn't lay w/ them, then Eliza would lay w/ me as usual. She decided that Eliza was smothering her too much anyway, so she told me to take Eliza back over to her own bed. LOL (Couldn't blame her there!)
They've been falling asleep in 5 minutes flat. Unheard of with Eliza. Don't know what the magic is, but I'm thrilled! I was back downstairs by 8:00 p.m. last night in time to enjoy primetime tv and tea for the first time in 1.5 years...seriously! Of course, I didn't find anything good to watch so I started catching up on DVR recordings of Young and the Restless, Grey's Anatomy, Survivor...next thing I knew, it was midnight and they'd all be getting up in 6 hours! Oh, but it felt so good to have ALONE time and control of the remote!
Posted by The Ordinary Horse at 1:58 PM