Monday, June 04, 2007

I TOLD you I would.

And see--here I am, another day, another post.

Today has been busy. Among other things, I took Soph to get the rest of her kindergarten shots. It sucked. But not quite as bad as I thought it would. E was kind enough to meet us at the Dr.'s office, and between the two of us, we kept Soph pretty calm. She needed 3 injections, so two nurses tag teamed it--each giving her a shot in either arm in tandem, and then a quick poke in the leg. There was shrieking and tears, but they were surprisingly short lived. Including the one from her finger poke blood test, she is now sporting 4 Hello-Kitty Band-Aids, and is very proud of all of them.

After the Dr. was the dreaded trip to Wal-Mart. Soph needed a new swimming suit, and I needed a small tent to wear over my suit, as tonight is the first night of our mommy-and-me swimming lessons. This is the first in a series of 3 sets of lessons, and the only one to which I must be present. Of course, I'm going to have to tame the pit-beards and do a little up-keep in the nether region before then. Have I mentioned that I HATE shaving.

Next week is moving week, and I keep trying to get myself to start boxing books and other stuff that we don't really NEED, but the motivation just isn't there. Maybe tomorrow when Soph is at her first day of summer pre-school.

Today's best thing about being a mom:
Continuing the JC saga from last time, today I was talking to her about my spiritual beliefs, of which, I really have none. I told her, "Baby, when you get bigger YOU get to decide what YOU want to believe. There are a of ideas about life and death and Jesus and God. Just make sure that you decide for yourself what YOU want to believe." Her reply, "Can I believe that I'm a unicorn?"

Today's worst thing about being a mom:
The shots. You know, several moms who I know and respect have chosen not to have their kids immunized. It's their choice, of course, but I can't say I agree with it. I've read up on the stuff, and feel pretty sure that I know the risks, some of which are very scary, and holding her down to get poked SUCKS, but if I lost her to something I know I could have prevented, I know if I couldn't live with myself.


NME said...

Shots suck. Packing sucks. Shaving sucks. Unicorns however are delightful. I'm with Soph.

Katiemagic said...

Unicorns and hearts and rainbows sounds like my idea of heaven.

Packing does indeed suck, yuck.

I feel the same way about choosing to immunize Ellis.

JJisafool said...

Stop me if I've shared this already.

My mother-in-law has taken it as her family and Christian duty to make sure the kids, my one and my sister-in-laws two, understand Easter. So, she was trying to explain the resurrection to my 7-year-old niece - Jesus died here, went up to heaven, came back to tell us the Good News, yadda yadda yadda.

And my awesome neice looks at her grandmother and says, "That's pretty complicated, Grandma. Is it like precipitation?"

Oh, and tell Soph I'm all ready to sign up for the Fisrt Church of We Believe We Are Unicorns.

~A~ said...

She can come visit us. We believe in Jesus and Faeries. But mostly Faeries because we see them more.