Monday, September 15, 2014

life lately


Life lately. Its been busy. Some things that have been going on the last few weeks:

* A head/chest/stomach thing has gone through our whole family at least twice.

* Matt is looking for a new job because his current one is demanding he works more and more hours.

* I have started waitressing a couple of days a week a local diner to take some stress off Matt's shoulders while he looks for another job.

* Darius started kindergarten. He practices writing, the alphabet order, math, and we read a science book every school day. I will post more about our homeschool routine soon. And as soon as I get the laundry out of our dining room/school room I'll show a picture of how we have it set up! :)

* Kaylee Sue is growing so fast! She says 'Hi' and 'Kitty', and I'm pretty sure she says 'Kaylee' whenever she sees herself in a mirror or pictures. She is so close to walking; and of course she is as adorable as possible!!

See:






* Darius is just as silly as he ever has been:



* Oh yeah and this happened:

I lost my wedding ring!!! I remember taking it off to rub Matt's back, and I remember putting it back on. But then about an hour later I looked at my hand and it was bare! I don't know if I didn't actually put it on when I thought I did; or if I took it off later without ever thinking about it. Either way its been two days and I can't find it! Needless to say I'm freaking out a little. 

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All in all things have been pretty good (other than the whole wedding ring thing). Hopefully now that our days aren't quite as snot-filled I should be able to blog more regularly.

Speaking of blogging regularly, does anyone have a suggestion for a good blog challenge; preferably something with daily prompts? If you do, please let me know!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Should I Really Not Worry About a High Fever?


Both of my kids have been sick the last couple of weeks. Nothing major, just sore throats and stuffy noses. But they did both run fevers for a few days.

And of course, being a hypochondriac, what-ifer, I ran to the internet to research fevers, how to treat them, and when to worry. I do this every time they have a fever and I usually end up reading the same articles every time. I came across an article I have read before, and I just had to share some thoughts on.

The article Fever in children: 5 facts you must know says, and I quote:

"There is no “number” on a thermometer that requires a trip to the Emergency Department. Nope, not even 104F degrees. With very specific exceptions, kids do not have to maintain a “normal” temperature during times of illness. Fever is a normal, healthy way for the body to fight common infections." 

This is in agreement with what my pediatrician told me after Darius has a fever of over 103. I was told that you don't have to worry about a fever. The body automatically shuts off a fever when it reaches 107, so there is nothing to worry about.

I'm sorry, but does that sound crazy to anyone else??

There is no way I will see a temp of 105 and not freak out! I will never be like 'No big deal, just two more degrees and it will shut off on its own.'

No, I will be bringing my child to the E.R and I don't care if the doctor rolls his eyes at me and thinks I'm overreacting.




A fever means something is wrong. And if their body feels the need to make a fever that high, then that tells me that something is really wrong and they need medical attention.





Maybe I do overreact but that is my right as a Mother.
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What do you think? How do you react with your child has a high fever?



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My Kids Love the Library--But I Doubt the Library Loves Them



My kids are sweet, adorable, hilarious children. The one thing they are not is quite.

Its okay when we are outside playing, but inside its a little ear-piercing. And inside a library it just seems to be even louder.

Our local library has a small play area set up in the children's section with toys and a play kitchen, and ice cream stand. I took both kids there the other day. It was Kaylee Sue's first time actually playing. She was of course, adorable!



Darius had fun too, and even though he doesn't want to hear it, he was adorable too.







Darius tried to be quite. He would do good for a few minutes; then he would forget and yell across the room to see what I wanted him to cook me, or what the title of a book was.

Kaylee Sue didn't even care to try. Her current vocabulary consists of yelling at different decibels, and blowing raspberries. 

She screams for just about every situation. 

When she wants attention




when she is crawling around




and when she is playing.




In all fairness, if you were wanting peace and quite you probably shouldn't have come to the children's section.

Now excuse me while I dine with my son.