Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thoughts On Thursday

Preston is sick. He has been almost all week. It pretty much sucks. He has a horrible cough. And has been running a fever on and off. Which hopefully seems to be gone as of tonight.

And then Tuesday night Preston started complaining that his back tooth hurt which meant a call to the dentist and then a visit to the dentist the next morning. After a look and x-rays it was determined that Preston has two cavities that need to be filled. So we are now in the process of quickly building his comfort level so that we can try to get those cavities filled.

As a result of his teeth hurting Preston is insisting that he cannot eat anything he has to chew. Which leaves us with yogurt and milkshakes. Picky eaters are really awesome especially when they're sick. Today I forced him to drink some chicken broth, that was a lot of fun. Except that it really wasn't. I'm thinking that his teeth aren't really hurting as much anymore but rather than now he's afraid of them hurting and refusing to take any chances. I made this after watching him today and realizing he uses his teeth when he's eating his GO-gurt to get the yogurt out of the bottom of the tube. And after brushing his teeth tonight and realizing that he didn't complain at all. Still though if he realizes he's using his teeth he freaks out and says he can't.

But just in case, I'm taking him to see his doctor tomorrow to rule out anything related to the cold and fever that he was running.

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You know what happens when you watch too many episodes of Criminal Minds? You start to think that everyone is a serial killer! Like the guy that was totally creeping me out at the grocery store the other day. Or you feel the need to look over your shoulder every five seconds. Or being home alone sends you into a near panic. What the heck Criminal Minds?! You are dead to me. Until next week.

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We set up Preston's chore chart tonight. He was pretty excited about it. I'm just hoping he stays excited about it! And that he really gets into the whole chore thing.

It's mostly simple stuff. Like picking up his toys. Or brushing his teeth. But it's his own little list of responsibilities!

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I got a new laptop last week! Yay!! I was so excited. We've been talking about it since last summer and finally Brad told me to just suck it up and get one. So after a little encouraging I did.

Only problem I'm having is that my task bar keeps auto-hiding itself no matter how many times I tell it not to! It is driving me crazy!! Brad said he's take a look at it this weekend and see if he can figure it out. Hopefully he can because it sounds like such a simple thing but really I'm ready to lose my damn mind over it.

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I am addicted to Pinterest. For real. It is amazing. I just need to stop pinning things and start actually following through on my pins!!

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We don't have any vacations planned for this summer and that is starting to make me feel a little sad. Preston keeps insisting that we are going to the ocean. So I might try to look into a weekend trip or something. He loves the ocean so much and I hate the idea of not taking him when he wants to go so bad!

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Anyone else watch Parenthood? Because that last episode, WHOA! I totally just sat there and cried! HORRIBLE! And yet so good all at the same time.

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This might sounds a little crazy...who am I kidding half the things I say might sound a little crazy. BUT. When I'm up at all hours of the night and feeling incredibly exhausted. And just want to sleep and can't. Be it because Preston is sick or just because I can't sleep. I start to promise myself little rewards for getting through this. Like Tuesday night. I didn't sleep for crap. Preston was sick. He was up coughing. And if he wasn't up coughing than he was burning up because he was between doses of medicine. Spacing out the Tylenol and the Motrin was NOT a good idea when I ended up waiting up between the dose of Tylenol at midnight and the dose of Motrin at 1:15am. I was tired. And delirious. And knew that we had to get up at the crack of dawn. Okay not so much the crack of dawn but early enough that I had to set an alarm because I knew there was no way we'd wake up that early on our own and get to the dentist for Preston. So anyways there I am wishing I were sleeping and yet not. So I promised myself that I would survive this and that when I did I would reward myself with Starbucks before we went to the dentist. And then when somewhere in between giving Preston the medicine and my alarm going off to force me out of bed I found myself awake again, this time because Preston had the chills, I promised myself that not only would I be getting Starbucks in the morning but also McDonald's breakfast. Mmmmmm.

In case you were wondering I got myself neither one of those things the next morning. That's how the whole bribing myself in the middle of the night thing usually ends up working. I handle being sleep deprived much better once I've gotten out of bed in the light of day than I do at night when I know I should be sleeping.

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That is all. I have nothing left to say. Which is actually a lie. I am a talker, I always have more to say. But I am tired. So that is all.

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