Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The past couple days have been exciting around my house. And by exciting...I mean...boring... to most people but, whatever! Sunday, Camryn discovered that her boobs are getting more fluffy. Yesterday, she was stung by a wasp for the first time. Thankfully, she's not allergic. Dramatic, yes! Allergic, no! During her bath she told me to "WATCH OUT FOR THE STING...where did it go?" Yes, it was so tiny and 'un-hurting' (Uh huh, that's a word..in my world anyway) that she couldn't even find it or remember what foot it was. However, what fun would that be, to not get as much attention out of it as possible?!?! Also, while eating dinner, Camryn hit her knee on the table. After about 17.625 minutes of 'ohh'ing' and 'ouch'ing' she announced that she was "just being dramatic". At least she can recognize this and admit it. That's better than most adults! When dinner was over, she learned how to rinse the dishes and load the dishwasher!! She even thought it was fun. YUCK!! I'm just thrilled that she enjoys it. I'll take advantage of that while it lasts! So, boring to some, exciting to us! These are the days of our lives!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday night Camryn and I were tired, so she didn't get a bath that night. I told her she could get up and take a shower with me in the morning. When we do this, I bathe her and she gets out then I take my shower and she sits in the bathroom and waits on me. Sunday morning was no different. I got her all cleaned up and out of the shower. While I was taking my shower Camryn pipes up, "Momma, my boobs are getting bigger". Really, she's 6 years old, flatter than a pancake. However, I had watched a video on parenting and how to "talk so your kids with listen and listen so your kids will talk". In the video the instructor said as a parent, we need to respond not react. He said that kids will come up and say some of the stupidest things, however, in order to keep the lines of communication open, we need to respond instead of react and cut them off. So, my response was "oh yeah?? What makes you say that?" To which my daughter said "because they are more fluffy". I poked my head out from around the shower curtain and said "more fluffy?" She said "yeah, look" as she was pulling on the skin of where her boobs would be if she had any. I said "oh yeah, I see". HAHAHAH!!! It cracked me up!
In keeping with the theme of this page "adventures of a single mother" let me tell you of our latest adventure. Thursday night Camryn and I decided that we were going to rent movies and eat pizza, (goodbye weight watchers) since we didn't have to get up early Friday morning. We rented 3 movies and wiped out an entire medium pizza...half each!! We piled up on the couch and started our third movie, The Bucket List. During this movie we heard a loud 'thud' in the attic. It scared us both, but me, being the sole protector in our house, had to hold it together and act as if I was cool with it. We both chilled back out and settled back down when all of the sudden we heard an even louder "THUD-thud-thud" ring out from above us. Naturally, my first thought was 'OH MY GOSH, there's a homeless person in my attack'!!! Camryn jumped up and said "what was that??" Again, me being the cool, calm and collected one, said "I don't know but I think something is in the attack". Camryn, obviously being the one freaking out, said "maybe it was Chewy". After checking every where (and calling my Mommy) I decided that maybe it was a squirrel or something..at least that's what I was telling myself. We finished the movie, got ready for bed, locked the bedroom door (ya know, to keep the homeless person out) and went to sleep. Around 5am I was awakened by the sound of yet another 'thud'. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON! In her sleep Camryn heard it and hit me and said "MOMMA"...as if I had done it. After that I heard another loud 'bang' and scraping sounds. You know the Ray Stevens video where the dead man sits up in his grave? Yeah, that's what I looked like in my bed, because now the homeless person is out of the attic and outside my bedroom door. Really good thing I locked it. Then, much to my dismay, my CLOSET DOOR STARTS TO OPEN!! Dear lord, he's in MY closet. I then jumped up to... do whatever I was gonna do to this homeless person... and discovered that my top shelf in my closet, the one that holds my big suitcase, had somehow broken away from the wall and my suitcase had been falling. After much thought, I figured that was what had been happening all along and what I had been hearing all night. WHEW!!!! ~ What a night!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I got my baby back, baby back, baby back...I got my baby back, baby back, baby back...!!! She made it home safely. When she saw me down the hallway she was walking up, she put down everything she was holding and ran to me and jumped up in my arms and hugged and kissed me!!! YIPPIE!!! She didn't forget me! She had a great time... It was obvious by the none stop chatter the entire ride home. She kept saying "I got my jabber-box turned on". Then she would giggle and say "Now my giggle-box is on". It was sweet! We finally went to sleep and were back in routine this morning! Thanks again for all your prayers!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
CAMRYN IS COMING HOME TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her plane should be here around 10:45pm. I'm so excited! I can feel complete again! YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please say a prayer that her flights will go smoothly! Thank you all for your support during this hard time for me. I'm sure this is just the first of many to come, but I'll get through them all. God will make a way where there seems to be no way. Hmm, I used to sing that song in the shower when I lived in Vegas and felt like I was trapped in a life I never dreamed I would be in. "God will make a way where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we can not see, He will make a way for me. He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side..." How true in all aspects of life! Now, come on 10:45pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!