The Sticky Fingered Cheek Demon Wakes

Wrestling with the sticky fingered cheek demon, AKA "Girlie," has been difficult. She is built like a tank. Why would I try wrestling with a two year old you may ask? Well, there was this EEG that was necessary to find out if her brain fixed whatever was causing her seizures. We've had our fingers…

daily life

I got my oil changed I visited the podiatrist for these flat slabs of flesh called feet I visited the rec center rehab place to make sure there was a heated pool I took the wrong exit and checked prices on new tires four hundred you have got to be kidding me dollars after stopping…

Girlie takes a nap

After a godforsaken afternoon of chase the toddler, I realize it is my naptime. Yes, My naptime. Girlie doesn't need a nap but I sure as hell do. "I love her. She loves me. We're a happy family but I'm going to lose my mind if I don't any get rest. That will make me…

Nothing could be better

Yesterday I went into Girlie's room and she greeted me with her smile, that said, "Where have you been? I missed you. Now that you're here we can start moving." I turned off her night light and opened the blinds to let in the sunshine (well, it should have been sunshine but there was light…

Girlie Sits

Like a big girl at the counter eating her cereal. Adamant refusal to sit in her high chair but pulling herself up three feet to sit on a high metal bar chair brought in for me to sit on in the kitchen while making biscuits with a screaming backache The Silent Sentinal noticed that she…

Baby Mimicry

I try not to be mean and I think Girlie understands that I'm trying to push her use of consonants. I had her ask using mimicry, after she finished breakfast this morning: "Mommie- mah-may and- an Daddy- dah-day I'm- Ahm done- Duhn eating- Eaten so- o could- cood you- yu let-leh me-MEEEEEEEE out-OWWWWWWWT of-uff the-thuh…

Geese

Girlie has become quite the singer. The words are shuffle stumbled, but the tune is becoming evident. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star was heard one night along with Itsy Bitsy Spider, which has me hoping she doesn't catch any more spiders and hand them to me. Her joy of mimicry has me laughing out loud when…

ADHD Life Lesson Number 1

Some days I have a lot to say other days I still have a lot to say but can't seem to finish a thought or complete the simple task of push ing the pub lish but ton . ADHD Life Lesson Number 1 I didn't leave the rake in the driveway hidden in a pile…

Yellow in the glass

She does like to sort colors of objects into containers. Take the joy in little things. During the day she called every pipe cleaner yellow yellow yellow yellow as she transferred them from glass to glass while pretending to drink from a pipe cleaner I wrote the colors of the pipe cleaners on the glasses…

And yet

I never write in the evenings, and yet here I am, sitting on the couch wondering what has happened and whether I should get my Happy light out and turn it on. I forgot, it's that time of year when the sunlight reduces and I get SAD. I did go to the second acupuncture visit…