apparently my niece was nice & sick last monday & her parents still decided it was a good idea to drop her off at my mother's in all her snot-nosed glory.
along with tuesday- awesome. so for 2 days my child wallowed in germs. just what i DON'T need right now.
so the past 5 days have been spent with a rather sickly child. sick enough, in fact, that i camped out on her bedroom floor on Sunday night.
comfortable? no. necessary? yes.
there's something about the sound of your kid choking on cough-vom that makes you want to be within 5 feet at all times. so that's what i did.
she's better- but not quite. the nasty cough & runny nose lingers. no fever & she's in a fairly agreeable mood- but clingy. and a bit whiny. i pray, pray, pray this is gone before #2 arrives.
and then she just ignores me.
t-shirt: Threadless Tees
socks: Old Navy
"alex, don't stand so close to the tv...!"
screw you mom. nice.
this was yesterday. she was a beast of sorts- and we had to run to Target. but she fell asleep in the car & i didn't want to wake her- so i decided to wait it out....for 2 1/2 hours. omg.
and then she woke up and i swear she wasn't my kid. screaming bloody murder all through the store. i was mortified. but i was on a mission- that i accomplished rather quickly thanks to the circumstances.
ah well. this too shall pass.
at least her shirt makes me smile:
in other news- we finally got her a chair of her own:
adorable. she prefers to climb on it & step off. now, the drop is only like 3 inches- but she's come pretty close to bashing her face on the floor. why do children look for death? why?!
anyway. her big girl room is all but done. i need to transfer clothing & toys & hang up a few pictures- but the walls & floors are done & 99% of the furniture is up.
it's perfect. it came out just like i wanted. and i promise, as soon as i'm done with it i'll get pictures up.
alex loves it- but i don't think she realizes that it's actually hers. or that she can't have both rooms- upstairs & down. i think we'll be moving her into it this weekend coming up. or sooner if #2 decides to make her exit.
either way- i'm not ready- but it must be done. and she'll be fine.
and now me- i'm due friday. i'm thinking i'll still be here- sans a baby. i feel "ready" but i don't think she is. i'm tired & crampy & a sore & all of the things that go along with being 39-40 weeks. and since i'm off work & home with alex 24/7- you can multiply all of that x5 or so.
in fact- elmo is over. so that means my child is now demanding my attention & i have to actually get up & do stuff. or she'll scream. a lot. and loudly.
like right now. i just told her no- so she threw her book & started screaming & stomping her feet. and then she'll slowly lower herself to the floor & actually kick her legs & throw a true to life tantrum.