Archive for April 2011
These two videos make me laugh without fail.
I love Whose Line Is It Anyway. I love Wayne Brady. I love Colin and Ryan.
I love people stuffing up and it being hilarious.
Sometimes I’m not a very good mother. I get impatient. And frustrated. And the small one and I feed off each other in unhelpful ways.
I’m thankful that Howie is around so I can get some space when I think my head might explode. I spent an hour or so by myself slowly browsing through Borders with a Chai in hand.
It doesn’t solve everything, having a break. But it does help.
Oh, I don’t like it when Oscar has bad dreams. I can hear him in his room at the moment making little crying noises and saying “no” and other mumblings. There’s no point me going in there because he is asleep, but it is sad-making.
Dreams should always be happy, cheery, floaty things. Especially for little people.
Oscar and I went outside before his bedtime to look at the stars and see if we could find the moon. No go with the moon, but we saw lots of stars and conversed.
Me: Do you think the stars are pretty?
Me: God made the stars. He made everything
O: God made the stars?
O: And the light?
O: God made me?
Me: Yes, God made you
O: And you? And Daddy?
O: And you?
O: And the bushes?
O: And the spiders?
Me: Yes, and the spiders
And then there was a rustling in the bush so he said “oooh, what that noise?” and the creator conversation was over.
But I was pleasantly surprised that he made the leap from God making things, to making him, and us.
Rash no better. In fact worse. Spread to face, and through to feet. Hope it’s gone by the morning. If not, we’ll use some Zyrtec. Crazy stuff.
This morning after the usual wakeup and breakfast routine, I went to change Oscar out of his PJs and found he was rather spotty. It looked a bit different to the last couple of times he’s had a rash, so I rang the doctor. Fortunately they had an appointment at 9:45am. Lock it in Eddie!
It was pretty angry, but I thought it was probably just hives again. However, because it was more dotty than splotchy, I thought a check by a doctor would put my mind at ease to continue as normal with Oscar’s little friends.
The back of one of his legs
His lower back is terrible
But does he care? No way!
So glad he isn’t bothered by it thus far. We told Oscar we were off to see the “lady who looks at tummies”. Don’t dare say “doctor” to him!
Once we got in, Oscar showed her his tummy and his back. She checked his ears, temperature and throat. Listened to his chest and back. Felt his tummy. Asked me heaps of questions. And it didn’t really get us anywhere besides ruling out a virus. Oscar also asked her to look at his butt (because it is rashy too). And then to look in his ears again.
So yes, Oscar is allergic to something. And we have no idea what that something is. She gave us a referral for an allergist, just in case we decide we want it investigated further.
It hasn’t gone down at all today. In fact, it’s gotten worse through the day, spreading further and getting redder.
It is all a bit of a mystery. It’s probably not a food.
Anyway, hope it’s better tomorrow.
1. Oscar had his first kiss today. Maddie, from mothers group, was giving him lots of cuddles at the park today. He eventually reciprocated. And then she gave him a massive smooch on the cheek. He was grinning from ear to ear, and then wiping it off – must have been a ‘bet one’ (wet one) like he gives us sometimes. He seemed very chuffed though.
2. Oscar and Sebastian had their first meeting. We were very happy to have Jo and Victor and Sebastian pop in this afternoon (and Jane and John) – even if it was just to help them stay awake after their long flight here. Oscar had a good squizz at Sebastian. And we all made sure we captured the moment (even if it meant recreating it a few times – my helpful, pose-able child)
(ensuring the cute leaning on the hand was very important)
Sebastian wasn’t quite as interested in Oscar as Oscar was in him. But that’s ok. There’s time.
Beautiful little boy
3. This afternoon we bought Oscar his first pee-yo (pillow). He has been using Pingu as a pillow in bed, so we thought it was probably time to get a real one, and extend Pingu’s valuable life as much as we can.
We went to David Jones firstly (because Oscar likes the clowns) but there wasn’t really anything there – except expensive pillows… $297 anyone?! So we went to Myer and they had a Kids Pillow. So we got that. We brought it home and found a pillow case. And Oscar had a test run.
“Pretend you’re asleep Oscar”
Then tonight, after he’d been asleep for an hour or so, I crept in to see if he was using it. And he was. Just
I’ve been letting Oscar’s hair grow out a bit. Not that he doesn’t like haircuts, but lots of the ladies in his life like his curls and rouse on me each time Nana cuts his hair. And I figure, with winter on the way, a bit more hair on his head will keep him that little bit warmer.
This afternoon I fluffed it up a bit for him.
“Oh my gosh my hair is so curly!”
“I’m ok with that”