Friday, January 9, 2009

UPDATED: Still Life is Real Life

Painting a tomato...followed by an eggplant, three grapes, and a squash.

So apparently still life is NOT real life around here. Screaming all night is real life. Followed by another tip to the doctor, followed by another double ear infection, followed by another complete breakdown (mine, not his). So I'm all, "He's killing us, doc, you gotta do something." and she's all calm and collected like she sees kids like this everyday. And I continue on about how no other baby could possibly be this unhappy thus making his parents this sleep deprived and miserable. And finally, she brought out the big gun - Tylenol with Codeine. A bunch of it. And I shut-up, for now.

11 comments:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

You are such a great Mom! I was just reminiscing (sp?) about providing your kids with good experiences like that! One of my friends told me long ago she always dressed her girls in "play clothes" when they went to Miss Robin's house, because she knew I would LET them get dirty!

Andrea said...

Sorry about the ear infections again. Did you ask for the ENT?

Brandi said...

I second Andrea - Kaeden had the same problem - poor little thing was miserable for a year! It was antibiotic after antibiotic for terrible ear infections. The ENT put in tubes and he has been happy and healthy ever since!

kj said...

I'll meet you at the clock town at 10 PM, I'll give you $20 for 4 tablespoons! I'll bring a ziplock.

kj said...

I meant clock tower!!! duh! Where all "drop offs" happen! ; )

A2ZTur-bus said...

Hey I'm free at 10:00 too!! Man Summer let me take your baby sometime!

Gena said...

Let me take all of you babies, crazy girls. Don't you know I have an entire set of faded crusty little tykes equipment in my backyard? It's truly Disneyland.

rebeckaoneal said...

hey i have half a bottle of that stuff ill sell for 40$ we dont need it.still good! and who wants my kids monica is 8 so she can totally watch your younger ones while you nap!!!!

Holly said...

Summer, I know how you feel. Send me your e-mail so I can give you our story about what worked for us and has worked for many of my friends. ausfam18@aol.com

Lesley said...

Just give him to me already!

OCdeanwife said...

I hope the Tylenol with Codeine works better for you than for us. You know, most meds that should make you sleepy keep my kids wired for hours! Tubes truly are a blessing! Paige is working on her 3rd ear infection in 3 months. Maybe we could get a two for one deal at the ENT!