Wednesday, April 28, 2010

High Pain Tolerance

Alexander is the 4th child and the 3rd boy. He has been "wrestling" since he could hold up his head and chasing since he could walk. He regularly plays outside with his big siblings and gets hurt. After a quick hug he runs back outside for more play and more injuries.

I have wondered about his pain threshold for awhile. When he gets a slap on the hand for hitting, he just giggles and hits again. But today it was confirmed. Today he needed vaccinations. He laid down on the table, happy to be drawing his circles on the paper. The nurse went about her business of swabbing and readying his leg. He ignored her. She poked him. He frowned and said "ow". Then went back to drawing circles. So she poked him a 2nd time. Another frown and an "ow". More circles.

That was it. No tears, no holding him down. He is so easy going. I hope this high pain threshold doesn't mean more broken bones in the future. *knock on wood*

C is for Compassion

It continually amazes me how compassionate and caring Connor is. Now that I am pregnant with #5, well, its just harder. I don't know if its because I am older, its always this hard and I have forgotten or because I have 4 kids to take care of. It doesn't matter why. But as with all my pregnancies I get evening sickness. About 4 pm I start feeling tired and ill and it lasts until I fall into bed about 8:30 pm.

Last night Connor asked me to tuck him in. I sighed and said, "really, I'm feeling really bad". My strong little man said, "Its okay. I can do it myself." It melted my heart and I hopped right up to tuck him, while he still needs me.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1st - she got me

Lainy Ann just walked out here and said, "will you always remember me?" I asked her what she meant, she said, "When I am a grown up, will you remember me?"

So overly hormonal me starts thinking about her growing up and leaving and tears start to well up. I think there is no way I could ever forget one of my kids and I am now fighting the tears because she will think I am a fool. So I tell her, "I could never ever forget you, baby girl."

She says, "okay" "Knock, Knock"

Me: "who's there?"

LA: "I thought you would never forget me."

LOL She totally got me.