Thursday, October 1, 2009

She Got Shot

wow. i'm completely beat. tired, worn out, exhausted.
i really should be feeling pretty good cause i had an (almost) 4 hour stretch of sleep all last night. but it's been a rough couple of days.
actually yesterday started out great- i don't really know what happened.

well, i guess it started with music at the school.

it's so much fun. i absolutely love doing it.
the only problem is the 1/2 hour of not being able to watch tekoa. she has free reign at the school for that time.
how much trouble could she really cause in a half hour, you ask?

well, yesterday, for example.....
she tried to get herself a drink and completely soaked her clothes and left a huge puddle of water on the floor.
then i saw her climbing up some bookshelves- that one was worth stopping music class for.
and then she comes up to me and yells out that she "has to go poop!!!"
and i told her she just needed to wait.
i guess she couldn't.

after music i found her in the bathroom. on the toilet- with a poop covered wad of toilet paper in her hand and poop all over her hands, legs, and the toilet seat.
and the first thing she did when i got close to her was grab the back of my legs.

i almost just took my pants off for the ride home, but i had visions of trying to explain it to a police officer and decided to just scrub them a bit and call it good.

and the day just went on from there....ending with tekoa throwing one of her favorite musical toys in the bathtub while shaeya was in it.
it was almost bedtime and i had just had enough. seriously. she's 2 and a half. she really should be snapping out of some of this by now.

so then today. okay, i'm smiling now.....not in an evil way, but it is slightly humorous.

wren and tekoa both had dr. appointments.
i told tekoa we were going to the doctors and she threw a fit. she did NOT want to go.
i don't know what got into her (maybe watching wren get her 2 month vaccinations??)
but she was a wreck.
shaeya asked if tekoa had to have shots today, but i said no, only wren.
and we repeated that to tekoa all morning.

despite our reassurances, she was still terrified to go. and she let everyone there know it.
she refused to cooperate. the nurse had to put her on the scale kicking and screaming, and she wouldn't let them measure her or look in her mouth. i was pretty frustrated. and embarrased.

and THEN to top it all off the nurse informs me that she was behind on 2 vaccines that had been on back order when she was supposed to have gotten them.

i said, "we cannot give her shots today. we just can't."
and she asked if i really wanted to come back again.

so we went ahead and did it.
and her whole world fell apart. it was not pretty.

as i was walking out of the exam room carrying 2 screaming girls, i said to the nurse,
'hey, i'm really sorry about all the drama."
and she said, "actually i wanted to compliment you on the way you handled it all.
i saw you addressing and correcting the entire time and you'd be suprised at how many moms come in here and don't do either."

i think she understood when my eyes welled up with tears, and i thanked her for the encouragement.

after that we headed to the kids' school for our thursday lunch/recess help day.
koa (who had never stopped crying) walked into the school sobbing and told all the kids' that she had "got shot."

i put in my time at the school (as best i could- actually they sent me home early....??)
and then we headed home.

and that brings us to now. the tired/worn out part. besides all the koa drama i feel like i have a constant list of things to do and remember running through my head at all times.
i'm just trying to keep it all together and not be stressed out and still be a fun person for my husband and kids to be around.

and i've decided that a few things on that list (like deep cleaning and working on the 20 lbs of baby weight that's still hanging around) can just wait for a better time.

like when tekoa is out of the terrible two's and when i can get a full night of sleep.

*oh yea, i thought i'd mention baby wren's update.....
at almost 16 pounds and 24 inches long,
she is 90% for weight and 4% for height.....hmmm.


  1. Hilarious!!! But Oh do I feel for you. Just know you are doing the best you can as a Mom. Keep it up!!

  2. Oh yeah, and Wren is bigger than Alexa. At Alexa's 6 month check-up, she was 15 lbs. 2 oz. (75%) and 26 1/4 (25%).