Jun 9, 2013

Calamity Jane

That's what my week has made me feel like. Y'all have all heard about the car incident.

Then Dell Harper was struck down by an ear infection (grumpiness starting Thursday, diagnosis Friday).  My sweet girl does not get sick very often, so when she does. . .

The world is ending, y'all.

Also, Morgan got in a fender bender last week (rear-ended), so he has been in a rental car.

Oh, and Buddy got sprayed by a skunk Friday night.

And the temper tantrums brought on by not feeling good?  I am attempting to combat a pesky fear that this is not feeling unwell, but instead a drastic personality change, but it keeps creeping into the back of my (tired) mind.

The child would not even eat a cookie tonight.  She's going back to the doctor for sure if that kind of behavior continues.

Anyway, I am reminded of an old column of Erma Bombeck's about communicating with toddlers-

                    When I said "No," they giggled; "Not now," they bit me; "Come to Mama," they ran into          
               traffic; "Let me see what is in your hand," they ate it; "The strained lamb is good for you,"  
               they blew it back into my face.
                    Communicate with a toddler?  I'd sooner take my chances with an untrained, excited    
               puppy on a new white carpet.

Sing it sister!

Anyway, tomorrow is a new day.  I'm off for a vat of wine, hot bath and a nap.  Probably simultaneously.

 Also, I owe so many people emails.  Please forgive me.  I am wading through my correspondence, after a deadly combination of summer lassitude and vacation bible school exhaustion.  Oh, and the aforementioned toddler.


  1. I love the toddler bit! So true. I sure hope Dell Harper feels better soon. Nothing is worse than a sick (& crabby) baby.

    I have felt like Calamity Jane for the past 5 years. My little one is just starting to grow out of the toddler phase and I can't believe how much easier my life is. Did i really just say easy? let me rephrase, easy may be a little strong of a word, but it really is getting a bit more manageable.

    I just came across your blog. Great sense of humor and perspective on life.

    �� Meg

  2. God Bless! I am thinking about you gals!

  3. I love Erma Bombeck so hard. I think I've read every single one of her books, cover to cover -- Every day with a toddler deserves a little dash of Erma, methinks!

    I hope Dell Harper is on the mend SOON!

  4. I just get the biggest kick out of your blog. It reminds me so much of my life many years ago. It is so weird but I miss those crazy days. At least you have every precious moment on a blog and can look back. Your sweet daughter is precious and you are positively a wonderful mom.

  5. I hope that things have improved for y'all. A sick toddler can really suck the life out of you!


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