Thursday, October 25, 2007

Where is pumpkin?

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my son and how much he amuses me?

This morning, he was singing "Where is pumpkin? Where is pumpkin? Here I am. How are you today sir..." to the tune of Where is thumbkin. Oh, he had me cracking up and joining him.

He's also been into bubble baths these days after being afraid of bubbles for awhile last year. Tonight after he finished dinner, he was ready for bath. I'm working on eating slower (than scarfing down my food in a few minutes flat which is a bad habit I've picked up since Max was born) so I told him he had to wait until I finished eating. When I got done, he was literally sitting in the bathtub fully clothed waiting which had me laughing again.

It's been a busy week. I took Tuesday and Thursday mornings off work to go to Max's mommy and me classes. I'm glad I did. It's as I expected in that they are just seen an entirely different kid than I do. And, I can really understand why he shuts down a bit during that Thursday class. There are just so many kids and adults in such a small place. It's loud and chaotic. I was exhausted and ready for a nap by the time we got home and just a tad jealous that Max got to take one and I had to go catch up on work. The feel of the two different days are very different. Granted, Max was the only child on Tuesday because of the winds and fires. But, it gave me a chance to talk with his teachers and for them to see him with me and copy a few songs out of a book they had. The Thursday class is something else. It felt like the main teacher is somewhat condescending and talked down or assumed that she knew more than the parents, but then again, I'm not really the target audience for the group. In general, I would say that the teachers assistants that work with and play hands on with the children feel like he is fine and within range of normal, but the teachers don't. I'm sure the teachers on Tuesday revised their opinion. The teacher today brought her infant son and like I said, it was chaos (at least to me) so don't think she had time to pay attention, but made a comment to the affect that she's glad I'm getting the assessment and is sure that they will find a need for services. I'm still in the I'll be surprised if he gets recommended for more than fine motor skills.

There are a lot of things that have irritated me this week. One of which is that I still haven't heard from the person who is supposed to do the full development assessment on Max. We only have a month to do it and I at least want it on the schedule. I meant to call this afternoon, but my new foster dog go adopted so I didn't get around to it. And, the lady that is supposed to do the speech eval and I have exchanged at least 5 or more phone messages where I say 4 pm on Saturday is fine, I can't go earlier, but could go a bit later. She'll call back and ask me to confirm 4 pm on Saturday is good. Repeat. Annoying.

Like I just mentioned, Heidi was adopted today. But, I'm watching Nikki my old foster dog for the weekend again. So, instead of 3 dogs and a house full of family, I'm back to 2 and life seems much more sane. I haven't seen much of the cat since Heidi liked to give him a hard time so he doesn't even know yet that the coast is clear and he can come home. The scene here the other morning was like one out of a movie with me making pancakes for Max, the fire alarm going off, Max crying cause it scared him, the dog chasing the cat knocking down the lamp. It was a bit wild, but funny.

I finally got the penny out of the CD player in my car rendering it operable again. Yeah!!! Had I known it would only take me an hour and $49.99 I would have done it much sooner. Best Buy service techs that install car stereo's is who agreed to do it. Again, yeah! yeah! yeah!

I'm sure there is much more including a cycle related thing that kind of irritated me, but I'm tired and not really in the mood to get into it. But, I took my last BCP from my first months back and will start a new pack tomorrow since I'm to stay on active pills.

In spite of the busy week, I actually cooked a few times including steaks on the grill. Hmmm. It was delicious and since Max choose a Turkey dog over steak, there is still one left for me for tomorrow lunch. Dinner will be a pot roast in the crock pot since my neice will be in town and I'm hosting a family gathering.

The house just seems so much more calm and less needy with Heidi gone. She was a sweet, sweet dog, but acted more towards the puppy scale than a senior dog. I think she went to a home perfect for her. Even calmed down about 400% in the week or so she was here, she was still a bit too much for me.

The winds have stopped, but air quality is still really bad here right now. But, how bad can life be no matter how busy or how many irritants, when your son sings you "Where is pumpkin? Where is pumpkin? Here I am? How are you today, sir? Very well I thank you. Run away. Run away."

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