Monday, April 28, 2008

She Wants Money!!!

Okay, I think I am in trouble.  This morning Summer asked me for some money so she could play with it.  It all started a couple of days ago when I got her coin bank that counts money as you put it into it.  We emptied her piggy bank into it to see how much she had.  She played with the coins and helped me put them in the bank although that was a little difficult for her since you really have to "press" the coins into it.  I tried to only put the silver coins into the bank and leave the pennies for her to play with.  Which she did.  Happily.  She would put them all in the bank and then dump them out.  Over and over again.  Then last night I let her play with $19 - a ten, a five and four ones - while I was watching Desperate Housewives.  I don't want to leave out where she found it either: my bra!  I don't normally carry money around in my bra, but it just so happens that yesterday I put it there after I found it in the washing machine.  :)  It was already my money though.  I am not lucky enough for people to leave money in the clothes that I wash.  Anyway, she played with that money and counted the bills for almost an hour.  We even played peek-a-boo with the money.  Apparently, she loved it.  So much that today she asked me for money to play with.  Crap.  Needless to say, she is playing with the pennies as we speak.  Putting them in the bank, dumping them out.  I rolled two rolls of pennies out of her stash and still left her plenty to play with.  Now I just gotta get her to counting it. 

I guess her numbers are next to learn.  I gave her some number magnets today that she can play with and hopefully learn.  I hope she is good in math like I was.  I was always good at doing it, but not explaining it.  My mind works too fast for details.  At least it used to.  :) 

We have been working on how old she is too so she will be ready for her birthday.  Two years old.  It is hard to believe the time has gone by so fast.  My baby is just a memory.  Now I have a little girl who is growingup too fast.  I just hope we can keep some sort of innocence about her in this day and age.  It is scary the kids our society is producing now.  Well, she is calling me to "help me, Mommy" so I better go put those pennies away.  I hope she doesn't expect to start keeping the money anytime soon.  LOL

Monday, April 21, 2008

Stop the madness!!!

I think I might be going insane.  Clint had surgery last week.  Scratch that - two weeks ago.  So, I have pretty much been at the hospital for the past 11 days.  Luckily, his parents are here so they relieve me for a couple of hours almost every day.  His mom is spending her 2nd night there tonight, giving me a much needed break.  By the time I get back, I will have been away from the hospital for 24 hours.  I just hope it is enough and I don't break bad on Clint shortly after I get there.  LOL

He is not eating very much and could possibly be over-medicated.  It is very frustrating to sit and watch him not do anything but sleep.  We found out on Saturday that he has some blood clots in his legs, so he is bed-ridden for the time being.  He doesn't talk very much because he said it makes him loose his breath.  It is driving me crazy because on Friday he was walking around and talking about leaving to go get his haircut.  Now he barely says a word.  I can only imagine what is going through his head, but it is obviously NOT "Man this food looks yummy!" or "Can I get some more food please?"  Anyway, I won't bore you with anymore details, but life is pretty stressful and crazy right now. 

To add to everything else, I haven't been able to see Summer very often at all.  I am having withdrawal from her and feel like I am failing her as a mom b/c I can't give her much attention.  I know she is young and won't remember any of this, but I still feel guilty.  She is in good hands with her Memaw and Nanny.  They have been a HUGE help and I don't know what I would do without them.  Summer absolutely adores them and they do her too.  That is one of the only things that comforts me right now.

Summer is spending the night with me tonight for the first time in a week.  We had a fun day today playing at my mom's house.  We ate dinner there and then came home to camp out in front of Barney for a while.  We took a bath together and then watched a little more Barney before I tucked her into bed.  I am glad I have the morning to spend with her too.  We are heading straight to the hospital after her swimming lesson at 11:00.  I know she is anxious to see her daddy.  I just hope he is awake enough to enjoy her company.