Monday, October 27, 2008
Today while I was getting Pieper dressed she kept arguing with me that her clothes did not match. I tried to tell her that I had been getting dressed a lot longer than she had and I knew what I was doing but she wouldn't listen. To put things in to perspective a little bit let me explain that Pieper's sense of fashion is wearing around her pajamas or dance outfit. Most of the time her pajama top and bottom are mismatched and her shoes don't match. She was mad because I made her wear a pair of jeans with a pink shirt and brown flip flops. She felt like she needed to wear a pink pair of shoes to match the shirt or she wanted to change into a brown shirt. Most of the time I give in to her because it's usually easier but today I did not give in so for the greater part of the morning she cried and cried and cried.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
All day Friday and Saturday Parker complained about his stomach hurting but I didn't think a whole lot about it because he would say it and then act normal five minutes later. While we were at the luncheon after Grandma Pieper's funeral Parker came up to me and said, "Mom I don't feel good I think I'm going to..." I think he meant to say throw up because that's exactly what he did. I quickly grabbed a plate off the table and he threw up into that. I am amazed at how much that plate could hold (I'm going to have to find out the brand because it was one hefty plate. Maybe we could re-enact the whole thing and make a commercial out of it). I felt bad for all the people that were still eating while it happened because I am sure their appetite was ruined after that. Not even two minutes later Parker said, "Mom can I have a brownie?" I thought he was kidding but he was dead serious. He could not understand why I would not let him have one. He kept arguing that his stomach felt better and it would be fine. Needless to say, Parker never got his brownie.
On Thursday the 17th we left for Idaho to go to Grandma Pieper's funeral. About two hours before we left Adriana began to complain that her stomach hurt. I told her to eat a few saltine crackers and see if it calmed her stomach down. She ate two crackers and about five minutes later she threw up. Luckily she had grabbed a bowl so we didn't have a mess everywhere. I figured she must have had one to many fruit roll-ups and that she would be fine but about two minutes before we were planning on leaving Adriana threw up again but this time she didn't get it into the bowl. We quickly got her in the bath and then I told her to take some nausea medicine to calm her stomach down. She knew that it tasted yucky but she trusted me because I'm the mom and we know everything! We thought that the medicine would do the trick but we decided to bring the bowl just in case. We had been in the car about five minutes when Adriana threw up the medicine that we had just given her. So we stopped at the store to get some 7-up. I told Adriana that my mom would always buy us 7-up when our stomach hurt and it always made us feel better. So once again she trusted me and drank some. Five minutes later she threw up the 7-up. This continued until we got to Tremonton where we decided to spend the night. When we got in the hotel room I told Adriana to get in the bath tub. I explained to her that it always made me feel better to get in a warm tub and relax. She just stared at me like she didn't hear what I said so I repeated it again. She looked at me and said, "I don't want to." I thought she was just being difficult but then she said, "Everything that you do to make you feel better doesn't work for me it just makes me worse. So I'm not going to get in the tub because it will probably make me throw up again." I couldn't disagree with her because all my methods had failed. So instead she went to bed and the next morning she was better.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Jeff's Grandma Pieper this week and when I told Pieper that she had died and that Grandma had gone to live with Jesus she said, "Oh mom can I go and live with him too?" I don't like it when my kids ask me questions like that because I don't even like to think of them leaving me so I told her, "No, not for a long time. I need you to stay here with me. Grandma Pieper is with her husband and brothers in Heaven." Then Pieper said, "Okay, will you call him for me then." I tried to explain to her about prayer and that's how we talk to Jesus but she didn't really understand what I was saying. As soon as the other kids woke up she immediately told them that Grandma Pieper had died and is now living with Jesus.
Monday, October 13, 2008
The other day while I was taking Harrison and Parker to their friend's house we somehow got on the subject of deodorant. Harrison told me that his friend Bryson wears deodorant but earlier that day they found out that Bryson had forgotten to put it on because he stunk after playing football. So I said, "Oh how did he decide when to start wearing it? Did he start because he's in 6th grade?" Harrison said, "No, he's already had the maturation program." When he said it he acted as if I had just asked the dumbest question in the world and that I should have already known why he started wearing it." Then Harrison went on to say that he thought he needed to wear deodorant because he stinks as well after he plays football. Parker quickly chimed in and said that he needed some as well. In unison they said that they wanted Old Spice deodorant, but not the original kind because it smells like soap. They want the kind that smells like you have cologne on. It was very obvious to me that they had put quite a bit of thought into the whole "deodorant" thing so I told them that I would have to think about it. So a couple days later while Jeff and I were grocery shopping we decided to pick up some deodorant for Harrison and Parker. We left it sitting on the counter so they would see it when they got home from the football game. Harrison immediately saw it and asked what it was for. I played dumb and told him to go ask his dad. So he went in and asked him and Jeff told him that we had gotten it for them so they wouldn't smell bad anymore. Harrison acted so nonchalant about it and said, "Oh okay," and then he turned around and had the biggest grin on his face. So if you are around my boys you'll have to comment on their cologne, oops...I mean deodorant.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Lately Pieper has been taking things that I say quite literally, which reminds me of the Amelia Bedelia stories. I use to read them all the time when I was younger and I loved how she took everything literally. Today while we were eating pizza at the park (fat free of course) I told Pieper that she needed to finish her food before she could have a sucker. So she asked me, "How much?" I thought she was asking me how much of it she needed to eat so I said, "The whole thing!" So she tried to stuff the whole thing in her mouth in one bite. I guess she was asking me how many bites she needed to take and I basically told her one.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
A couple nights ago Pieper woke up around 2:30 AM because she was all stuffed up and could barely breath so I told her that I was going to give her some medicine that would make her nose feel better. When I got back into the room with the Benadryl tablet she said, "Which nose?" I thought she meant which side would it help so I said, "Both of them." So she put the tablet up to her left nostril and tried to push it inside. I quickly realized that she wanted to know which side she was supposed to put the medicine up since I told her it was for her nose. I laughed so hard but she didn't seem to think it was very funny and she just put her down on the pillow and she was asleep within seconds.