Thursday, May 31, 2007

Brother and sister at the window

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Monday night I had to basically restrain Joseph in the Urgent Care Center so he could experience his first gigantic Q-tip being shoved down his throat. The doctor had to determine if it was strep throat that was causing his temperature to stay above 104 even with Motrin. It was strep. And an ear infection. I can't explain the diarrhea.

As I was answering questions about why we were there, I saw some paperwork with the words "blisters" and "hand." I was reminded of our last visit. Do you remember this? I sure do.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Potty training, Part one (of many, I'm sure)

Joseph is almost 2 ½, so we thought with Tony between semesters right now it would be a good time to try the dreaded potty training thing. We had a plan. And a back-up plan. Now it’s time to take a break and think of plan number three. I’ll leave out all of the crazy details of the failures, bribes, and small successes. But it just couldn’t have turned out perfectly since it all started with Joseph sitting for the first time on his potty seat attached to the top of the toilet and then falling off head-first smacking his face on the bathtub.