Sorry… didn’t post yesterday, I’m sure all of you were in withdrawal 😉 But today we’re back to our regularly scheduled blathering nonsense…
And update on Jack and his tooth – he did wonderfully at the dentist. He ran back with the hygienist when she came for him and after they Novocained him, she came and told me he cried a little and explained how they would hold his arms and likely his head for the 30-second extraction. I appreciated this little chat since it alleviated any questions I might have about what was happening and if Jack had told me that someone held him, I would know why. Nice touch. Less than 10 minutes later he was all done and once again sitting on a little bench with gauze clamped down between his front teeth. He eagerly showed me his toy and told me that he couldn’t talk well because of the gauze. He wasn’t traumatized or upset, just eager to find out if he could go back to playing with the toys in the waiting room. After I buckled him into his car seat, he told me, “The boy did bad things to me.” Love that he referred to his 60+-year-old dentist as “the boy” like he didn’t deserve the respect of being called a man. He cuddled for a little bit at home and then was back up and running around. He mentioned once that he didn’t like his tooth being out but otherwise appears to be unphased by it all. The sedative that I gave him prior to the appointment didn’t taste very good so when I gave him the bubblegum-flavored amoxicillin for the first time, he paused and asked, “Am I going to like it?” But he likes it… I miss bubblegum-flavored antibiotics.
I will say the tooth was way longer that I expected it to be – all the other teeth I’ve seen when the fall out are very short but this one was 3/4 of an inch long – a bit ridiculous. I’d also show you a photo of Jack’s new gap but I’m going to wait on that one until the scene of the extraction looks a little less gruesome. I’m sure you appreciate my discretion with that one.
Anywho… happy Friday, enjoy my 5QF answers below…
1. What advice would you give a couple getting married?
Marriage is hard, not always, but it can be and likely will be at some point. Difficulty in marriage doesn’t mean it’s failing or you are failing, it’s just difficult. Circumstances, life in general with all it’s outside influences and communication levels all help contribute to those difficult times and oh my does the devil weasel in there as well. But just remember, like life, marriage can be hard but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the effort. All the good things are hard work (except ice cream – ice cream is good and oh so easy to get).
2. If you could tell your 16 year old self ONE thing, what would it be?
Just one thing… that’s the kicker. I could write a whole novel of the stuff I’d love to tell me. But what would be the most important thing? I’d like to think that perhaps it would have to do with not obsessing over certain boys, or boys in general, but I think that I must have learned something through all that drama and heartache – though I also wasted a whole lot of time and energy. So I guess I’d just have to say, “Don’t be stupid.” That applies to whole variety of things but much like wearing a WWJD? bracelet, I hope my teenage self would stop in any situation and think to herself, “Don’t be stupid” and then continue on and make a smart(ish) choice.
3. What do you do to keep cool in the summer? (AC, windows, fans, swimming, etc.)
Air conditioning all the way. I still remember the summer my parents got central air when I was growing up. I was away at camp for the week when they got it installed and I came home after sleeping in a stuffy cabin for the week to the beautiful, wonderful coolness of central air. I’ve lived in places since then that haven’t had central air but I so love it and hope to not give it up again!
4. What did you (or your wife) crave most while pregnant?
With Liam it was fruit smoothies and ice cream (he was born in August) with Jack it was salads, Subway and Kettle chips. But I ate too many Kettle chips and ended up having to get my gallbladder out after Jack was born. Sad times. But now I can eat them again so that’s happy. Nothing like a little out-patient surgery to make my world a better place.
5. Who is your favorite TV mom? Why?
It’s funny, but I think my favorite TV mom is definitely not the mom I ever would have wanted for myself but I loved Lauren Graham’s character of Lorilai in the Gilmore Girls. She was cool and hip and they had a great relationship and she really did love her daughter but knowing myself, I would have found her so frustrating as my parent. But still I just love the character.
Linking up with Mama M for Five Question Friday.
I loved her character too! I loved her witty one-liners that made references to weird and niche movies and tv shows that I’ve seen. I would have LOVED to have met the writers of that series!
And also, I loved your marriage advice!