Friday, June 1, 2012

7 Quick Takes (Vol 3) The One in Which I Almost Drown the Baby


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I have been doing a walk (almost!) daily, and I'm already starting to notice a bit more energy and it's been great. I'm not losing tons of weight, but, you know, baby steps or whatever it is they say. I should probably stop eating ice cream. Good thing I've been wanting fruit lately!

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Speaking of fruit, I am the only person in my house that likes watermelon. How is that possible??? The look on the boys' faces when I gave them bites of it was so bad you would have thought I was putting something really bad in there. Like brussels sprouts or something. ;-)

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We are having my father in law do a bunch of work around our house, because he is a handy man so we're keeping him busy with jobs, but also because we have decided Jason's time is so limited with the family that we'd really like to be able to focus on fun family times when he's home.

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Speaking of the stuff we're having done around the house, the first on the list was this musty, moldy smell that was coming from the basement, but we couldn't locate precisely. There was a spot on one of the walls downstairs that had an old wet spot from when our toilet was leaking (around the base, clean water folks) that needed to be fixed, so we had decided that he would knock out that part of the wall. Well, what he found was...not good. The entire wall was rotting out because the people who had put in our shower apparently didn't know that you had to seal the drain and whatnot. It was a mess. A serious, wet, nasty mess that could have eventually caused some mold and really bad stuff. If that toilet hadn't leaked and made it so wet there that the wall was messed up, we might not have looked for it for a L O N G time.

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Dominic still is not sleeping all the time alone in his bed. Sometimes he wakes up and walks to the couch. Silly boy.

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**shhhhh, I don't want to jinx myself, but it has been several nights in a row that Christopher has only woke up twice in the night. This is an awesome development that makes my heart happy. And my brain. I'm tired.**

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The boys love swimming, and going down the big slide at the pool. Jason was having to go up the stairs over and over, so I thought I'd try taking Christopher down. Well, the first time was OK but I really felt like I was going to fast, so Jason told me to spread my legs out and that would slow me down. It did not. I got knocked back onto my back and I'm holding Christopher as high as I can, but when I come off the slide I go under and I know that Christopher has too. Unfortunately I couldn't get my footing so I'm freaking out thinking I'm going to drown the baby. Nobody is coming to help despite me feeling like I've been under water for several minutes. Finally I come up and see that Christopher is soaked, Jason seems so far away, and the lifeguard is just looking down at me. I hand off Christopher and try to get to the edge of the pool and catch my breath, coughing, sputtering, the lifeguard asks if I'm OK. Later I'm told that it was only a few seconds I was under with Christopher. He wasn't even crying. But I won't be going down the slide holding a baby again anytime in the near future.


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22 comments:

  1. I'm glad you didn't drown the baby lol

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  2. #7 - scary! Glad everything was okay.

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  3. Jennifer J in MNJune 1, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    I can't believe they don't like watermelon! Might just be the texture, though. ;)

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  4. Kelly McClintockJune 1, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    I am married to a watermelon hater, by the grace of God, we have made it work ;)

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  5. What about bacon?

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  6. It seems they may have inherited their dad's taste. They dislike bacon as well. :-/ On the bright side, and much to Jason's chagrin, they love butter! :)

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  7. Me too! I think I was freaking out more about drowning him than myself.

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  8. They don't like bacon OR watermelon? The horror!! lol ;) Hey more for you!

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  9. I hate waterslides :-)

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  10. Wow, watermelon I can take or leave, but they don't like bacon?!?!?!?

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  11. Wow. #7 made my heart race for you. So glad you all are OK.

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  12. It was scary!!

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  13. You know, we all have our crosses to bear. ;-)

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  14. THEY DISLIKE BACON????? Well, more for you.

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  15. I know! Jason has ingrained it into their DNA I think. :)

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  16. The cross is them not liking bacon...not them in general. Umm, just thought I'd clear that up. LOL!

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  17. Amanda McDermottJune 1, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    Great post! My daughter hates watermelon, too. It's the first food she ever spit right out of her mouth.

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  18. Weird kids! :)

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  19. I could see watermelon being a weird texture but... the flavor is just SO DELICIOUS. And bacon... oh my heart swoons for bacon!

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  20. I know!!! I love the flavor of watermelon. Sigh, yes, I am a bacon lover but sadly my husband holds firm in saying "I won't eat pork, not even w/ a fork." ;-)

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  21. You must overcome that horrible handicap! Those poor children!!!!

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  22. How can you not like watermelon?

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