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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The KING of Puking in Public

My dad grew up with an unusually sensitive gag-reflex that left him prone to easy vomiting. Apparently it's genetic and I'm grateful there is at least ONE mother on this plantet that completely understands what I am going through. (I should call my grandmother more often...)

No matter how much strangers stare at us or how often my friends swear they've never heard of a child throwing up this much, Aiden continues to be a pretty steady twice-a-month kind of kid. Today he threw up in the checkout line of HEB. I've never had faster checkout and bagging service in my life.

We walked to the car with my pants - and Aiden's balloon - dripping with vomit. A couple people stopped to watch me strip Aiden to his diaper, start the AC, load him in his car seat and finally load my own completely thawed groceries. Should I ever see another mother in this situation, I'll know excactly what to do: Skip introductions and just load the groceries while assuring her my son suffered from the same thing and give her an exact date and age of when he finally stopped spewing like the girl from The Exorcist.

When I asked Aiden why he threw up he said "I choke and throw up cake". Ah. HEB had free sample chunks of their chocolate bundt cakes in the bakery and I grabbed one for Aiden before we hit the produce section (which is worse than the candy aisle for us). That was about four minutes before the checkout line scene. I don't know how you choke on a crumb-sized piece of super-soft cake but my child can do it! Can yours?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Anthng But The Usual is Our Usual

I flipped open my planner this morning to find our week delightfully UN-scheduled. It's the first time this has happened in MONTHS (since last August maybe?) and I'm fully planning on getting some serious items off my to-do list. Later. This morning we have shamelessly vegged out. We've played, watched a movie, had a leisurely lunch and I even got a baby shower card made. It's been a wonderful morning! This afternoon I'm going to tackle bathroom cleaning and see about getting some christmas shopping done while Aiden naps. Ah, what a deliciously calm, laid back day!

Aiden can count to.....S
This is hilarious, mostly because we can't get him to stop! He can count to six but being the comedian he is, he prefers to count to something that gets him the best reaction. Randomly thoughout the day he'll begin counting some objects and - no matter how many there are - he'll say one, two, three, four, five, nine, S! It's ALWAYS a random nine thrown somewhere in there, followed by S! His pre-school teachers will be so thrilled. ;)

Bucket Head
Wish I had a picture for you - it would be all the funnier! We bought Aiden a little plastic play food set that came in a clear plastic bucket. Of course the packaging has been the best toy ever! He frequently puts it all the way over his head (suffocation style) and runs around the house squealing and laughing, which echos inside the bucket. It's quite humorous and just one of the many reasons that we think he's nuts!

Fleece Obsession
Aiden's favorite star blanket is fleece. And so is "nemo blanket" - the blue fleece blanket with orange clown fish that my mom gave him last winter to keep warm during nap times. Also floating around the house is an orange fleece scarf and Spike the fleece alligator I had a seller on Etsy make for him nearly a year ago. He's been sleeping with star blanket since he was 8 months old and added Nemo blanket this last January. This week the orange scarf has been requested at every bed time and just this morning Spike was added to the must-have mix. Even all wadded up, this is a 36x36 inch mound of fleece. Add this to Mack Truck and the various other Cars character Aiden insists he needs to sleep and his crib looks like a messy dresser drawer at each nap time. I have no idea how he gets any sleep...