One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Counter Top Over Carousel Horse

Boy have I been a naughty semi-blogger. Sorry for the web-silence!

I was cruising through our photos and spotted these two of Julia. The first one dates to Thanksgiving. You can see from her face that she is far from pleased at having been placed on a carousel horse. Too bad, Julia. You are here for your parents' amusement. Get used to it.

This second photo is from only a few nights ago. She was tugging on my pant leg while I tried to cook dinner. The only way to assuage her demand for attention was to drape her in beads and then set her on the counter so she could watch while I prepared my culinary master piece. As you can see, she prefers being placed on a counter much more than on a ceramic horse. Go figure.

Friday, February 02, 2007

It's All Uncle Chrissie's Fault

A few days ago we had our first real injury among our children - the first one that required a doctor's visit and the dressing of wounds. And it's all Uncle Chrissie's fault.

Kate was playing at Uncle Chrissie's house, dancing and prancing as she is wont to do, when her hand innocently collided with Uncle Chrissie's over-hot fireplace. The result was instant blistering and second-degree burns on the back of Kate's hand.

This first picture of is Kate looking very sad and in pain because of Uncle Chrissie's fireplace (her hand is wrapped in ice and propped up). You can just see Genna in the corner of the photo, on hand to try to cheer her sister up.

I was able to coax a smile out of Kate by telling her that I would be filing a claim against Uncle Chrissie's homeowners insurance. She is very much looking forward to her portion of the pain and suffering money we are going to sqeeze out of Uncle Chrissie (we always give our kids a cut when something like this happens).

And with Kate being Kate, that smile worked itself into a princess smile. Suddenly 'wallowing in agony' became 'being draped luxuriously across her throne'. Quite a difference. I told her to cut it out so I could get some more agony photos, but it was to no avail. When the princess takes her, there is no getting sad-Kate back, even with a lawsuit pending.