Monday, July 27, 2009
I go into the playroom to tell Jayla that it's time for her shower. Only to find her sitting in a chair, under the curtain at the window. I hear her talking to herself (as she often does). But I couldn't hear exactly what she was saying. So I gently pull back the side of the curtain and peek in at her.
THERE I find my daughter holding a piece of paper with names of kids on it (and teachers) that have been in her class over the past 2 years. I look at her and notice that her nose is running. So I ask her what's wrong (this is where it gets interesting) and the conversation went something like this...
Mom: "What's wrong?"
Jayla: sniff..."I've just been crying, that's all!" sniff
Mom: "What are you crying about?" now looking a little bit closer at the paper she's holding
Jayla: sniff, sniff "Do you remember on the last day of school, I was crying?" sniiiiiffff
Mom: "Yeah???" trying not to laugh
Jayla: "Well..." sniff, sniff, "I was crying because I didn't want to leave school for the summer and I didn't want to miss my friends! AND I didn't want to stop learning and all that stuff!" "I didn't even WANT to have a summer break! I don't NEED a break!" "I wish I could go to bed right NOW!" sniff, sniff "and wake up and go to school!!" SNIFF
Mom: "Well, honey, I'm sorry, but school has to close for the summer which means you'll have a summer break. The teachers want to spend some time with their families too, you know?"
Jayla: "WELL...I don't WANT to have summer!" sniiiifff..."I want to keep learning all that I can and I want to go to school and I want to see my school friends! sniiifff
Mom: "Jayla, there's nothing I can do about that right now. But ya'll start back to school in about 2 weeks anyway. So you'll be back with your school friends and learning more real soon. Now c'mon and take your shower."
By now, Mister M. is looking at me mouthing, "What's wrong with HER?" :-) I tell him and he just smiles and shakes his head.
So, I go in the bathroom and run Jayla's shower. Soon, she comes in there with me, I give the "shower instructions" and I leave the bathroom. A few seconds later, I come back down the hall and see her reflection in the mirror. This girl is now looking at herself working up an OSCAR worthy, deep sorrow BAWLING!!!
Are you KIDDING me? :-)
So the loving mother that I am stops and says to my daughter, as sweetly as I can...
"Alright Jayla, that's ENOUGH!!!" lol
Ok, I know I'm wrong for posting this. But I just HAD to share it with someone. I just love this kid! I'm not sure who's she is...cuz she CAN'T be mine! :) She really cracks me up and keeps me on my toes.
Oh, and I'll have ya'll know, this is NOT the first "melt down" we've had this summer. The 1st one was cured by, "Well, if you don't take a summer break, you won't get to go on vacation!" That one went over like a charm! Probably because it was the truth.
This time...I got nothin!! LOL
...and so it goes, as Jayla's world turns...tune in next week for the, "MOM, what am I gonna wear (that's pink) on the first day of school? Do you think my teacher (whoever she is) is going to like it?" episode.
Friday, July 24, 2009
...Ronaldinho! There he is...right there...in the black & red stripe shirt...ya see him? Although we had AWESOME seats (2nd row from the field, just to the side of the goal...we could almost wipe the sweat from their brows) I still wasn't able to get great pictures. Mainly because the Dome was almost CONVULSING from the sheer sound of yelling soccer fans. So needless to say, it was a little difficult to keep a steady hand.
And speaking of the sound...OH MY GOSH, it was SOOOOOO loud! But I think that just added to the excitement of it all.
Oh, and last thing about the game, then I'll move on. Now ya'll know me! Ya'll know that I am very fortunate & blessed to have a VERY diverse group of friends/associates/family members :-)...stay with me...I'm getting to my point. But NEVER...and I do mean NEVA...have I ever seen (or heard) so many Mexicans in one confined space in my LIFE!
We've been involved in soccer now for about 6 years. And in those 6 years, we have seen our share of Latinos and heard our share of the Spanish language :-). And again, I have NOTHING against ANYONE! But, MY GOODNESS, the Georgia Dome was CHOCK FULL of Spanish speaking Americans on Wednesday night, you hear me? It was AWESOME! :-) Boy, soccer fans sure do know how to have a good time. So what there were 2 fights on the field and a couple in the stands and a few in the concession area...SO what! With a crowd of 50,306 people (exact number, by the way), you're bound to have a disagreement here or there :-).
Seriously, it was SO much fun! I can't wait to go to another pro game. Sadly, our team lost by one goal...but it was still a great time!
OK...on to other news. Last week I had to take Jayla to her first Orthodontist appointment. What's up with that? The other 2 people that I had the privilege of raising never even heard the word Orthodontist until they were in middle school...and that was because some of their friends had been.
Anyway, we're not gonna sweat it. The ole tooth doctor said we don't have to worry about doing anything "corrective" for a while. Jayla is only 7 and she is still in the early stages of losing teeth. So we will go back in January to see what, if any, changes have been made in her cute little mouth and we'll go from there. Fortunately, IF we do have to get braces, it'll only be on the top. But again, we're not gonna sweat it right now. Jayla, on the other hand, almost had to be sedated when she found out what an Orthodontist does :-). But when I informed her that IF she had to get braces, that she could get pink on her teeth somewhere, she was almost disappointed that we didn't start the procedure that day! She's a nut!
So...last night me and my GNO friends got together. Remember, I went to a soccer game on our regular meeting night...keep up! :-D ANYWAY, we didn't want to do our "regular" thing and thought we'd go to an improv "comedy" show. I say, "comedy" because I'm sure it was SUPPOSED to be funny. It was one of those "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" kinda deals. A couple of the guys were kinda funny. But for the most part, it was kinda lame. I think I spent most of the time laughing at & with my friends at other stuff :-). We had a fun evening out though. I just love hanging with my girls!! After the show, we went to one of Georgia's famous landmarks for some of the girls to munch on some greaseri...uh, I mean onion rings :-). Then it was on to one of MY favorite places...YUMMY!!! (for those of you who have never been there...don't even bother pulling in if the HOT sign ain't on!...I'm just sayin!)
Today, me and Jayla are going to meet up with Briyanna (my eldest) for a tour of the Georgia State campus. Ya'll, I'm SO proud of her. She is 5 weeks shy of graduating from Stafford Brown College in the field of Pediatric Nursing. AND...she's at the top of her class! She has decided to continue on with school, while she's motivated, and hopes to start at Georgia State in their nursing program this Fall. So anyway, that's what we're doing today.
But before I go, I think I would be amiss if I didn't leave you with a Flower Fix. I haven't done that in a while. So here ya go...enjoy!Toodles! Ya'll have a great weekend!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
For those of you who know me, you KNOW that I LOVE this place! :-) I think I'll adopt this as my new theme song.
Check it out...
Sorry for the "link"...I couldn't figure out how to post the actual video. For some reason, Blogger didn't like my cut & paste action.
Enjoy your day!
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE having Jayla around everyday. She's GREAT company and makes for humorous day to day comings & goings. I'll tell ya, I just love this kid.
Case in point, yesterday, we were at Michaels. I'm on the hunt for some chandelier stickers or stamps or stencils, or SOMETHING. I've built a desk for my sewing machine and I want to decorate it with chandeliers. Don't ask me why...I just do and I just like them, ok? ;)
ANYWAY...we're wandering around Michaels and I'm looking for something that either is or resembles a chandelier...trying to get the creative juices flowing. As I'm thinking out loud, I happen to say, "I can't make a stencil because...because, I just CAN'T! I've tried and it ain't happenin!"
So Jayla hears my "thoughts", grabs me by the arms and says to me; "MOM! You CAN do it! Don't give up! You've told me not to quit and don't give up. So you can't give up and be a quitter either. C'mon Mom, YOU CAN DO IT!!"
Ok, so as her mother, what do I say at this point? I mean, she's right, I HAVE said that to her. And I'm sure, especially since she's only 7, I'm gonna say it again...and again. But seriously...I HAVE tried and I CAN'T do it!
So after laughing and getting over my shock of what she just said, I grab my daughter and give her a big hug and a kiss on her head. And I say to her...as sweetly as I possibly can; "Honey, you don't understand...I've tried and tried and really, Mommy CAN'T make a chandelier stencil! And not only that, I don't HAVE to...cuz I'm GONNA find one!" lol
To which she responds, "Oh mom, I believe in you...you can do it...you just have to TRY!"
Anyway, this "precious moment" as it was, goes on for quite a while. But needless to say, although my daughter called me out, so to speak, the search continues. I WILL find that chandelier stencil or stamp! LOL
So, anyway, last week I had to take Jayla to the doctor because she's had this annoying little cough for a few weeks now. She also complained of her left ear feeling, "stopped up - like when we were on the plane". And since she doesn't seem to be able to hear me that well when I call her name (unless I'm calling her to see if she wants some ice cream or to go to the park, lol), I thought I'd better get it checked out. We go to the movies to see Madagascar 2 that morning (VERY cute movie, by the way) then head to the doctor. Only for them to discover that she not only has an ear infection, but also a sinus infection. GREAT!!!
We are then sent to the pharmacy to get her prescription of Amoxicillian. ONLY to find that it's gonna cost us $60! Little did I know that we now have a $50 deductible on prescriptions every year. ANYWAY, I paid it we went on our way. 2 doses into the meds, it dawns on me, "Publix (grocery store) has FREE antibiotics with a prescription!" ARGH!!! I could've saved us $60! Oh well, whatcha gonna do?
We are now 8 days into the meds and only 2 more days to go. The coughing has pretty much gone away. However, Jayla claims that she might still have the ear infection though. (She knows this because she's gonna be a pediatrician one day, lol) I ask her why and she says, "Because I still can't hear YOU that good! I can hear daddy, I just can't hear you that good!" You're kidding me, right? LOL I think she's gonna milk this one...
I've been trying to get back in the swing of scrapbooking too. So I'm excited about showing off our vacation album when I'm done with it. I'm also gonna try and start on our anniversary album too. That way, I won't get burned out and bored with one event. We'll see how that goes.
Well, that's it for tonight. Ya'll have a great evening. Toodles!