I'm in a list mood lately, probably because for some reason I've said YES to everything I've been asked to do which has kept me running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I just figured I'm not "working" so I can do everything else! I'm not worn out, yet....but I plan to "schedule" some down time. But anyway, here's this week in review (the highlight reel):
1. #2 has to get 12 teeth pulled (not all at the same time). She has a small mouth and big teeth! Normally our family dentist does not do this, but he scheduled her with another dentist in the office. She was going to get some laughing gas and get 2 teeth pulled at a time. So, her and I both had butterflies in our stomachs when we walked in. We went into the cubicle that they were going to do this and sat down. While we were waiting for the new dentist #2 pointed to a poster on the wall behind me and asked who they were. It was the 3 Stooges. That sort of unnerved me a bit. I didn't know how I felt about a 3 Stooges Fan giving my daughter nitrous oxide and pulling at her teeth. Then, I glanced next to Larry, Moe and Curly and saw a cute little sign with a smiling tooth that said established 2003.
As is, only 5 years ago we became a dentist? We, as in, he? I have this general unspoken law that my children only go to medical/dental professionals that have been practicing since the last century (1900's) and who preferably, have grandchildren. What was with this new, 3 Stooges loving wet-behind-the-ears-dentist.....for a slight second, I worried he would over "gas" her and there would be complications like the girl who went in for a breast augmentation in Boca Raton and died from a reaction to the anaesthesia. I prayed away the fear and waited on the edge of my seat. He walked in as bald as Curly and with braces. oh my word. I don't know if it was my preconceived ideas, but he seemed sort of rattled, like maybe he has never actually pulled real teeth before. Nah, that was probably my imagination. We made it through. Now, we just have to do it like 5 more times in the next year.
2. Funny stories at The Possibility Place. I met my former neighbor yesterday to get the kids together since they had a half day. She has a little boy who is #3's age and a 2 year old. I can start an entire blog dedicated to what her 2-year old daughter does in a day. She is a wild child and the cutest little thing I've ever seen (next to my own children, of course). Her mom entertained me with stories of how she has her "lovies", 2 Purell hand sanitizers that go with her every where. Not a stuffed animal or blankie. A pink and blue container of "hanitizer", as she calls them. She sleeps with them and asks to take them everywhere she goes (her mom made her leave them in the car during our play date). She also confided they are not having any more kids because they are afraid Reagan would do something terrible. For instance, she ripped the legs off their hermit crab and rolled it down the stairs. I kissed and hugged my kids a thousand times after this and rejoiced for the Lord giving me the kids He knew I could handle!
3, Lastly, and then I must get going to help with Spring pictures at the middle school, I was elected co-president of next year's elementary PTO. Notice the "co-president". I was a little surprised that a lady I did not know was chosen. Okay, surprised and slightly disappointed/intimidated/freaked out. They have always had co-presidents, but I was hoping it was someone I knew and even more importantly, someone on fire for Jesus!! What has me worried is when I ask my Moms in Touch friends if they know her, they paste a cheesy smile on their faces and say "no, but I hear she is nice". Then, they tell me they'll be praying for me. Huh? I'm trying to not have the excitement drained right out of me!
Thus concludes my list of highlights for the last couple days. I could wow you and awe you with stories of balancing my checkbook and vacuuming, but I don't want to overdo it! Plus, I didn't do either of those things!