Saturday, January 30, 2010


The final season of Lost starts in three days and it looks like I'm not the only one who can't wait for some answers.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dentists Used To Be Scary

Not anymore. The kids all had great check-ups, no cavities, but more importantly, they were surrounded by wild animals! They saw Elephants, Gorillas, and walked on a glass floor looking down at a Hippo and a baby Hippo in the water. None of it was real, but it sure looked real! The ceiling is a huge dome shape and covered with a gorgeous mural of blue sky with clouds and birds. Flat screen TVs playing Shrek during the exams, and a waiting room with real old school arcade games.
On top of it all, everyone who works there seems to really know kids. They were SO nice and patient. It was an awesome experience. Maybe not the part when 4 pre-dental students were observing Amanda's exam and the dentist asked "now, does your Mommy help you floss every night?" and she looked confused and said "no" and my face turned red and one of the observing students said "ohhhh, busted." That part wasn't awesome. But guess what? I sure do help the kids floss now.
P.S. Jack disregarded that sign that says "Please do not climb" and got pretty far up before I pulled him down.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Upside Down Elvis

Jack is on his second round of antibiotics for a sinus infection. He has fluctuated up and down on the sick scale for the past few weeks, but his fever spiked yesterday and today he is not feeling well at all. He just started his second round, so hopefully he will start to feel better today and tomorrow.

Until then, I will take pictures of his misery and post them on a blog like a good mommy!

This is what I call the upside down Elvis:

Today it mostly comes along with "my eyes hurt" and "my nose is wunning" but in general, it means he's moved beyond basic terrible two whining and now means business. I've been trying to capture it for a while but he's been quick to catch on. This was last night when I was able to catch a mini drive-by version:

When I took the first picture, Jack asked if he could see it and let out a big congested laugh. Then he said "dat make-ah me happy." Just doing my job, kid.