Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day

Cupid Zane, 2007

So, it’s Valentine’s Day, and even though we don’t celebrate it much at my house, I thought I’d share a few LOVE-ly things that are happening for us right now. (Get it. LOVE-ly. My clever use of the word love in my Valentine’s Day post is awe-inspiring, no?)

Anyway, here are some good things that are happening:

Zane’s Health -- We’re finishing up the antibiotic, and Zane genuinely seems to be feeling better. And while we are still having to do 3 “rescue” breathing treatments a day, we’re not having to do any in the middle of the night - hence increased sleeping for his parents and better moods for all involved.

Plus, just the general sense of well-being inherent in having a child who is currentlywithout illness is pretty cool.

Snow DayCentral Ohio has been covered in snow, resulting in my – and most of the town I live in – having the day off work. Delightful! We had a wonderful morning of family togetherness before SRH had to drag himself into work, and it was divine. Now, by family togetherness, I mean that we slept in until 8am, and then I got to take a shower for as long as I wanted without any interruptions.

Some days I swear I would cut someone for just a little time alone in the shower – and today I got it. Bliss.

Poop on the Potty – For the fourth day in a row, Zane has pooped in the potty! Those of you who have potty-trained can feel me on this one. Zane has been peeing on said potty for about 6 months now, but has been slower to embrace the “doing of #2”.

We’re bribing him with soda pop, and I am understandably ashamed of this, but the ends justify the means in this situation.

Eddie Vedder Dream -- I had a dream about Eddie Vedder last night. Apparently, my psyche wanted to give a valentine present to itself.

(A few pics for your viewing pleasure are here and here).

Afghanistan Email – I got an email from SRH’s best friend today. Now typically this is not something that is particularly remarkable – Captain McArmypants is generally a cranky, stinky, opinionated guy. But since he deployed to Afghanistan a few weeks ago, we’ve been quite anxious about how he’s adjusting to life in a war zone. Turns out, he’s adjusting just fine, which I’m sure says something very disturbing about him. But since he’s in the line for guardianship of our child, I’m not going to ponder this overly long.

Cupid Photo -- Oh yeah, the love of my life photo-shopped the above picture of Zane as a Valentine’s gift for me.

And for those of you who might be slightly appalled that my mate only got a small mention on this Valentine’s Day post, a post which also described my dreaming of another man, I should probably say that SRH and I do not really celebrate Valentine’s Day.

This owing to the fact that the anniversary of our engagement occurs on Feb. 7th. Therefore, we have agreed to celebrate all things lovey-dovey on that day. But don’t bother to go back to last week’s posts to see if I happened to wax eloquent about my hot monkey love for him there; you won’t find anything. Last week, we happened to be in the middle of a bit of a medical crisis with Zane; therefore, there was no mention of how I am slightly puzzled that I can still feel this way about someone – anyone, even Eddie Vedder- after twelve years.

But I’m sure he knows that I would break both of his legs should he ever even consider being with someone other than me. And I would also add an obligatory arm break if s/he happened to be younger, skinnier, or had bigger boobs.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!


nancy said...

We used M&M's.

For potty training, not Valentine's Day.

Glad your little one is on the mend!

jotcr2 said...

LOVE-ly post. YEA for healthy kids. Sheena just had a cold (nothing compared to you), but she is so much happier now that she's over it.

SRH said...

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa there little missy! You come to my blog and post this comment about renegotiating our Valentine's Day traditions (or lack there of), and now you post a dream you had about another man... on Valentine's Day itself! Oh, there will be some renegotiating. There will be some renegotiating, indeed!

Good Day! Ma'am!

Sue said...

I'm so glad Zane is feeling better. Nothing's worse than a sick child. So stressful and exhausting. And of course our heart break for them.

Yay for pooping on the potty. Kayla has NO interest in the potty. She'll be a tough one. And we have 7 months until she starts preschool and HAS to be potty trained. Ha!

Have a great day!

zingerzapper said...

I agree that VD is a wasted holiday. Damnit, I want spoiled and adored 365, not just one day. Glad the Zaner is feeling better. You got a tough one, oh that kid. And to top it off, I am right there in the lust aisle for the Vedderman. Give me a shower, Pearl Jam's black and I'm good to go. MMMMM, Eddie...

L. Noelle said...

So glad Zane's feeling better, and you're sleeping and you're having good dreams!

Zany Mama said...

The funny thing is that I had never even considered bribery for Zane until one of my friends suggested it.

And she happens to be a therapist who specializes in working with kids so if she couldn't figure out a better method, who am I to try?

Healthy kids are the bomb dot com. (hee, hee, that saying cracks me up)

I know you were just showing off with that whole putting a link in your comment thing. You know I can never figure out how to do that. :)

That preschool potty training countdown was high stress at our house. I don't envy you at all.

I just kept telling myself, "He doesn't have to be potty trained. He just has to be able to not pee for 2.5 hours straight."

Fortunately, we were able to at least get him to that point.

In looking at pics to share, I came across his last interview in Rolling Stone.Disappointing, really. He drinks (a lot), smokes, had an "ecstacy" period, and dips tobacco. That info took a little of the shine off.

Oh heck, who am I kidding? I love that man.

Yep. Things are pretty okay right now. It's kind of cool.

Kristi said...

Woo hoo...I'm so glad he's feeling better. I'm not an Eddie Vedder girl...but, um, yay for you and your psyche.

JGOENAR said...

Did someone post a response that said "VD was a wasted holiday?" Heh they said VD....ok enough...T I want you to know how much I feel for what you and hubby go through with little man. It has been an interesting trek through the transformation of the two of you through the process. I commend you both for pouring your heart, soul and mind into parenting. Little man will forever love his parents. It is easy to see why.

Anonymous said...

so, which blue did you choose? I painted my daughter's bedroom "sea foam" from Home Depot's Behr brand paint, and the cieling "aqua tint." from Pittsburgh paint.

Zany Mama said...

I know, I'm a little surprised at the depth of my passion for Mr. Vedder. In many ways he's not my type at all - he's short, does drugs, and plays a type of music that I typically don't dig. But then there is this thing...

What can I say? His voice speaks to my soul.

That's why we will keep you guys as our friends for many years - just so you can tell Zane what we went through for him and how much he OWES us.

Seriously, thanks.

We're Benjamin Moore people, ourselves. We're almost pathologically loyal to the brand, really.

Anyway, we picked the one that was down and to the left from the top. It's called "antique glassware".

Very cool.

Carmen said...

We've been doing middle of the night breathers as well, as one of my asthma kiddos has PERTUSSIS, which is setting off the ASTHMA.

Oh, and I have bronchial pneumonia, and the doc CRACKED me up when he asked me if anyone in my family had asthma, as I seemed to be wheezing a teeny bit. Anyone? Try FIVE someones!