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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oh No You Didn't!

JMonster has Sensory Integration Dysfunction,

We all know that, right?

It includes aversions to smells, sounds, tastes, and especially to textures in food.

This evening we tried a yummy new recipe at dinner!

Cucumber and avocado soup.


Except, when JMonster tried it he GAGGED. 

We didn't force the issue.

He's actually thrown up at the table before.

So we told him we'd get him something else.

In the meantime, his Aunt M got up and fixed all of the kiddos tortillas with melted cheese.

He didn't want melted cheese.

He argued.

He whined.

His uncle, the Doc told him he might as well stop cuz he wasn't going to win this battle.

A few minutes later, as JMonster is sulking, his cousin A says he wants another.

So The Rev hands JMonster's to him and is just getting up to fix JMonster something else when JMonster says, "Well, I guess I won that battle!"

Yep, you guessed it.  He was sent to his room.  No dessert.  

And he was lucky...The Rev was FURIOUS!

Later I asked him why he said that.  His response?

"I thought I did!"

Boy, I know you didn't!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

This one's for Mom!

The only person (I know of) who reads my blog, faithfully, EVERY DAY is my mother.

And she mentioned recently she's tired of seeing the same post at the top of the blog.

So, this one is for YOU Mom!

What have we been up to?

Cousin Camp.

I'll post about that one when I get the pics downloaded.

Teaching Swimming.

Do you really want to hear about that?  Didn't think so.

JMonster started music lessons.

Pretty cool!  He's learning to read music, play guitar, play piano, and...basic music appreciation.

And we attended a semi-pro baseball game.

Once again, I'll post about that when I download the pics!

All in all we are having a great summer!  
As happens every summer, though, I am a PRISONER OF SUMMER 
and have very little time (and desire, if I am honest!) to post daily.  
I think the sun drains my brain of necessary energy for coming up with anything creative.

(Did I mention I have around 400 posts to read in my Google Reader?  And there is NO WAY I can do all of that, make any comments, and stay sane.  Just might have to "mark all as read" and be done with it.  What do you think?)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Swimmer's Ear!

Poor JMonster has had swimmer's ear for almost 10 days.

He's been on 2 different meds.
(Did you know one tiny bottle of ear drops could cost $130?)

Had ear wicks.
(They look like tiny little tampons...for the ear!)

Had blood coming out of his ear.


And had to avoid swimming.

He is finally on the mend and we pray he NEVER gets it again!

In a few more days he'll be back to swimming.

And getting swim drops after every time in the pool.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Nobody likes disappointment.


We all have our share, but I am very disappointed.

We have a family member who has made a very, very unwise choice.

A very unkind choice.

A choice obviously based on not enough thought and prayer.

A choice that has implications beyond what they must have imagined.

And what makes it even harder, to me at least, is that the choice is being made by a Christian, against another Christian (a FAMILY member, no less), and goes against everything the Bible says.

My heart knows that we are called to forgive 70 times 7.

And I am trying.

I'm just disappointed.

And praying.