Monday, February 13, 2012

Thoughts of the week

Lucy is feeling much better.  She hates the eye drops, but we only have to do them until Wednesday.  The antibiotics for her ears is a far more likable medicine.  She sucks it down like candy.   For the most part, she seems like herself.  She's happy and eating well.   Around 4:30 yesterday she stopped being so fun, but my patience was waning too.  We had an early dinner, followed by a quick bath and then some more play time.  I took her up to her room at about 5:50pm, drugged her, put drops in her eyes (skipped a bedtime bottle) and out she went. The bedtime bottle is now off the table for good.  Like everything else we transition I worry far more about it than is necessary.  She had been taking 6 ounces at bedtime then 4, then 3 ounces of a 4 ounce bottle and then in the last week or so, 1 ounce...  It is probably more accurate to say that she weaned herself.   It will make our night time dental routine easier.  It was a bit jolting to have a soothing warm bottle then drag her into the bathroom for a quick brush of the tooth and then back to the soothing, calm bedroom.  Now we can do the teeth as part of the bath routine and simply read then go to bed.

So, Lucy is on the mend, but my other roommate is feeling like death.  He has a rather nasty sinus infection.  You don't need details, but he's on the same antibiotics that Lucy is on (but his comes in a pill) and thankfully I don't have to pin him to the bed to take it.

He didn't sleep last night and is now on the couch watching old episodes of The Shield.  Funny, when sick, I  watch Sex and the City or the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice -both share the same story but have vastly different wardrobes and there is a significant lack of the word "f*ck" in the BBC show.

Going to hell soon?

Speaking of "f*ck" - did you see the Grammy's last night?  In a night of national (rock and roll) mourning for Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj was a total freak show.  I think her sound is quirky and I kind of like it (not enough to buy an album, but I'm interested in her music)  however I think the Exorcism of Nicki was disturbing.    I know that there are a whole heap of serious Catholics who aren't over the Madonna "Like a Prayer" thing where she made out with a black Jesus who came to life due to her totally awesome music, but I think they have a new hoe to row this morning.  The theme made me uncomfortable, the music wasn't all that great and then the girls spreading their legs over the heads of the kneeling altar boys was a bit much.   Just WOW.

The Catholic League wasted no time in issuing a statement "Perhaps the most vulgar part was the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer. Finally, “Come All Ye Faithful” was sung while a man posing as a bishop walked on stage; Minaj was shown levitating."

They went on to rail about the current presidential administrations attacks on the church (sorry, but I don't think that all employers being required to cover women's health issues is an affront to the church) so they lost me a bit, but I understand their outrage about Ms. Minaj appearing with "the Pope" and then giving this crazy performance.

You know I'm not a huge fan of groups that push their agenda onto the rights of others, but I also think intentionally offending them is disrespectful.  You don't have to agree, but for pete sake, you don't have to sexually assault an altar boy to make your point.

As for Whitney Houston - just sad.  Unfortunately, it's not overly shocking news.  However, her "people" are claiming she was getting it together and had never looked better.  Something is fishy (no pun intended) when you take a bath and die.  Sober people don't do that unless they don't know how to stand up safely.

Speaking of bathtub safety, Miss Lucy has taken to wanting to stand up while in the tub.  I will wrestle with her and put her back on her bum with a firm reprimand "we don't stand in the bathtub" , but after about the 4th time, I just pull her after telling her "if you stand up you must be "all done".   I asked Jason if it was ok to tell her that that lady on the TV died because she stood up in the tub, but he says Lucy is too young to understand and that telling her fibs like that will come back to haunt me.  I guess he's right.   Being consistent about pulling her out of the tub when she stands is a bummer because it cuts bath time short and she's not really done playing.   Hopefully it's just a phase and she'll get the rule eventually.

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