Thursday, January 31, 2008

Whose children are these?

On the one hand, I'm not sure they're mine.

Point 1: Based on their 18 month measurements and this height predictor (via Stacie), B-Boy is going to be 6'2" tall, and Miss M will be 5'6". I am 5'1" (on a good day). J is 5'9ish. J said, I am trying to picture him standing eye to eye with me and all I could do was crane my neck (and cry a little at even the thought of my baby boy being a grown man someday).

Point 2: Miss M learned a new word today. Broom she said, after I swept up a bit of a mess in the backyard. And then made me sweep some more. Yes, it appears that my kids are into cleaning. MissM also likes to wipe and sponge. And yes, I know that's developmentally good, and all that, but it's not like I generally model cleaning for them. Ha. As if.

On the other hand, well, of course they're mine. And how.

Point 3: Miss M seemed fascinated as she watched me flip my head over to put mousse in my (curly) hair this morning. So I put a dab in her hair, too, and her curls lasted longer than usual. I'm sure there's some reason I shouldn't put product in her hair though, right?

Point 4: B-Boy is now the less-than-thrilled owner of his very own nebulizer. Poor boy seems to have inherited my lungs. Both kids have had a cold, and when we were in for their 18 month "well child" visit yesterday our pediatrician confirmed that he's wheezing and put him on meds. Which would help more if I could get them into him. How do you get an 18 month old to sit relatively still through a nebulizer treatment? It's not like it's fast. The pediatrician suggested that we do the treatments in front of the TV (yes, we have doctor's orders to put our under-2-year-old in front of the TV!) but it's not really helping. The machine is LOUD, and TV is only a minor distraction. So, any ideas? We'll probably only have a couple more treatments for now, but I expect we'll need them almost every time he gets a cold - that's generally my pattern, too.


  1. I couldn't use that height thing because I have no idea of pob's length in feet and inches. Oh you americans and your quaint ways.

    Sorry to hear about the nebuliser, poor little boy.

  2. That's funny, I'm the same height with curly hair. Though S's hair is super straight at the mo... J, though, has my hair.

    S has been on the nebulizer, too. She hates it. It usually takes 2 parents to entertain/restrain her. As a result, we were pretty bad about giving it to her as often as the doctor said.

  3. I'm 5'9 and George is 6'3. The projected height of Hen & Ty? 5'8! Guess I won't be looking up unless I shrink :-)

  4. I was going to suggest TV as mine are captivated when it's on. What about reading? That's about the only other thing I can do with them that they'll sit still for.

  5. Sorry to hear that you have to deal with nebulizer treatments. Sounds like quite an ordeal! And I don't see any reason not to hit the hair product at an early age. It's not like you're getting her navel pierced or stapling a tiara to her head, right? I imagine it's awfully cute.

  6. I don't think I model cleaning very often and mine are both weirdly into it. I wonder if I can teach them to do their own laundry?