Thursday, May 20, 2010


So I took Samantha to the doctor on Monday. For her poison ivy that didn't seem to be getting much better. Turns out it wasn't poison ivy. She has hand, foot and mouth disease. And an ear infection. She hasn't run any fever at all. But the doctor did tell me to keep Samantha away from the baby. Hmmm...on Sunday, Samantha was holding him, hugging him, kissing him and she also stuck her hand so far into his mouth that he gagged. Does that count as staying away, I wonder?

Samantha has started calling me different things other than Mommy. For quite a while, she has called me Mom once in a while. She's only 2. This is way to soon for her to call me Mom. I want to be Mommy for a very long time. And where did she pick up this mom stuff anyway? No one at our house or the babysitter's house says mom. Who knows. Then the other evening, she started calling me Mother. Seriously. And it just sounded so old coming from her. She is too young to call me anything but Mommy! But I didn't make a big deal out of it. Even though I wanted to. I just told her, "Yes, I am your mother."

Do you remember Samantha and her mattress? This has continued to be an issue. On Monday night, she even scraped up her back when she did this. So last night, as I put her to bed, I told her that she must stay in bed, and that she must leave her mattress on the bed. She did not obey. I took the bed frame out of her room and put the mattress on the floor. She cried "Don't want little bed! Don't want mattress! Want big bed!" I told her I am sorry, but that she disobeyed, so she could not have her bed tonight. She could try again another night. She was VERY unhappy and kept on crying for quite a while. Hopefully she will have learned her lesson and will leave her mattress on the bed when she gets the bed back in the next night or so. But remember, I have a VERY strong-willed child. We'll see what happens.

This is her "I'm DONE with pictures now!" pose.


Fun On a Dime Lady said...

Poor girl! Don't you love it when you find out your kid has been contagious and probably should stay away from others and you only went to a neighborhood park the day before where there were 10+ kids! I'm amazed these kids are not sick more often with stuff like this. =)

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