Everyday Dose Of Reality
Good news, Sierra is over her Pink Eye. Bad news, she passed it off to Amethyst who was home from school yesterday. More good news, Sierra brought home a note from the school nurse, I know when is that ever good news? So far the bullets we have dodged in the past week have been, head lice and strep throat. Please take a moment and knock on wood for me, my knuckles are scabbed over from knocking on all the trees in our yard. The note…seems in Sierra’s class there was a confirmed case of hand, mouth and foot disease yesterday. Ah public schooling is sort of making me long to home school again. Almost. At any rate, after a long day of hand sanitizing and steaming compresses for a little set of eyes, I was ready for a bath. Just some place I could sit in peace and not have to worry about sneezes splattering in my direction, coughing and little pink watery eyes.
I don’t know what it is about me that hot water heaters despise, really I don’t. I can only ever get hot water to wash dishes or when ever the water is not for me. I can’t run a hot bath, not that I don’t want to but the thing wont let me. I get luke warm at best and that is a good day. The husband on the other hand could boil lobsters in the water he is allowed to run. He was nice enough to pour one of his lobster baths for me to relax in. He even added bubbles, bonus!
Laying sprawled out in the tub looking at the shower curtain covered in butterflies I hear little feet shuffling down the hall. They stopped at the outside bathroom door. The door flew open with a bang then slammed shut. Little scratching sounds started on the second door. I laid there with my head on the rim of the tub looking at the door. Tiny Nina feet could be seen under the door along with mermaid Barbie limbs.
Nina: “Mom can I come in the tub with you? I have my toys, you need my toys. Pweeeze?”
Me: “No, sorry pumpkin Mom’s taking a break.”
Nina: “Aw OK. Let’s do our “top 5″ game.”
The Top 5 game is simply taking turns saying your top 5 reasons why the other person means so much to you.
Nina: “5, you help me with everything. Even my stuffed Minnie Mouses’ surgery’s.”
Me: “You are the most adventurous and will try almost anything.”
Nina: “4 THE all time bestest bedtime story teller. Ever!”
Me: “Top of the line noise maker for stories.”
Nina: “3 Cookie maker champion.”
Me: “Cutest human Minnie Mouser there is.”
Nina: “2 Universes best hugger.”
Me: “All time terrific cuddle giver.”
Nina: “And number 1, you make my heart happy.”
Me: “you make my heart melt it is so happy.”
Nina: “No, it’s cause the water is too hot and daddy is trying to cook you. Can I come in now I will bring ice?”
I guess I should be happy she came with toys and not seasonings.