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First Day Alone

Today was my first day alone on the register and taking care of things at night.

Oh wait, I haven’t talked about that yet, have I? I know I vlogged about it, but I haven’t blogged it!

Basically, I’m no longer a part-time hostess at Saints. I’m now a full-time cashier (and PRN hostess, basically).

What does that mean? The biggest thing is that I don’t have to wear a hair net! That’s awesome to me!

In all seriousness, I’m more in the public, and I get to see people in a better situation. I don’t have to deal with them at their worst. Well, for the most part, I don’t.

We’ll see how it goes, but, I’m loving it! It’s a much better atmosphere, in general!

Mom of the Year

I so deserve this award. NOT!! Why? Well, here’s the story.

Ethan and Madi are rough-housing in Madi’s room. I hear a thud, and then Madi comes running in saying Ethan hit her in the head with his tooth. He’s whining a little, and she’s bawling like the world is ending. I just send them in separate rooms. Ethan’s smacked his mouth on Madi’s head so often that I didn’t think anything of it. Yeah, we know how that always ends up.

Well, later on, Ethan comes in, hands covered in blood, and blood around his face. I panic because I forgot about the head meets mouth incident. I take him into the bathroom and clean him up. I do it in ours because theirs is covered in baby wipes where he tried to clean himself (that just makes me feel so much worse on other levels). I clean off the blood, and no marks on his hands. Then it clicks in that he hit his head on Madi’s. I check his mouth. Top left front tooth wiggles. Oh, lovely.

I attempt to stay calm and clean his mouth. He’s just a little shaky from nerves, nowhere near as bad as me. He looks okay. I call Josh. He suggests a Popsicle (the ones in the plastic casing, frozen koolaid, basically). Then he calls back and says “I meant ice cream”. Well, they both already were eating the Popsicle, so I left it at that. He also suggest brushing his teeth to see if that helps keep the tooth in place. No idea why that would work, but oh well.

Well, after the Popsicle was gone, I took Ethan to the bathroom. Cleaned up the wipes because I remembered them after freaking out. Well, the toothbrushes still had the covers from the trip. Yes, we had other toothbrushes, but I didn’t even think of those. If only I had. Well, I went to pull the cap, and when it gave … I smacked Ethan with my pointer knuckle … into his tooth!!

So, it is now wedged between the two teeth on either side. It’s a little loose, but doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

The mom of the year award? Passed over once again.


Josh and I were talking vacations yesterday, when talking about what to do with tax return. He said he wants to visit his grandmother in Florida. My first reaction: um, no. Heat and kids and cars equal guaranteed car sickness. EW! Yeah, even me, it seems. Mine is more of a nerves thing. Maybe if we flew? Maybe we could check out Westgate?

Personally, I’d rather go to Blissdom ’09, but that won’t happen. No one to watch the kids, and Madi has school, so I can’t pull her out for that 🙁 For those going, have fun!!

I’m Spoiled

I’ll admit that I’m completely and totally spoiled, but man, what I wouldn’t do for a set of ipods for the family. Yes, even the kids, :lol:. I love listening to music, and being able to listen to it anywhere I am? That would be awesome.

To be anywhere, especially if I’m shopping at Walmart, which is panic attack inducing because of the crowds, and listen to music, a playlist that is designed to calm my nerves and drown out the din of the crowd? That would be great. For the kids, it would be awesome because they could listen in the car, so I don’t have to deal with them whining about what I’m listening to, :lol:. For Josh, it would be great when he’s walking the routes. Something to keep him from being bored out of his mind. And, I can sneak in a song or a little voice clip into the playlist, so he knows how much I love him.

What sort of family collection gift would you get?