Well March Break was sucky! John woke up Saturday morning with a fever which lasted 6 days. I tried to take him swimming at the pool with the daycare kids, however, it was overwhelming to him and he ended up almost falling asleep on me in the warm pool (as his fever was climbing, way to go Mom). I've been feeling a little on the sick side myself the last couple of days. Probably from all the snotty nose wiping I've been doing lately.
We're still having problems curbing the swearing issue. Man it's hard raising a kid! He is going to bed more on his own however, which is nice, except for when he gets too upset and makes himself puke! We did have a nice dinner on Friday at Fenez's new house (majorly jealous) and John and Lhea had fun playing outside and totally trashed Lhea's room with popcorn.
We did go to the pool on Saturday and John did very well with waterwings.
It's been a challenging week! John and three others in daycare have learned the mother of all swear words, the "f"word. John was very upset with his punishment (take away cars!), however, still tries to test me to see what will happen if he says the dreaded word. He learned the word from Heath at daycare and loves to see if he can say any amount of words close to the forbidden one!
The lupron injections I take to suppress my ovaries are truly taking a tole on my emotional health lately. I feel so very very irritable on them, I could scream! My lymphedema has been acting up too with swollen trunk and upper arm.
John's a very good rhymer...he can rhyme all sorts of words like duck, truck, stuck ... you get the idea :)
It's really cold here now! I think that the weather is making up for the beautiful January we had. John is going to start in daycare full time next week. He seems much more content there and hopefully having the same routine everyday will help him out. He's reading like mad and even read who all of his valentine cards were from.
He had a couple of nights where he wet the bed, however, I put pullups on him for a couple of nights and he woke up dry. We'll see what happens tonight.
Mom and I took John to Winnipeg this weekend on the bus to see the pediatric dental specialist. Unfortunately, I noticed decay in John's mouth about a month ago and our experience in Dryden was a nightmare with John refusing to open his mouth for the dentist.
The trip there was pretty uneventful. John liked looking out of the window at all the things going by and fell asleep about one hour out of Winnipeg. The pool at the Holiday Inn downtown sucked and we didn't do much swimming there because it was quite frankly scuzzy. John liked his pizza for dinner, but slept very poorly. This made for a trying day at the dentist.
I had to fill in a new patient questionnaire upon arriving at the dentist's office. When they asked me how John would react, I said "freak out" which essentially describes what he does. He liked the toys in the waiting room, but tried to put on his boots and coat several times before we even got to see the dentist. He did open his mouth, however, and Dr. Dobbs saw about 6 cavities that will have to be addressed. He will have to have general anaesthetic at the Health Sciences Centre in order for them to get all the work done.
John was crabby during the shopping portion of the trip. A strange lady tried to talk to him and he called her "poopy butt", a term he's picked up from daycare and that we're trying desperately to correct.
We spent the afternoon at the Winnipeg Children's Museum. He loved it! They have a big tree to climb with a slide inside, caves with animals that make noises, a steam train, water play, gravel centre etc. etc. He went to bed very early that night as he was overtired and crabby.
Well, I'm back to work, but off for a week. My grandma passed away on Saturday. John's trying to figure out what this whole "death" thing means...a rather difficult concept for a 3 year old I must say.
He had a very good week last week at daycare and grandma's. It seems like a very good mix of quiet time and active time. The only thing he doesn't like is nap time. He has to sit on a little bed. I've tried to make this time more enjoyable by sending a bunch of books with him that he can read if he doesn't nap ( I doubt he'll ever nap at daycare). He's very interested in books and is now starting to identify some of the words in the sentences.
John loves to come to school with mommy. He "helped" me set up the classroom for the children. I can't believe that I register him next week for junior kindergarten. Our baby is no longer a baby for sure! The potty training is accomplished. He has very few accidents now. Lately he's taken to running around the house nude! Must feel kinda cold though, I would think!
One anecdote I forgot to mention from Christmas was when he received a little finding Nemo bath mitt from Grandma Jane. Well, doesn't the little bugger say "I don't like my present!" Thanks heavens it was Jane and she wasn't offended by him!
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