Sunday, November 01, 2009

And I was Thinking it Could be a Hot Flash....

Claire is home from the hospital and doing great. I’m still concerned about her risk of being exposed to H1N1 in school but she is probably safer there than at the hospital. To get to Claire’s room I had to walk past the room across the hall with the airborne droplet warning. I don’t really understand why the hospital didn’t have all the flu patients at the end of a hallway away from everyone else. I’m just happy we made it out without any of us contracting the flu.

In the last few days Marin has learned that there are buttons to push on the thermostat. Anyone that has spent any time with a toddler understands that buttons are just asking to be pushed. Repeatedly. The house was up to eighty degrees when I figured that one out. Now I have to constantly check the thermostat since Marin is an unstoppable force.

Marin has also decided that she likes her little potty now. Unfortunately she likes to move her potty into the living room as well. A couple of days ago Marin put her potty on the living room rug and happily sat on it. Then she must have decided that she was done a little prematurely because she called me saying, “Poop. Poop floor.” Sure enough, there was poop on the rug. The next day she did it again, despite my request bordering on begging to please, for the love of God, please poop on the potty.

Marin has continued with her mobile potty program. It’s really a sort of porta-potty without benefit of walls. We can all share the view of a naked toddler sitting on the potty. The fact that she insists on disrobing entirely kind of makes sense. After all, it’s after she has turned the heat up to ninety.

7 comments:

Maricris Zen Mama said...

OMG! Brings back so many memories when my then 3 yr old was "in training". It wasn't fun at all but there just no way around it. Wishing you all the best!

Julia said...

Wonderful images you conjure up here. LOL.

I am thinking at the first sign of a fever in your daughter you should take her to the pediatrician and have the nose swab test for flu. (That was the first symptom in my house.) If positive get tamiflu asap.

I can say this cause I am not a doctor but play one on tv... ha ha.

We all had H1N1 at my house. It lasted 14 days as it went though our ranks. It is very very very nasty. Or was for us.

bernthis said...

I'm so so so glad she is doing okay. My sister once did that when my parents were in the midst of trying to sell their home to this lovely couple that never came back with an offer.

Andrea said...

bahahahaha

Farmers Wife said...

Ahhhh the potty and the memories it evokes. I happen to remember one instance when I literally caught the evidence before it hit the floor.....those were the days.

Bulldog said...

Many years ago, my little "button pusher" filpped a switch while we were on a tour of a submarine. The switch turned off the lights, and left about 50 people jammed together in total darkness. Of course, the first words that came out of Mrs. B's mouth were "CHRIS!" She knew without even looking.

Hope youre feeling better.

S said...

At least she ought to outgrow the poop-on-the-floor. My cats just seem to do it more and more as they get older, like they're too lazy to stand one more instant in the box to let things land properly.