18 April 2008

Good Mommy, Bad Mommy, Earthquake, Ducks

No, its not a title of an obscure Dr. Suess book; its 3 posts squished into one because I'm lazy.

Good Mommy, Bad Mommy

Thursday was a long day for poor Sariah. We were going to have a nice quiet relaxing day, but I got a phone call early for an invite to book club, so we rushed over to Barnes and Noble to pick up the book (It was Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, I highly recommend it.) Since we were in the neighborhood, we stopped at Chuck E Cheese and met some friends there for "lunch" and play. Sariah had a blast! They had a slide and all kinds of things to climb on. She got to ride in the "vet's jeep" with one of our two tokens. She was mad when that stopped, she liked it so much. With our other token we got this picture "drawn" of us. I don't think I've been there since I was a kid, but it was really nice and not crowded at all on a Thurs. at 11am. We'd go back. Yay, good Mommy!
Boo, bad Mommy! Sariah's new bedroom furniture arrived after nap time (that's not the bad part), and I was holding Sariah on my left hip. As I turned around to show the delivery guy which bedroom, I cracked Sariah's head (accidently!) on the corner of the wall. I feel SOOOO bad! She cried for a little while, but then seemed okay. I did call the doctor as a precaution, and we watched her last night for any signs of concussion, but she's fine. The swollen goose egg on her forhead was so big as icky though! These pictures don't do it justice. So the moral of the story is, watch out for walls, bad Mommy!


Did ya'll hear about the earthquake in Illinois this morning? I did when I woke up. Its big news here, because I guess some people felt it all the way up here and called 911. Me? I slept through it.

Quack, quack, quack, cockadoodledoo!

We get lots of wild life in our backyard (which I'm not looking forward to keeping out of our garden.) Squirrels, song birds and rabbits are the most popular. These Mallard Ducks were a suprise though.

I guess I shouldn't be THAT suprised. The local minor league baseball team is the Mallards, but since we aren't really that close to any of the local lakes, I think these two were a little off course.


Richard said...

The earthquake was pretty strong here- it woke us up at about 4:40 AM. I actually thought it was kinda cool since I hadn't experienced one before and it was just strong enough to tell what it was without being so strong that it damaged anything. I'm also glad to see that the snow is all gone- it must be Spring indeed.

Jenny said...

I had to giggle at your title after I read your comment about Dr. Suess. Maybe I'll have to write a Dr. Suess-inspired book called Good Mommy, Bad Mommy, Earthquake, Ducks.

I'm sorry Sariah bonked her head. I used to freak out about those goose eggs much more than I do now. James and Thomas get them much more often than I'd like!
(James hit his head once the DAY before family pictures. He had a goose egg and a cut on his cheek. We looked great that year...)

Lisa said...

Joseph smacks himself in the head so many times (and always in the same place--I wonder how he does it...) that I don't even notice half the time. For most head-smacks, I follow the "better out than in" theory of swelling.

And I like your ducks. They're really cute. I'm not sure that rabbits will do too much to your garden, though deer will.

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Susan said...

Your post reminded me of my dream last night. I dreamt that I was holding someone's baby and kept dropping it. The baby kept wiggling to get away and would end up on the floor. So things could always be worse... :)

Melanie said...

Don't worry that happened to me before. You are not a bad Mommy. The next time something like this happens, put honey on it right away then the bruise won't be to bad.

nynaeveceleste said...

Tim and I've got mallards too - according to one of his gaming buddies, there *is* a small lake near us. It's too funny to watch the cats freak out :) ~Jess Deschaines