Snotty Noses, Pee and Oxi-Clean, Oh My!

This week has gotten away from me. I came down with a cold that snuggled up and moved into my sinuses. Based on the way my face feels I don't think it plans on moving out anytime soon. I am hoping the Z-Pack I am chucking down will persuade the snot to hit the road. Sayonara sinus infection!

My snotty face is super generous and shared it's germiness with Jack who is now snotty-nosed with a cough and running a fever. He missed school today, which also included a Brag Night for his class. Since I am a rookie to this whole elementary school thing, I am not even sure what we missed at Brag Night but I know Jack was really disappointed he couldn't bring Jay & I to school to talk about his classroom and all the fun learning he does there (which really means he would show us his favorite toys in the play center and his favorite bug books in the reading corner.) I am really bummed we had to miss it. 

I am hoping Joey doesn't catch what we are carrying because a simple cold for him usually means around the clock nebulizer treatments. I am hoping that sinus surgery paid off and his nose and face stay clear. It is still way too soon after the whole thing for me to learn it wasn't anything but a success.


Let's talk about Sugar. Sweet, sweet Sugar! Our amazingly adorable puppy who is actually some sort of fur covered pee sprinkler. Who knew that puppies could actually spray pee like some sort of faucet while you are carrying them? Not this girl. All I know is when you buy a puppy you should also get a year's worth of paper towel thrown in for free because OHMYGOD THE PEE! I know I haven't had a puppy in almost 12 years, but I have never seen anything so little carry so much freaking urine.

If you look at her and smile, she tinkles. If you talk to her in a happy voice, she really tinkles. If you yell at her for tinkling, she straight up pisses, usually on my foot/shoe. When I walk in the door and she is happy to see me, she wiggles her little apple bottom around, nubbin' wiggling, pee sprinkling everywhere! 

She is the cutest little pee-filled fur ball I have ever been peed on by. Really, we are loving her even with her razor sharp teeth and pee sprinkling!


Perhaps this conversation between Jack & I should tell me something. This is a real conversation that took place during lunch yesterday - right after he spilled a big glob of yogurt on his pants.

Jack, is that yogurt on your pants? (in a frustrated, I am sick and need a nap voice.)

Mommm! It was an accident. Is it going to stain?

I don't know Jack, I need to wash it.

Well, Mom you need to get Oxi-Clean!

No, Jack, I don't need Oxi-Clean. I need a boy who sits at the table facing forward so he doesn't spill on himself.

It's like you don't even want to get the tough stains out.

Seriously? This conversation happened word for word. Is this a sign my kid watches too much TV? Also, why in the hell are there Oxi-Clean commercials on Cartoon Network and Nick Jr? I already have a mother to yell at me for doing the laundry wrong, I don't need my 6 year old critiquing me.

Regular TV programming is fired and On Demand and Netflix are going to get to take over as babysitter during my his"quiet time." Take that, Oxi-Clean.


We have a busy weekend coming up with Jack's first T-Ball game (as the Marlins) on Saturday and another Flag Football game (on the Bears) on Sunday. As much as I love the sports and watching him play, I am starting to feel the pain of having my weekends revolve around kids sports.

I hope the two of us are better before his big game(s)! He needs to be feeling 100% and I need to have my cheering voice in tip top shape. He is a royal pain in my ass, but I adore watching him play. I am his biggest fan and quite the cheerleader.

Go Marlins, Go Bears, Go Away Snot!


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