"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, January 15, 2011

january thaw {if i were a GLEE episode}

two nights ago i took some cough medicine.
when i looked down into the cup,
i felt like forest gump.
or something.
you know, when he wipes the mud from his face on a yellow t-shirt and the guy gets an idea for the smiley face t-shirt?
i knew no one would believe me,
so i took a picture.
turns out max had an ear AND an eye infection.
guess that explains why she hasn't slept in two nights.
hooray!!!
i get excited and clap (really i do) when they tell me it's an ear infection.
or strep.
or something that can be cured by antibiotics.
i love it when they hand me that golden paper with their john hancock.
i proudly carry that thing right out the door.
feeling so accomplished.
i brought my kid in.
and she actually has SOMETHING.
a bonified illness.
with a name!
not just some viral thing that should be gone by next week.
an ear infection!
an eye infection!
with an antibiotic to go with it!
go me:)
go max.
on the way home the sun came out.
my car thermometer read 41*.
the good ol' january thaw.
i rolled down my window.
smelled the fresh air.
felt the sun on my skin.
the kids were playing peek-a-boo and giggling behind me in the back.
such a great break.
the break my inside has been waiting for since this january began.
here comes the sun little darling...
if i were a GLEE episode,
that would have been the song i would have been singing.
and the kids would have been doing a dance routine in the back.
probably holding suns over their heads.
or maybe max would have an obscenely large sun bow on her headband.
with bieber in sunglasses.
on a surfboard.
maybe max could be the shark...
something really cheezy like that.
i hear there's snow in the forecast,
and despite all of my winter whining,
i can always get excited about fresh snow.
especially after a day of sunshine.
it tricks me into forgetting all of the doom and gloom of being couped up.
and makes me think,
hey, this winter thing isn't really that bad!
here comes the snow little darling...
and the amoxicillin. :)
enter dancing snowmen and fake snow from the right.
dim lights.
begin singing.
once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman,
once there was a snowman, tall, tall, tall...
wait a minute!
where's the sun???!!!
SOMEBODY CUE THE SUN!!!

7 comments:

Sue said...

You are a funny and crazy girl, Em.

And I like it.

=)

aubrey said...

I know just what you mean! You leave there skipping... "I was right! I was right! And in just a few short hours we are going to feel better!"

Hope you're all getting some rest now...

jen said...

Glee. One of those things that I've successfully avoided. Not that I wouldn't love it. I'm sure I would. I just don't have the time for another addiction.

MiMi said...

I've never watched Glee. Does that mean I suck? I think it might.
I LOVE LOVE when the kids have something besides a VIRUS. VIRUS = stick it out.
Infection = MEDICINE!

Lauren said...

cute post. :) I can just see the song and dance number in my mind.
Glad Max will be feeling better soon!! :)

Emmy said...

I totally am happy when they have a real diagnosis too. Nothing worse then taking them in to say they are fine.

And that picture is awesome!!!

Amy said...

So funny! I love this January Thaw. I am deliriously happy with it right now. How I needed that sunshine! Doesn't it just work wonders to get you out of that funk?
I am so glad that Max is going to get better now! The poor thing! An ear and eye infection at the same time. I cannot imagine. Hope she is cured soon.