L, I'm so sorry for what you are going through with Baby S. Is he still sick? Is there any chance this could be a side effect of his medication? Whatever it is, I hope it passes quickly.
Travis is so adorable!
Chrissy, the cat needs her steroid shot whenever she has a flare-up which is basically 4 times a year, possibly more or less. Sometimes they want a follow-up shot two weeks later. She also has an oral med that she takes every night and it runs us about $80/month. It's a good thing we love her so much because she is turning into a very expensive kitty. But we adore her and so long as she has a good quality of life, putting her down because her skin condition is expensive is simply out of the question. DH is not a believer in putting animals down. That cat was my one companion I could rely on with DH deployed. I love my dogs, but they were needy and had power issues without their daddy. The cat was simply a great companion. So I owe her.
Speaking of potty mouth at work today ... I was working with a little girl and this rarely happens, but I just was at the end of my patience with her. She just did not pay any attention to what I was saying, but either by luck or whatever she kept getting items right on the test so I had to keep going with her paying no attention to me. Her mother kept walking in and out of the room (5-6 times) and every time she left the little girl would totally lose focus and worry about where her mother went, and I had to get her attention again and start over. Usually I spend about 45 minutes testing, including free play. This took 1.5 hours at the table without free play, trying to get her to look at the materials and I was in such a bad mood I was trying desperately to keep a smile on my face. At the very end we had her naming words from pictures so I could figure out her speech sounds. One of the pictures was a pair of scissors. So I showed it to her and she said (written sort-of phonetically) "shidder." (replace the d with a t if you don't think it's funny). I was SO grumpy, and my partner said, oh so matter-of-factly, Did you get that, Mandy? That's a shidder. I just cracked up, right in front of the kid. Maybe you had to be there but it was hilarious. What's even more funny is that's what DH calls our toilet (military term).
Okay, so that was me being horribly unprofessional. Seriously, I'm not like that.
Last edited by Gwenn; 02-21-2012 at 06:15 PM.
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