Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Check out my little yellow M&M spider! I knocked his web down once and it was back up the next day. Weird, never seen one like that. But he likes our front yard. MC wore her Itsy Bitsy Baptist bib yesterday! so cute.
It has taken me 15 months, but I can finally admit that MC looks like me! Mini-Carrie! Maybe it's the haircut...not sure. I'm feeling better with each new day. Yesterday I was over the hair and just a really ticked off mother hen. Today, I'm not even sure if I should deliver that letter. I wrote a letter to the pastor of FBC, basically stating what happened, how mad I am, and warning him that I was writing a Letter-to-the-Editor of the Clinton News. I still feel like someone should be punished for this. And if no one will confess, then I feel like everyone should be punished by public humiliation. Thought about letting it go, but it could have been something worse and if so, how could I let that go? That would be like standing up for some things and not standing up for others. My problem now is their reaction and attitude towards the whole thing. Just denying it, saying 'oh-well, we didn't do it.' I never got a sincere apology. If they did, I was too distraught to hear it. This is not getting pushed under the rug. So I will deliver the letters and be done with it.
I'm trying not to think about it and move forward! So we're going to buy some new fall decorations today! Carly and I went shopping Saturday and we got some of the most adorable children's outfits! I needed that! :) MC has discovered her new "chair" on the stairs (above picture). She'll sit there for hours...just sitting.
Friday, September 26, 2008
As we all know, Mati Claire's hair stuck straight up off her head until just recently. The LONGER it gets the more it WEIGHS it down. So when someone CUTS my child's hair, it has the possibility of sticking back up. After months of letting it grow out.
And anyone who actually had bangs (maybe in the 80's?) knows that letting them grow out is difficult. I'm back to square 1. There are pieces that fall out of her barrette that didn't yesterday. And I could almost get it behind her ear yesterday. I know it will grow back and its just hair. But when you have MC's hair, its not JUST HAIR.
Whoever the Director answers to (a State Board for Daycare's???) called to get my story and he said he will investigate. Don't know if that will actually happen. I have my suspicions. When I said "how could another child do this".......I meant that a child could NOT have done this. We asked them repeatedly if gum or play-dough was a factor, and they assured us it wasn't. According to the director, she is "baffled by this incident" and has full trust in her employees. We told her that one of her trusted employees is LYING! And I will let everyone who walks in Kroger Pharmacy know it.
I felt like I needed to clarify a few things and just let everyone know how extremely mad...livid...outraged...hurt...I am. Sorry to take it out on everyone!
The one on the left is from before, and the right is from today:
I believe I missed her first haircut. I couldn't even think of what to say when I picked her up. I just wanted someone to say "Yes I did it and I'm sorry." But no! The teachers say they didn't do it. How could another child do that? If so, it's negligence (sp?) . If they only knew the heartache this has caused. After hours of crying and a few phone calls to and from the Director, we are pulling her out. This is after all, the third "incident" we've had. I was still left wondering if she was even in the right class to begin with, then they sent me a bill stating I had not paid when I did, and now this.
I am BEGINNING to calm down a little. Matt has reassured me that it's just hair and it will grow back (not before Christmas pictures I'm sure). By the way it barely fits into her bows now. She was not physically harmed and that's the most important thing. The only thing that makes this whole ordeal okay for the moment is this sweet smile staring back at me right now.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I've been reminding myself that I should not fret over these kind of things (teething and eating issues) when there are people around me with much bigger problems. Every morning Matt comes home and tells me his latest ER story. This past week shocked me when he told me Dr. Estess was a patient. (I don't think that's violating HIPAA since all of Clinton knows.) It puts things in perspective and we're praying for him and his family. He's on the good road to recovery at the present time. Then Bodie, my 4 year old date on several occasions, had a ruptured eardrum. His mother called me in tears and said she was on the way to the ER and hoped Matt could help him. He's fine now thank goodness. As a mother, I just felt lucky and truly blessed. Here I am complaining of MC's allergies and a runny nose. I could have been rushing to the ER in the middle of the night with a screaming baby.
Sorry no new pictures to post. MC keeps me so busy that I haven't had time to even pick up my camera! Looking forward to an interesting weekend! :)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Every now and then, I come across a YouTube clip that catches my attention. This one came across me at work the other day and most people have probably seen it already (I think I even got it later in a mass email), but it still makes me smile. Even though I get plenty of it around here this little boy is so funny I have to share it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbSieU8wcFQ
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Congratulations Robyn and Bo! I hope everything goes smoothly over the next 9 months!