Addie has had snot pouring out of her face for the last several days and tonight she said “Mom? I think I’m brave enough to try the neti pot.”
I wish more people in this house were brave enough to try the neti pot, it would solve an awful lot of whining and sinus problems.
I gave Addie a crash course in ‘how not to drown while using a neti pot’ and we were off…the kid was FASCINATED to see giant globs of snot come flying out of her nose. “MOM! I FEEL BETTER! I CAN BREATHE! YOU WORK MIRACLES! BEST! MOM! EVER! THANK YOU!” In fact she was so thankful I didn’t bother with the “Imagine how much sooner you would have felt better had you done this three days ago when I first suggested it?” speech and just took the lavish amounts of praise and pride that came from my kid trying something new and weird.
I went to Blissdom last week which was overwhelming and wonderful and lovely and downright exhausting. I tried my very best to be nice to the new people (as nearly half of the attendees were new) but by Saturday night I had to apologize to everyone for I was unfit for public fraternization and was suggesting “Won’t you please go say hello to that girl over there? I’m sure she still possesses a lovely demeanor whereas I am DONE-ZO. GOODNIGHT.” *flop*
Cody and I also had a dog for about 24 hours. Well, Cody had a dog for about 72 hours, he picked her up in Michigan while I was still in Texas at my conference. We took her back yesterday because we were clearly not meant to be her family. I’m still working on the messy emotions that come from feeling like a total failure at something, neither of the cats are eating and Wink lost at least 2 of his remaining 6 lives over the weekend. Poor guy. I kind of wrote about the experience in a sneaky political way over here.
My darling friend Lindsay told me to read this book after she read this post I wrote about Addie and her quiet little ways. In a very serendipitous sort of way I stumbled on the book at an airport and it has forever changed my life. Susan Cain, the author of said life changing book, spoke at Blissdom and she is just as lovely (if not more so) in person than she is in her book. Read it. Do it. Now.
Are you following me in Instagram? Easiest place in the world to get more one eyed cat and Vivi photos into your day, I’m mooshinindy.
Did I meet you at Blissdom? Did you have fun? It won’t hurt my feelings if you say no, just tell me how I could have made it better for you. xx