Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Monday, September 8, 2008

Had a good day.........

Claire did not! Her day started with an early morning trip to the dentist for some of that dental work she needed. I have to say, I don't know how my working friends do it....getting up at the crack o'dawn and getting kids off to school. I think getting up before 7am is barbaric! But, I did it....had too. I got up at 6:30 *gasp* and got myself dressed with hair and makeup (I'm a simple girl so it doesn't take long) before getting the kids up at 6:45. The kids thought I'd lost my mind getting them up 15 whole minutes early! Good grief! I think they are a little spoiled. Once, early in our homeschooling journey, I got tired of having them complain about how early they had to get up, so I got them up at 5:45 like our good friends Nick and Maggie. I made them get dressed, make their beds, eat breakfast and go to the car. Then we sat in the car for 30 minutes to "get to school" because in our traffic, it could take that long. Of course, they thought I was nuts that day but they didn't complain for quite a while afterwards! Clearly they have forgotten this lesson and we may need to have a little refresher course!

Anyway, I left the house at 7:15 for a 7:45 appointment that is 15 minutes from our house but we have traffic to deal with at that ungodly hour so......I was still late! Claire was not particularly crazy about this plan as it did not involve her oatmeal which she kept asking for. Sorry baby! When we got there, they ushered us to a dimly lit room, had me sign some waivers and then gave Claire some liquid sleep. None of my other children have had this experience, so this was a first for me. I made them go to a regular dentist and go under the drill holding my hand. I know, horrors! But, Claire is different because she is a little younger then they were and because I can't explain to her, in words that she would understand, what is going to happen or that it will all be okay. So, she had her drugs and within 20 minutes I knew for certain that she was Paul's daughter. She got louder and louder! Most people won't believe this, because she seems so shy and demure, but she was demanding water and oatmeal and she was doing it very loudly! Then she began looking around in my purse and asked "where bicycle go? where helmet go?" Uhhhh, in the garage? Finally, she drifted off and we took her back to "the room". Seriously, she did great, especially considering she woke up long enough to realize that they were strapping her to a board like papoose thing in the chair. But she drifted off again after a few minutes of gas and the Dr. got two cavities filled and all her molars sealed.

Here she is modeling the "nose guard" she wore while they gased her. Pink of course! It smelled like bubble gum. She decided that it is a "cup" and wants us to put water in it!

The great thing, is that I left the boys at home with their assignments and sent Isabel across the street to her grandparent's house (how convenient is that!) with her assignments and when I got back at 10:30ish, they were done with everything but science and a spelling test! Yay for that! And we got to watch a really cool creation science video that I bought at the Creation Museum this summer but we had not had time to watch! They got so much done that I had the boys write a poem that was not even in our lesson plans for the day...but don't tell them that!

Here is my daughter, the human pretzel!


Marcie said...

*Sigh of relief* I bet you're glad that's over with! Way to go, Claire! What an amazing girl God blessed you with! I can tell by the way her eyes twinkle that she's got incredible character!

sara said...

Luckily Nick and Maggie don't realize that everyone doesn't wake up at 5:45! Please don't tell them... Your kids are so awesome. I am very glad that we have stayed friends as have they, through this craziness that I call life. Truly a miracle!


The Source said...

Ha twins think that if I homeschool them next year, they'll get to sleep till noon. I have a feeling they'll be in for a surprise.

I'm glad Claire's dental visit went well. She seems to put up with all her medical appts. very well for such a little girl!