Alise is sick. She has a cold. She woke up yesterday morning with a yucky nose and the first word out of her mouth was, “Mommie, I need to go see Dr. Stanley.” I laughed. I’ve been giving her something over the counter, but that stuff just doesn’t work for her. She has been sneezing her head off, so last night I gave her some Benedryl thinking it might just be allergies and something for her to sleep better. At 1:00 this morning, she was wide awake! Wayne offered to let her sleep with me in our bed and he would take the couch. I couldn’t believe it. He must have thought he was dreaming. Anyway, I think she and I mostly dozed from 1:00 to 5:00 this morning. I went ahead and sent her to school and told Ms. K that she had a cold and didn’t sleep well. I asked about the medicine policy and if she’s still got a cold tomorrow, I’ll send the medicine to school.
My child is already learning about sex education and it’s a little too soon for me. We were on our way to school this morning and I thought Alise was half asleep when all of a sudden she said, “Hey, Mommie! Guess what?” She has never said “guess what” before.
“We’re going to have a baby at school,” she said.
“Who is going to have a baby at school?”
“Ms. Kafrin. She has a baby in her tummy!” as if to say, “Can you believe that!”
And then she started rattling off something that I couldn’t quite understand about seeing the baby. So I only assumed that Ms. K showed an ultrasound picture to the class.
She said, “Mommie, I want to see the baby.”
“Well, when Ms. K goes to the hospital and God gives her her brand new baby, I bet in a few weeks, she’ll bring it to school and let you and everyone see it. Won’t that be neat?”
“Oh, yes!” she said.
Ugh. That’s just not a direction I am ready to go in right now. All Alise knows about babies is that they come from God and you have to pray really, really hard for them. That’s all she needs to know right now.
A friend from work took some beautiful pictures of her granddaughters this past weekend on the bayou. They turned out so nice with the changing leaves and moss. She told me that Moon Lake had some beautiful spots for picture-taking, too. I mentioned it to Wayne last night about going Saturday afternoon when he got home from the camp (This weekend is the opening day of deer season for bow hunters). He told me that I was crazy because we would miss the Alabama game against Kentucky. I told him that’s what they made DVRs for (Can you believe I said that?! Recording the game?!). I would love to get a good Fall family picture. For some reason, I’m picturing us all wearing black shirts and jeans with barefeet. We’ll see.
And what about the Crimson Tide this weekend?! I am ecstatic about us being ranked #2! Go Bama!! I’ve gotten some awesome emails and pictures this week regarding the game against Georgia last weekend. There is even a t-shirt out now about the so-called “black out.” The only thing that bothers me about the game against Kentucky this weekend is that they are undefeated as well. Like I told Wayne, somebody has got to loose. I sure hope it isn’t us!! Roll Tide!!!
Oh, and one more thing. The pumpkin outfit that I bought Alise off Ebay FINALLY – and I do mean, FINALLY – came in. It was custom made. I can not WAIT for her to wear this outfit to her Fall parties and to the pumpkin patch!! She even has a free dress day at school later this month, so she is wearing it to school, too. It’s a two-piece orange and white gingham with the black cutouts of a jack-o-lantern on the front. It ties with ribbon at the shoulders…just too cute! Maybe I’ll convince her to try it on this weekend and I’ll take a picture.