Monday, May 18, 2009

"Not me!" Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

After reading through a fellow bloggers site for a few months I finally feel I have a legitimate "Not me!" Monday post that is worthy of linking to her blog.
Recently my 2 year old did not have her 8th surgery and I most certainly did not plan a day at Disneyland for myself and the kids following said surgery. After a dely in the start of surgery I did not get antsy because our Disney day was waiting. While waking up from her surgery and taking a bit too long to be roused from the anesthesia I most certainly did not wait until the nurse left so that I could jostle her awake (clearly she thought she was going to take a leisurely afternoon nap while my son and I made playdough snowmen and drank juice). Once she woke up I did not quietly bribe her with the Dumbo ride in order to get her to stop crying so we could check out quickly (had I done that it would explain that fact that she instantly stopped crying but since I did NOT do that it must have been that she was as ready to break out as I was). As we were packing to leave I thought about our doctor kit at home that we've used to make her less freaked out by such frequent surgeries and doctors but don't think for a second that I am the kind of person who would enlist a nurse (whose identity I will keep secret) to help me slip the medical supplies they would have to throw away into my large and very full hospital issue plastic bag...oxygen mask, blood pressure cuff, surgical cap, etc....If and I say IF I had done all of these things I would never have buckled the poor post op two year old into my Ergo carrier as we spent the afternoon in 85 degree weather in search of Donald Duck and I most certainly wouldn't fill her with cotton candy and fantastic rides at Disneyland and California Adventure and I wouldn't think of pushing my four year old son in the stroller without a shirt because he peed all over it the minute we got into the park. I love my kids way too much to do such insane things in an effort to creat good fond memories to replace the hard ones we endure on a regular basis.


Leah said...

That was great first "Not Me Monday" Jennifer, your children are so beautiful and your daughter has an especially awesome smile! now follow MckMama's other readers over to Toot Your Horn Tuesday. I think you'll have fun!
Leah @

itsahumanzoo said...

Disneyland is always the bribe of choice for my 3 year old. I find it difficult to manage him and his 4 month old brother by myself though. We have passes so we go on weekends mostly when my husband can join us.

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Schlabach Clan said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Alicia said...

I love you Jen =)

The O'Connell Clan said...

You are an awesome mom! I too have never done anything like that before :-) Loved reading this.