Saturday, March 21, 2009

Being Sick Sucks Lollipops!!!!

I can not believe it has been almost an entire week since I last posted.Wow, time flies when you are sick. First Conor was sick, and when Conor gets sick any schedule, organization, or rest goes out the window. We get to hang out with our good friend Plain Old Brown Nebulizer 3-4 times a day. Sometimes I think I should just name the darn thing, we spend so much time with it. Lets see, 3 times a day average, 15-20 minutes at a time - wow, that is about an hour a day with Mr. Nebulizer. 7 hours a week, 28 hours a month...yikes!!!
Things I wish I did for 7 hours a week
take naps
get massages
watch tv
breath deeply
breath quickly
listen to the quiet in my house
compliment my children for getting along so well
play on the Internet
play off the Internet
walking the dog
petting the dog
acknowledging the dog's existence
eating lollipops
go for a walk in the park

Then of course after spending countless nights up with Conor coughing in my face, I too caught some evil illness that left me sniffling, sneezing and coughing for over a week. Thankfully I do not have asthma, but it was (and still is) not lots of fun. Then we had a few bouts of vomiting in cars from other folks, a cool nosebleed, and a fun trip to our favorite Doctor to round out our week. (aren't you glad you decided to come over here and read this????)

So, I am off to tend to some more sick people. Maybe I will even tend to myself a bit.....:)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Peanut Free T-Ball Anyone....

You know spring is here when it is baseball season. In our house, Michael and Conor have just started practice for their first ever T-Ball season. We went to our first practice, and I have to say, it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

One of the main parts of the first practice was to show everyone how to run around the the correct order. Now this seems simple, but for ten 4-5 year olds, it is not quite as simple as it seems. In fact it is pretty darn complicated. You have to go around the bases in a counter clockwise motion, after you hit the ball, in numerical order. You need to step on all the bases as you run around them, not fall over, or run into anything or anyone in your path. Finally you must tag home plate, and STOP there, not continue running around as fast as you can all over the place screaming home run at the top of your lungs.

Then, of course there is fielding. Getting the concept across that little children must pay attention seems awfully difficult. Thus, it is necessary to take part in important drills like outfield flower bouquet creation, hat styling, and gardening. These activities take paramount importance in an outfielders time, even if one of those annoying balls seems to get in the way by coming by every once in a while.

Overall the practice went great. Our coach is great with kids, and a realist, claiming, we were off to a great start. According to him, his job, and our job was the equivalent of herding cats, and we ended the day with no scratches or bites. There was a bit of howling and whining, but I think that was par for the course. Our first game is next weekend, and I can not wait to see how that goes...

With T-Ball starting, our little sports fans have started to express an interest in watching Baseball on TV, and maybe even seeing a real baseball game in person. With a peanut allergy unfortunately, this is not so easy. The totally awesome blogger Jennifer over at Food Allergy Buzz has started a blog where she is putting all the information she has found about peanut free baseball games around the country. This is such a great resource, and I am hoping to see some San Francisco area games listed there soon.

In the meantime, I am making sure all the local T-Ball games are peanut free just in case you want to check them out in person.