I thought nothing of it, until later that night when I heard Ellie say to Megan, "I couldn't even see the letters from my blurry eye, but luckily I had them memorized from saying them with my good eye." Guess Ellie's little quirk/fascination/OCD with number and letters paid off for her with that eye test!
The doctor declared it possible she be home for another week or two, to which my prayers became more fervent for a speedy recovery. I mean, I love Ellie and actually quite enjoyed having her as my sidekick for a week or so, but I did love when we returned to a more normal routine around here. I played more card games and board games in her seven day infection than I have in the past seven months combined.
(This photo was taken two days before she returned to school. It looks far better in this photo than it did in the worst stage.)
~ It seems that even with Drew in preschool 6 hours a week, I still don't have as much time as I'd like with no children around to get Christmas errands done. I really needed to go to City Creek (a shopping mall in Salt Lake City) and couldn't seem to fit it in sans children. So last week I bundled up Drew, stroller and all, and went in to Salt Lake. I had only 2 stores I wanted to run into, and a ride on the public TRAX train was not part of my original plan. Drew was a very patient boy (helped largely in part to the over-sized and quite over-priced bag of Skittles I compulsively purchased for him) while I shopped for longer than even I anticipated. When we got outside and Drew said, "Look at that train. Can we ride it?" I couldn't say no. It ended up being one of the most pleasant afternoons I have had in a long time. I'll admit, all too often it takes the three year old to slow me down and remind me of the simple pleasures of life.
Sarcasm or not,
I know I will.