Yesterday, staying awake was about all I accomplished. But if I'm being honest, I didn't accomplish it well.
Today, as much as I needed to sleep, I had more pressing things to attend to.
After Lilly got out of school, we drove straight to the pediatrician's office so Lilly and Noah could get their flu shot.
Noah went first. The nurse who gave the shots, Diane, is the same nurse who would give Noah his monthly Synagis shots the past two years. Those are painful shots and Noah knows exactly who Diane is and what she does.
He was a little nervous when he saw her but didn't cry. That was surprising because the last few times he even saw her he would lose it.
He got his quickly shot which scared him more than it hurt him. He only cried for a moment and was thrilled to leave with his Nemo sticker. He quickly informed that he was "ready GO!" as soon as he could.
Lilly wasn't to thrilled once she saw Noah get his but she amazes me with her bravery and maturity. She chose to get her "sticky" in her leg. She tensed up and got nervous but held still. It was over in a second and she relaxed and said "that didn't hurt my leg even a little!" She really is such a big girl.
We came home and ransacked the garage for all our Halloween decorations. Lilly was so excited. We put up the pumpkins and witches and even some sticky letters on our mirror. But the real find, was a Harry Potter wizard robe and wand. Lilly wore it all day. (That dumb wand about drove me insane) She even informed me that she was NEVER taking it off. She was even going to sleep in it. It made me laugh.
But the treasure I found was a few strands of star Christmas lights. Some how they were put in the Halloween bin and not the Christmas bins but it turned out perfect.
See, Lilly has been having some issues with the dark lately. For the past few weeks we have been sleeping with the bathroom light on, door wide open and not one but 3 night lights in her room.
She never had a problem with it until just now. But I suspect it has to do with all the scary Scooby Doo mysteries and Halloween shows she loves to watch. She loves scary things (very unlike her mother). But I think it's made her a little worried about the dark.
So when I saw the star lights, I had an idea.
I hung up the lights around her window. It makes her room quite bright as they are clear white stars. But its not any brighter than the bathroom light. It's just cheaper on the power bill and doesn't shine in all the other rooms
Lilly was very please. So was mom!
And now, I'm going to kick up my feet, sip a slurpee and watch a movie with my hubby to start off his birthday weekend celebration.
Hopefully I don't fall asleep.
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