Yesterday was fun (sarcasm font). I spent about 18 hours throwing up. I’m 90% sure it was something I ate and everything I ate on Wednesday will not be making an appearance again for a long, long time. The cherry on top of feeling ill is getting to be a parent on top of it. The girls still had to eat, Koda still had to be driven to her treatment and diapers still had to be changed. I won’t lie, it was rough. We watched a lot of TV. We watched the extra-long, updated Fantasia on Netflix. Twice.
Whine, whine, whine… ok, I’m done. By the evening my stomach was settling down and I’m feeling much better today. Everyone else seems to be feeling fine, so fingers crossed and all that jazz.
A bright side is that I got to read some blogs and got a good giggle out of this post from Grace about kid quirks.
I tried to remember if I had any quirks as a kid. You know, beside that sweet haircut.
It’s OK mom, I still don’t know how to do my hair either.
Nothing major comes to mind except how I slept. I always had to have the entire sheet/blanket covering me and my head, then I’d make a tiny opening on the side for my nose and mouth to be able to breathe. I’ve outgrown that now but still can’t sleep with some sort of blanket/sheet/coat. I’m not picky, I just can’t be not covered up.
I’m sure I have more quirks than I’m aware of still, but one that always makes me twitchy is when people double dip salsa then cheese dip when eating Mexican. I’m all about the double dip, but it has to go cheese into salsa or else the cheese gets oddly pink and makes my stomach turn. #flyyourfreakflag
But let’s talk kids. 3 years old is full of quirks! From her need of having ice in her water, to having everything in quantities of three (3 minutes, 3 grapes, 3 rocks to add to her collection…), to having a certain order of events that must be followed in a specific pattern (wake up, put on new big girl undies, find Minnie, breakfast, THEN get dressed or prepare for a meltdown) and actually, speaking of Minnie…
Can Minnie Mouse be a quirk? Hailey is obsessed. You can see that mini Minnie poking out of her seat above because she just come everywhere with us. Mini Minnie is like having a third child. She must take her shoes off when entering the house. She disrobes and bathes with Hailey in the evenings then must brush her teeth too obviously. And all h*ll will break lose if Mini Minnie and big Minnie aren’t tucked in next to her at night. She’ll sit up in bed after we leave and play out these elaborate scenes with the Minnies, complete with high squeaky voice. It’s impressive. And don’t even get me started on her Minnie Mouse sparkly shoes that are three sizes too big that she insists on wearing everywhere. Disney sure is making some cash money from us.
but what about Kaitlyn? Can a 9 month old have quirks?
I’m not sure, but it does seem she can’t get comfortable nursing unless one hand is poking me in the eye or trying to stick up my nose. She likes to bite my toes. And that tiny pointer finger on her right hand is all she uses to explore the world with (you can even see it above). Quirks? Maybe. She’s only 9 months old.
What about you?
Did you have any quirks as a child?
What about now?
Do your kids have any funny quirks?