cars and food

Well, Laura thinks that Landon’s lymph nodes are smaller. They are still swollen, especially the one side, but that the swelling is going down after 3 days of antibiotics is a VERY GOOD sign. Keep your fingers crossed though, we aren’t out of the woods yet.

I am pretty proud to finally be able to say that Landon has gone a FULL WEEK with no potty accidents. He’s been peeing and pooping in the potty. He did, on Friday, suddenly decide to start peeing standing up. I have no idea why. It’s been a little odd, and out of the blue, but he seems to be able to do it okay. Up till now I’ve had him sit to pee, partly because, I’m a girl, and that how you pee! And partly because my reading about potty training said that boys who sit to pee have an easier time pooping in the potty, and that’s the thing we’ve been having the most trouble with.

I took Bobby’s van in to have the 30K service done to it. It also had a couple of minor warranty issues to check out, and needed a front end alignment. I dropped it off a t 7AM on Tuesday at Hyundai of Tempe. They have a shuttle which ran me to work, and they told me I had to be picked up no later than 3:30. So at 2, I call, and the car isn’t done yet.
They sent the shuttle to pick me up at 3, and the car STILL wasn’t done yet. So they gave me a rental, no charge. I came home, then realized I didn’t have a car seat for Landon (Bobby picked him up from Laura’s that day). So we trooped over to Wal-Mart to get a booster seat, since I’m planning to move him into one around the time that Bear is born anyway. The car seat in my car is almost too small for him as is, and a booster will be easier to deal with, plus he’s the right size for a booster seat at this time.

Landon loves the new seat, and enjoyed riding in the rental car. We get there Weds around 11AM to pick up the car, and I get told the battery failed it’s test and has a dead cell in it. So we wait another 30 minutes for them to put in a new battery. Out the door was $580 for everything. UGH. And Bobby’s van still needs new tires and will need a brake job next time. PLUS, my car is due for its 30K service, like, now.

Still, Landon was excellent at the dealership. He loved looking at the cars and was happy and well behaved.

I’m really hoping that Bear is allergy free. I’ve grown used to reading everything, to paying close attention to all food that Landon eats, and to being very careful with food in general. I know if Bear does have a food allergy, whatever it maybe, we will manage to find ways to make good food that Bear can eat.
Still, it would be so nice to be able to offer this kid bites of whatever I happen to be eating that day, and to not have two kids to chase around at birthday parties watching everything they put in their mouth.
I bought this book: Cody the Allergic Cow: A Children’s Story of Milk Allergies off of Amazon yesterday, it hasn’t shipped yet, but I’m hoping to start teaching Landon the “why” of how come he can’t have the same cake as everyone else. He’s getting to the point where he can understand concepts like this, and I’m hoping this book will help him understand and help give me some ideas for ways to explain it to him. If anyone has other suggestions for this, let me know.

I’m pretty sure this is my last child. Assuming things go according to plan, I don’t think I want more than 2 kids. I just have to wait for Landon and Bear to have me some granddaughters, so I have someone to pass my stuff down too.

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