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Her children are with me - San Antonio

Timmy is a pseudo name I’ve chosen for this little 5 year old, because if I ever have a little boy of my own, that’s what I’ll name him, and if I should ever have THREE, I’ll name the others Jimmy, and Willy! :o)

All three kids are as sweet as can be, and they are following my rules without a peep, rules such as not tearing the house down!

We went MacDonald’s and they had a Happy Meal, and I had one too, because I wanted a little toy also! As you can see, Timmy’s face is still smudged with catsup. They've already made me promise to take them tomorrow again for dinner!!

I’m turning into a kid myself, and pretty soon I’ll be looking like a Penguin, because I made the mistake of buying them the Happy Feet DVD, and I found this little CLUB PENGUIN game on the web where they insist I play with them CONSTANTLY! All the stuffed toys you see in the pic were purchased at the 2nd hand store for a total of $10.00. I also bought them this giant wagon full of giant Lego’s, and my dear friend Lolly, brought them a bunch of puzzles.

Believe it or not, but Playgirl loves classical music, so I bought them this Smart Symphonies CD at the flea market, so they’ll learn to enjoy this type of music. I’m also teaching them how to play the piano. Perhaps I’ll create our next Mozart!





I HAVE A SERIOUS QUESTION. Timmy woke up this morning with some sniffles, and his eyes were red and full of goop. I’ve posted his picture to show you how red his eyes are. Does it look like he has Pink Eye? If his eyes are still red by tomorrow, I’m going to dash over to Juarez, Mexico and ask the pharmacist to sell me some ointment for it. Or do you think I should take him to the hospital? He seems happy, but I’m a little worried about this.



I’m amazed at how modest Jimmy, the 7 year old is, because insists on taking a shower all by himself without me even coming near him! I finally learned a new technique for giving Timmy baby Willy their bath. I just pour lots of bubbles into the tub, put on my bathing suit, grab a rubber ducky and get into the tub with them and scrub them good! :o)

I’m afraid I’m starting to like way too much, this new career of playing Mommy! Although, I’m praying for their mother’s quick recovery, I already realize I’m going to be heartbroken when they someday leave.




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brute_force
Jun. 24th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
It is...
... easy ...
Because you know they will leave!!!!!
Enjoy it and you will be ok when the time comes to part..
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Re: It is...
I never imagined I'd be enjoying them so much, but this sudden problem with Timmy's eyes has sort of deflated me.
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poetpaladin
Jun. 25th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
You will make a great mommy! :)
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
Gawd I'm trying! :o)
buddave
Jun. 25th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Sounds as if you are having a good time but you might consider
giving the children a "Wendy's" or "Big Mac". Don't spoil them.
It is good they like to bath. Good luck my friend.......
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
I will have to take them tomorrow to MacDonald’s for dinner, because I (promised) them that I would, but I won't take them again until next Sat. or Sun. so they can have some fun.

I've made bath time into fun time for them, so much so that I have a hard time getting them out! :o)

Thank you for wishing me luck!
inspectorjury
Jun. 25th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
I think you can count on it being pink eye. It is very contagious, so get it treated right away. Ask him if his eyes itch and does he have a heavy mucus in his eyes in the morning?
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
His eyes are swollen and they do itch. I made a little tea of an herb called Manzanilla in Spanish, and washed his eys with it, then placed the little bags on his eyes. It seems to have soothed them a little, but tomorrow I'm taking him to a private doctor. I can take him to William Beaumont Army Medical Center, but I know I'll be waiting for hours on end until it's my turn, and I just can't miss so much work anymore. I've got the best boss ever, but he my just say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! :o(
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duoraven
Jun. 25th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
Pink Eye, Maybe
It sounds like Pink Eye, but then again, it might be an allergy thing, since the kid did just move to a new spot (and you do have a lot of critters running around). I would wait a day or two, unless he is running a fever or a chill, or if his eyes are stuck in the morning due to any pus.

In the meantime, have him use his own towels, wash cloths, etc., and I'd change the pillowcase everyday. A warm washcloth on his eyes a few times a day might help to.

But I'm not a doctor, so go with your gut. Better safe than sorry.
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: Pink Eye, Maybe
Thank God he doesn't have fever. I just gave him a bath and then placed the warm washcloth over his eyes and put him to sleep in my bed so I can keep an eye on him tonight.

How strange that little emergency always happens on a Sunday. I could have dashed to Juarez, but Sundays are bad times to do this, because the wait to get back across takes hours.

There's this little old doctor that doesn't require an appointment to see him. I hope he's still alive and working, because if not, I'll have to go to William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the wait will be many, many hours!!

I just don't know what in the world I'll do if we all end up getting this thing!
tigron_x
Jun. 25th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
Pizza and then McDonald's, huh? I would say they're lucky because the 'food' tastes good, but then again I'm also aware of the food's adverse affects on the body. Basically, by eating too much of these processed foods, one is essentially starving oneself of vital nutrients for hormonal growth (or hormone production). Therefore, it is better for one to have a diet of whole foods. And because a child's body is in a constant state of development, his/her body craves sugars (or carbs) to fuel hormone development. So, a good substitute for these fatty-sugar foods kids crave is making what is essential labeled as a power shake or power foods. A good one is throwing a bunch of berries (stawberries, black berries, raseberries) into a blender and adding in a table spoon or two of peanut butter with some ice and mixing it up. And then pour it into individual cups and mix it with some wholesome whip cream. It is delicious and very simple to make. Also, if they won't eat vegetables, then put cheese on them. Or put broccli into a blender to cut it up into really fine peices and mix it in with mashed potatoes and cheese. I mean, who doesn't like mashed potatoes? And serve with any type of meat. And don't be suprised if kids don't eat the volume you might see them eat if they had pizza or mcdonald's on their plate. The body knows when it's had its fill. And if you serve a diet like that, then don't be suprised if they want to eat more times in the day as well. It doesn't mean they didn't eat enough before. And don't be suprised if kids try to convince you to give them the processed foods by appealing to your natural mother instincts through crying, whining, pleading, begging, whimpering, or even throwing temper tantrums. Corporations have been appealing to a child's emotions through marketing techniques and so on for the past 30-40 years. And they're really good at it too. So, you have to counter and appeal to their emotions as well. Like calling them power foods. Mcdonald's does it by associating fun and happy with food. That's why they call them happy meals and give you a toy. ;)

Anyhow... as for the eyes. It's most likely not pink eye. However, because you have so many animals (which is good), he may be having allergies to something. For example, he pet the cats or dogs and then rubbed his eyes. And his immune system isn't used to the bacteria or germs or what not, so he's having a simple alergic out break in his sinuses or tear glands. You might want to find out if he's allergic to anything. And also, it might be ok to let it be because it can help him develope a stronger immune system. So, be careful about exposing them to medicine or antibiotics because by doing so you can hinder the development of their immunse system.
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
I can see you’ll someday make a wonderful daddy, Sweety Pie! Thank you for setting me on the road to educating myself on what to feed the little people! :o)

Please don’t tell a soul, but I can understand now why they love going to MacDonald’s so much. I ordered myself a Happy Meal, too, and felt a little excitement when I saw the cute little toy in my own package! They made me promise them yesterday, to take them out to dinner at MacDonald’s today, and I will have to, because I’ve taught them that once you make a promise, you must keep it. They asked me what happens when a promise is broken, and I told them that the person breaking the promise can expect a whole day of bad luck!!

I’ll make them the power shake you suggested. I searched the web and found this CHILDREN'S RECIPES INDEX link to be the easiest and most nutritious to try and follow.

I’ve already called my boss and told him I won’t be in today. He’s truly an Angel, and said it was okay. I’ve already made an appointment for Timmy to see a doctor today at 1:00 PM.

I didn’t sleep too well last night worrying about Timmy’s eyes. I’m on my 4th mug of strong coffee this morning. The day has barely begun, and I’m already exhausted!
mysticpickle
Jun. 25th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
Yes, it's pink eye alright. Warm wash cloth compresses help the symptoms. It won't treat the problem. Antibiotic eye drops from the doctor will help. All of this is covered under FMLA leave which you can apply for. It covers the takeing in of children not your own. Did you know that? Anyway... kids sometimes require alot of missed work due to illness and what not. The FMLA keeps your job held for you safely while protecting the employer too. Its a good thing I promise. Good luck with those cuties. All the prayers in the world to your cousin and family.
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
I had no idea. I'll keep it under my hat should I have to contact them for help.

I'm now counting the minutes for 1:00 PM to come, because he now seems to have a tummy ache, also! Just as soon as the doctor tells me what's wrong, I'll share. I can barely breathe from worry!

Thank you for the info., I really appreciate it!
see_dog
Jun. 25th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
He may just needs some drops. His eyes could just be dry.

as for penguins...I have a penguin game I play every now and again http://www.yetisports.org/
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
I'll soon know what's wrong.

Thanks for the penguin game. I tell ya, I'm already starting to waddle like one! :o)
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moon_shine
Jun. 25th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
Hey sunshine so what if you have four what will you name him? Pete! :o)
Just kidding heheheee.. And it does sound like pink eye but it might just be an allergy, you have a lot of animals there but be on the safe side and get it checked:)

Now McDonald's and Mozart sounds like a well rounded kid to me ;o)
Enjoy the time with them and things will workout,
I knew you would be great at this because you have a good heart and I know you will do what you have to for them, and do not worry about missing them someday Savanah just take it one day at a time and like I always say you can never Love to much.
I Will be Keeping you all in my prayers (((Big HUGS)))


Oh Ya and look at my Icon Looks like I have turned in to a Penguin myself ;o)

playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
If that day ever comes, I just may name the first Pete! ;o)

I'll let you know what the doctor says this evening.

Yes, I'm looking at your icon! I tell you, everywhere I turn, I see penguins!

Love you Sweet Stuff!
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ayoub
Jun. 25th, 2007 09:40 am (UTC)
It looks to me more like he's been crying... But best to get him checked out to be sure...

You make a great mommy!
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
I feel much relief because I've already made an appointment with a doctor to see him today.

So you think I make a great mommy, huh? You've got me grinning from ear to ear! :o)
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bluesman02779
Jun. 25th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
Looks like Pinkeye...very contagious. Personally...I'd take him to a doctor.
My 5 year old grandson wants to be left alone in the bathroom. I think it's because he's enjoying the discovery of certain body parts a little too much...LOL.
playgirl
Jun. 25th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
I'll find out today what the problem is with his eyes. I'll be taking him to the doctor at 1:00 PM. If it's Pinkeye, then I can expect for all of us to get it, too! I'll ask the doctor to prescribe some medication for me also, just incase Grandpa and I get it. Let’s see if he does.

How funny that they're so modest at such a young age! I've tried to leave the baby with just a Pamper and shirt, but he insists I put pants on him!

The first day he was here, he ran to me dragging some pants in his hands and told me to put on his pants on. The pants were Grandpa's! haaaaa
mysticpickle
Jun. 25th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Relax. Pink eye is SOO common. More than a cold. Don't panic over the small stuff girl!! I promise this is the small stuff.
When a child complains of a tummy ache always ask the following...
1. Are you hungry?
2. Do you feel like you have to go poop?
3. Do you feel like you have gas? (or blantently ask fart cause some kids don't know what gas is)
4. Are you missing mom and dad? (Kids have anxiety tummy aches just like we do and don't know how to verbalize that) Always follow with Do you think that is what's making your tummy hurt? They understand these questions by age 3 so they should help you alot!!
Alot of times once you narrow it down you will find a tummy ache is one of those three but kids don't know that. It makes it ALOT easier on you. I PROMISE!! If it is not one of the three then maybe a doctor call is necessairy if 1. they are in extreme agony or 2. If it still hurts the next day and no is the answer to those questions.

To use FMLA all you have to do is go to your boss or HR department and tell them you need FMLA time. They can and will give you some paper work to fill out and they also can walk you through it. They will answer any questions you have and I can help too if need be. I have filled out literally 9 sets of FMLA paperwork in the last 6 months. It is a federal government mandated program so your paperwork in Texas will be EXACTLY like mine in Indiana. This will make it easy for me to help since I have a copy literally right here by my desk at ALL times...lol.

And last for today...
You mentioned not knowing what was going on in the world. I ran across this on MSN in TINY letters off to the side of the page. Guess it is not big news anymore but it should be.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19414287?GT1=10056
daddy
Jun. 25th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
He is a handsome little guy...

I dont know why you have such doubt about your abilities... I have never had any doubt that you would be a very loving Mother. Actually I have no doubts about your ability to do anything you ever choose to do.

The kids are very lucky to have you there, and they will flourish under your care... I can just immagine how wonderful you will be with your own children.

I must admit though, I am a bit envious... I'd love to be in a bubble bath with you too! BUT since I cant, pictures would be acceptable... MAybe that could be your next Christmas card, All of you in a tub full of bubbles!
playgirl
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He is a cutie pie! :o)

I sure am getting on the job training as a Mommy! Sadly, just as soon as I became their surrogate Mom, not one, but two went and got sick on me! How frightening! But I'll be making an update in a little while.

I don't think you'd like being in a tub full of bubble with me, 'cuz I'd be scrubbing your hair and behind your ears good! :o)

I tip my hat to all REAL mothers, because it is quite an important, exhausting and rewarding job!
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