Lucy's teacher Rika, who we all adore, has been on vacation the past few weeks. Lucy misses her terribly and her name comes up at least once a day....and if you ask her where Rika is, without hesitation she gives you a one word answer:
Lucy learned from a young age to go up and down stairs and does so with relative ease. When she goes down the stairs, one of us is in front of her, when she goes up the stairs, one of us is behind her.
Lately, when we've been following her up the stairs, if we get too close, she turns over her shoulder and declares:
Wait your turn Mama!
Wait your turn Daddy!
Lucy has been sick all week and last night, she was racked with horrible coughing fits. She'd sleep for 20 minutes, wake up and cough for a few minutes, cry for five minutes, sleep for 20 minutes...started about 6pm last night, just before Sean got home. And there is nothing we can do for her except give her a drink, try to soothe her and give her as many hugs and snuggles as she wants....
So Lucy and I slept in the second bedroom last night (between coughing fits, she managed to get out "I wanna sleep in Uncle Gareth's room")
I have no idea what time it was when Lucy woke me up telling me she needed a clean diaper.....by handing
me the diaper she had so thoughtfully taken off of herself!
I scooped her up and took her into her bedroom to get a clean diaper. I set her down on the floor to flip on the light hen I heard her say
Uh Oh Mama! I pooped! and with a giggle, she shot off across the room.
I didn't have my glasses on and could not really see what she had done - I glanced down and did not see anything except what appeared to be a couple wet spots...but she had had a couple bouts of diarrhea earlier......
I captured Lucy (who was giggling by the way) and laid her on the table. Sean came in the room and I asked him to grab the Clorox wipes as she said she had pooped on the floor. Sean was still rubbing the sleep from his eyes and had not focused on anything yet - I was wiping Lucy down and squinting looking for signs of poop
Sean made his way back into the room and kneeled down to start cleaning
Lucy leaned over the changing table and says to the top of her Dad's head
Don't worry Daddy! I kidding! It not poop, just pee pee!!
Maria, the Mum