Monday, April 23, 2007

She's got 20/20

Audrey turned five yesterday.  She was so very excited to "get the party started" that she practically vibrated from room to room at her Nana's house.

I'd met the family at my Mom's from work.  I forgot the # 5 candle, so I asked Mr W to pick one up on his way back to the house.  At the appointed time, we lit up the 5 and the little row of five candles (you can't ever have too many candles when you are five)...and she blew them all out in one breath.

We all cheered, and I was about to move into serving mode, when the row of five lit up again.   ??

Once again, she managed to blow them all out, only to have them spark up.   Surely her father is not that mean, I thought, to get her the relighting-candles.

Nope.  It was an accident.  The five candles I pulled out just happened to be bonus candles in the pack.  It was totally funny, one of those moments that are better because they are not planned.

We took her to the pediatrician for her well visit today.  Mr W and I followed her out into the hallway as the nurse checked her vision.  I'd forgotten at this age that the eye chart is pictures.  I listened to her, as she told the nurse what she saw:  "Heart"  "X'  "Boat"  "Flag."

As the nurse moved her hand down the chart, and the pictures got smaller, I had to chuckle, as the pictures became  "Little heart"  "Little X"  "Little Boat"  "Little Flag."  It was so adorable, her Dad melted on the spot.

Unfortunately for her, this was the most enjoyable part of the visit as she was due for some shots.  Four of them.

I thought she was going to be brave.  She said she was going to be brave.  I should know better.  All bets were off once she saw the syringes.

The girl has perfect vision.

My hearing, on the other hand, will never be the same.


ukgal36 said...

Awww bless her heart.. i am usually the one giving those shots and it kills me....

jevanslink said...

I always found that distracting my kids with something helped get their minds off the shots. Oh look, Halley's comet!! was a favorite.  It never worked, but I tried.  

Mrs. L

suzypwr said...

She is old enough to learn to go to her Happy Place and not feel the stress or pain of the shots. Really, she is :-)

Happy Birthday to Audrey! Hope to see her in a month or a little more. She is the sweetest little girl!


pixiedustnme said...

aw, how cute!  i always wondered what i would do if i got one of those screamers!  grace has always done shots without a blink of an eye.  Unfortunately that doesn't equate to not whining.  She is very good at whining about everything.  AND she slams doors!  Does your princess slam doors?!!

jckfrstross said...

good for her and Happy Birthday Audrey:) hope you got lots of presents:) i am glad i didn't have a screamer. have a good week:) hug the kids before they get to old:)


screaminremo303 said...

Again, for those just joining the program, I repeat my earlier advice: Duct tape.

"If you can't fix it, DUCT IT!"