Nico has swimmer’s ear with some damage to his ear drum. It’s not permanent which is good and he has drops that have some steroids and some antibiotic in them. I find it funny that some of the kids are giving him a hard time about going to the doctor after what happened.
I’m not sure what happens when Leo goes out of town but last night around 6:00, Gia dumped a bag of chips and when I went to pick them up, she tripped over the rug and hit the corner of her eye on the corner of the coffee table. She was eating and dancing five minutes after it happened and immediately her eye began to bruise but other than the sheer panic I felt, she was fine.
We have been working on Gia walking down the stairs for about a week. She has been doing pretty well. Today, she was walking down the stairs holding my hand but stumbled and when she almost fell, I went to steady her and the good news is that I did and she didn’t fall. But I did. Go ahead…you can laugh. I have that annoying thing that when people fall, I think it is hilarious. Even as I write this, I can remember specific instances when people have fallen and I couldn’t help but laugh and am even laughing right now. Gia could have laughed if she didn’t look so scared that her mother just flew through the air landing on her behind. The important thing is that Gia didn’t fall. I hate when stuff like that happens. I felt weak from being banged up and like an idiot that I can’t walk and talk at the same time.
An update on the homemade dinners is that they are still going strong. It is a lot harder with Gia and I have had to start making them while she naps. The kids still ask for “supper” after they get back from practice which drives me crazy but since Leo isn’t home, it is cereal. Our schedule doesn’t allow for a lot of time at the table but it has been nice knowing they are eating home-cooked meals.
This isn’t a whole TV update but I am not ashamed to admit that when Top Chef: Just Desserts had the original cast of Willy Wonka on, I kind of cried. It brought back a flood of memories. Besides how scary the Oompa Loompas were, I loved that movie. Being that candy is my favorite thing ever and the one thing that I have enough willpower to not start eating because I won’t stop, visiting a candy factory sounded like a little slice of heaven when I was younger (and even now).
Is it possible that my cleaning lady is taking my cleaning supplies? I can’t find a lot of them and now two rolls of paper towels are missing. I can see using one but two?