My child LOVES hotels. She told me she wants to live in a hotel, which frankly, I wouldn’t mind either. You have someone clean your room and bathroom everyday and if it is a Hampton, Holiday Inn Express or Residence Inn you get a free full breakfast. Can you take a guess what hotels we frequent? HA!
Hannah though, for MONTHS has been talking about going back to Nashville and staying in a hotel like we did in August. Maybe she and I just think alike but I too am SO ready to go back. For Christmas she got a princess guitar and instead of singing “Hotel California,” she has been singing “Hotel Nashville.” It is so funny! She jams to her own tune and I finally caught it on video and tried to upload it but WordPress wouldn’t let me….don’t know why. Anyway, you are just going to have to take my word for it or log onto Facebook because it is on there! Priceless!
Some of the other things she has said lately are quite funny too. She now calls her daddy by his first name the majority of the time. You will hear…..”Dennis” when she is yelling for him or trying to get his attention. Rarely does she call him daddy. Guess she hears me call him Dennis and thinks she has to as well. She still calls me mommy, I reckon Tamara is too hard to say!
She really is turning into quite a character. If she needs us or wants us this is what you hear….”Mommy, come here now please.” HA! Or, if she wants Dennis…..”Dennis, come here.” Cracks us up! If she does something spectacular in her eyes, which is putting a puzzle together or cleaning her room without being asked she will come find us and say…..”Come here, look room.” If we don’t follow immediately she will grab our hands and begin dragging us if she has to.
She is constantly bossing Henny around……”Henny, here……Henny, sit…….Henny, kennel…….Henny treat!” Henny likes the last one! Every night before bed she will say, “Kiss Henny head one time.” Henny gets the last kiss of the night! I am also OCD, if you didn’t know this and before Henny is allowed back in the house after being outside to potty we wipe each paw down really good so she doesn’t drag dirt in the house. Hannah likes to go outside and “help Henny hurry.” Hurry is the command to go potty….yes, my dog potties on command, gotta love that! Anyway, after Henny has done her business, Hannah will say, “Good girl Henny, wipe paws.” HA! Love that Hannah knows that Henny has to wipe her paws before coming in the house! Dennis isn’t as good about making Henny wipe her paws as Hannah and I are but we are working on him! I guess my thought is, if I am going to slave away scrubbing my floors there is no reason that everyone that lives in the house (including the dog) can do their best to keep those said floors clean! I don’t have a “job” outside this house but I do take pride in the way my home looks and cleanliness is #1 on that list! Just don’t look in my spare bedroom because as of right now it is a “junk room.” UGH, it is driving me insane, but I digress!
Back to Hannah…….things she is loving now: Anything and everything Doc McStuffins and doctor related! She is constantly giving everyone and everything check-ups. She is OBSESSED with blood-work probably because the last 3 months she literally has been a human pin-cushion! She will explain blood work like this:
1. “Tie rope” (this is where they put the tourniquet on your arm to find the veins)
2. “Look” (looking for a good vein)
3. “Clean” (cleaning the area with alcohol)
4. “ONE STICK” (when the needle is inserted)
5. “Hurt” (what it feels like)
6. “Hold gauze, NO boo-boo band-aid” (she holds the gauze on the boo-boo and refuses to put a band-aid on it). She will not cry when she gets stuck with the needle, but she will have a complete and utter melt-down if you even attempt to put a band-aid on her.
7. I will ask her, “what does the gauze do?” Her response is…..”stop bleeding.” HA!
She has always (every 4-6 months) her entire life had blood work due to her thyroid, but the last 3 months she has had blood work about every other week…..so she has become quite the pro at the whole process! Between blood work, x-rays, ECHO’s, EKG’s and ultrasounds she might just have a career in medicine……she wouldn’t need any schooling to know how to do those things.
She is really into tea parties right now too and she and her stuffed friends have numerous tea parties each day. She loves puzzles and of course reading books. She loves her iPad and her new favorite thing is playing on the computer. She loves to go to Starfall.com and play the games, do the math, reading and other educational activities. It is a great program! She got an iPod for Christmas and can’t wait to start using that and listening to all her favorite tunes with her new Doc McStuffins headphones!
Through all this sickness, and yes, the fevers are still present each day…..she continues to be happy and sweet (for the most part)….she does have her moments. I can honestly say though, for someone who has truly been sick the majority of her life, she handles it all with such joy, happiness and peace. Truly something I could learn to do better myself!
I guess that wraps this blog post up……Happy New Year, my blog friends! May 2014 bring us ALL joy, peace, health and happiness! That is my prayer!
Until next time……….