Saturday, December 5, 2009

winter event

Oh, Texas, you winter tease.  All week long, we were being prepped for a WINTER EVENT.  Snow, they said!  Frigid temps!  Schools may close!  Travel advisories!  So like the rest of my Texas friends, I ran out mid-week and bought Mister A his very first winter coat to be ready for THE EVENT.  It was slim pickings out there, so the style wasn't one I'd probably choose if given more options, but it's warm and it fit.  After coat shopping, we stopped at the grocery store to stock up on milk and diapers and green olives and cat food- you know, the things the various inhabitants of our household would die a swift death if stranded without.  And Friday morning, we waited (well, I waited) in breathless anticipation of this winter event.  And waited.  And waited.  I put in a pot roast, thinking surely we'd need something warm and wholesome to get us through THE EVENT.  Annnnnd waited.  We went out for a walk in the late morning hours and saw a few flurries in the air.  But surely that wasn't THE EVENT, so we waited some more.  And around 1:00pm, four fluffy snowflakes spun down from the clouds, hit the driveway, and melted. 

Then the sun came out.

The end of THE EVENT.

At least I got some cute pictures of the little man out of this.  And I will say, snow or no snow, the coat was a good buy.  The temperature here in Austin this morning?  In the twenties.  That's actually COLD, I don't care who you are or where you live.  If Ralph, woodland creature hunter extraordinaire, refuses to go outside...it's cold.

My winter boy:

I call this one...."MOM!  THERE'S NO SNOW!  And I can't lift my arms!"

To top off the snowless letdown of a day, we ended up back at the pediatrician's office in the late afternoon.  Ear infection, round three.  Or round one dragging out for a month.  I can't tell you which, because someone's petrified shrieks made it kind of hard to hear what Dr. C was telling me about his ears.  It sounded kind of like this "right ear ...  WAAAAHHHHHHH ... persistent ... WAAAAAHHHHH ... two week recheck ... WAAAHHHHHHH ... just pay me my $30 copay and get out of here because you're scaring the other children" and off to CVS we went for another bottle of drugs.  All I know is, he has this one last antibiotic and one last chance for the ears to heal.  If not, we'll be referred to a specialist to investigate.  So if you've got any "get-better-A's-ears" vibes laying around, send those our way.  

3 comments:

ajscd said...

Sorry (?) you didn't get any snow after all that build up! At least A looks cute in his new coat. Hope he feels better soon. We've been to the pedi far too many times due to ear infections with S, too, so I know how that goes. We've talked with the ENT and she'll be getting tubes the end of the month. :(

Crystal said...

We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of our EVENT. Our EVENT is expected to be snow flurries between 6 and 8 pm this evening. Righhhhhhtttt....

Kristin said...

Anderson looks too cute in his winter coat. So now you just need to get him back to ND to experience a real winter... snotty nose, red cheecks, and total snowsuit stiff arm/leg look!