I saw the Lord of the Rings on DVD last night. Very good. Mr. Waffle rang at one point.
Him – Hi, it’s me.
Me – This isn’t really a great time. They’ve just reforged the sword of Elendil.
Him – (Deep sigh – he’s not much of a Tolkien fan, why do you think I never saw it in the cinema? He refused to take 3 hours of elves.) I take it everything’s ok then?
Me – Yeah, fine.
At 11.30, the Princess started roaring. I ran to her room to find her sobbing convulsively and when I picked her out of her cot, she was like a little oven. I brought her into our room and fed her nurofen which she promptly threw up over herself, me and the bed and continued roaring. I sponged her down. Still roaring. I gave her a perdolan (paracetemol suppository). Crying and shaking (her not me). Anxious mother worries – is she having febrile convulsions? But I held her in my arms and she started to calm down and after about half an hour fell asleep. Put her back to bed. Tried Mr. Waffle, phone out of range. Then worried that she hadn’t thrown up all the nurofen and that with the perdolan she might get liver damage. Rang my unfortunate parents, who know about these things. Roused them from their beds. Got the boxes of medicaments and told them of the dosages. Was reassured that she would be fine. Had I sponged her down? Yes. With tepid water? Yes. Call again if there was a problem. Went to bed. Lay in bed. Had the sponging water been tepid enough? Maybe she was cold. Went to her room. Felt her arm and head. She wasn’t cold but she did want to chat. Burbled at me for half an hour and finally went back to bed at 2.00. Woke promptly at 6.00 ready to face the day. Poor little thing, she isn’t really 100% today but then neither am I. I blame Tolkien.
on 25 July 2004 at 19:36
No, I’d blame Mr W for not taking you to see LOTR in the cinema in the first place – then this whole mess could have been avoided. Oh yes.No offence intended here, and feel free to disagree, but I’ve noticed a few times now that you seem to worry easily about herself. Though I’m sure it’s fair enough that parents are quite anxious when it’s their first child. It’s just that I wonder if these episodes where she’s bawls her eyes out (possibly mortifying you at Belgian parades) are because she know’s you guys will come running and attend to her every desire. Is that fair of me to say?
ps – I notice that you’ve joined the ‘new background’ gang also – even more cosmopolitan than before! 😉
on 25 July 2004 at 20:02
Beth, she is not a Mr. Bloom fan, particularly not with those long golden tresses…must have been something else.
Locotes, alas, we are all too conscious that we readily give in to her whim of iron. We were discussing the other day whether we could change her habit of chucking her food overboard for the hell of it. This is our new target. So far, results have been poor, much wailing (on our part) and a refusal to eat (on hers) until she has been given the wherewithal to create a dreadful mess. Will keep you posted on how the battle of wills develops. So far Princess 1: Parents 0.
Yes am v. proud of background. You should try it, go on, you know you want to..
on 25 July 2004 at 20:22
Maybe she’s an Aragorn kinda girl instead. Or Gimli even…he’d be more her size I suppose…Despite it all, I can’t help but admire herself’s innate feeling of self-worth and self-importance that any proper Corkonian feels. True, it makes your lives that smidgen more harder – but at least they’re qualities that will hold her in good stead in later life. I look forward to battle of wills updates. 😉
I had actually made a note of the code involved with backgrounds at least 6 months ago, but of course never got around to it (yet again living up to my blog name) – though I don’t know if 20six handle it easily now? I’ll have to wait until this blog-changing fuss dies down, I can’t be seen to follow the crowd. 😉
on 26 July 2004 at 12:57
Locotes, yes, I think you’re right, Gimli would be more her size and she would love that beard. Of course, she’s only half Cork, but yes, still showing through. Only changed my background because I found the option when I inadvertantly deleted my photo. But I am very proud of myself now and feel I am surfing the wave of youthful trendiness. If you had had it before it was easy to do, we would all have been very impressed but it’s too late now..
on 26 July 2004 at 13:55
Don’t worry, your youthful trendiness has always been apparent.
So there is a new option for the background. Dang. There goes my opportunity to impress you all (as you so generously pointed out) – I’ll have to find something else now. Some sort of dancing art-loving squirrel perhaps…
on 27 July 2004 at 22:46
Loc, I LIKE the dancing squirrel. Impress us.