..Sofiaisms, day thirteen..

It’s been awhile since I updated a Sofiaism post.  I figure today is as good a day as any!  I won’t lie, since finding out about the pregnancy my scorekeeping of Sofia’s sayings has taken a major hit.  It’s kind of sad, but most of the time I’m too tired to whip out my phone and jot something down.  Or I forget what it was minutes later.  The joys of preggo brain!  Never mind being brain dead at work, I’m at home too (poor kid!).  Although there are SOME advantages to being pregnant, and these include:

  • I can blame things on the baby.  Like, IT wanted another glazed donut, NOT ME!  I can’t deny my unborn.
  • No more use to suck in the gut.  Just let it hang loose.  Never felt so free!
  • Excuse to lay down at work and sleep at lunch.  Only downfall, I cannot do this at my desk.
  • Free to eat what I want, when I want.
  • Comfy mat pants (for now at least 😉 )

Anyway, I digress.  It’s been a tiring two months but starting to get some energy back now, though I tell you it’s difficult some days with an active preschooler and full time work.  By the time dinner is over and I put Sofia to sleep, I’m ready for bed myself.  I may not go to sleep right away, but the temptation is there…

Running in the park…

I just want to SCREAM!

After analyzing a razor and asking what it’s used for…

Mom, I have hair on my legs.  I’m serious!!  I do.

On bathrooms…

The big bathroom are for girls and boys.  Sometimes Daddy uses it to shower, brush his hair, and cut his nails.

On ‘monkey-rides’ or as we call them, piggyback rides…

It’s easy Mom, you just put me on your back and I say, ‘giddy up horsey!’.  Like that!  See?

..Sofiaisms, day thirteen..

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..Sofiaisms, the sickness prevails..

The last few Sofia posts (here and here) we were battling crazy colds that wouldn’t take a hike.  It seems the colds have decided to leave and a virus take over instead.  You know, because one sickness just wasn’t enough for us.  The only difference this time around is that the weather has taken a nice turn.  I mean, real nice.  July nice.

..Sofiaisms, the sickness prevails..

Yes, we have our air conditioning set up in our room already.  It’s glorious!  Of course this wonderfully warm day was the worst for Sofia.  The fever started late Saturday night and continued until early Monday morning, ranging in the 39-40 degree ranges.  It involved negotiations to take tylenol, eat popsicles, and apply a cool face cloth and she wanted nothing to do with any of these things.  It was torture trying to administer anything.  Luckily she did keep drinking water, which was vital in keeping her hydrated.  The only thing I was able to convince her to do was take a bath, until she realized the bath didn’t feel great on her skin.   Oh, and sleep as well, which is a rarity in our house.  Sofia will NEVER voluntarily take a nap or just go to bed.  Never in a million years.  It likely won’t happen again for a very long time.

IM..Sofiaisms, the sickness prevails..

A couple times on Sunday I began to wonder if she should go to the hospital. She would wake up disoriented, not knowing where she was, and would scream and cry uncontrollably.  I had to hold her tight against me, which is tough when your kid is hot like an oven (Sofia was even blowing on her skin to cool it down, she was so hot).  It was tiring and a little scary at times, for all of us.  I think even Mya was exhausted as she was unbelievably good for me on Sunday.  Oh, did I mention that Jordan worked all Sunday as well?  So it was just me and Sofia and the virus.  Fun times.

Mom, I feel like I’m melting

I will have to say, despite feeling awful, the girl didn’t forget about my promise to plant our sunflower.  Last year my Mother-In-Law gave us a sunflower pellet from The Enjoy Centre and I figured it was time to finally grow it.  On Friday I promised we would do some planting while Dad was at work on Sunday, so low-and-behold while in her feverish stupor Sofia begged to help me.  It was difficult for her to be outside for too long with the heat, but we huddled in what little shade my front lawn provided and made it work.

..Sofiaisms, the sickness prevails..

..Sofiaisms, the sickness prevails..

..Sofiaisms, the sickness prevails..

We then planted some wildflowers that will apparently produce flowers by the time Fall comes around.  One come only hope they bloom sooner, but who knows?  I’ve also had these seeds for a long time, so time will tell.  Regardless, it will be fun to take care of our plants together, she’s quite excited to see how they turn out.

..Sofiaisms, the sickness prevails..

Sick and crying..

Sometimes when you’re sick you cry

Jordan stayed home with Sofia and got to watch my little pony all day.

Asked him if he is now in love with the show…

Actually he’s in love with you!!

Who’s more fun to stay home with…

Mommy, but Daddy’s number two.

Still has her sense of humor…

I think my nose is running

Well let’s go downstairs and see if we can catch it

Oh Mom, that was funny

I’m very happy to announce that Sofia is finally coming around and feeling better.  She’s still more tired than usual and irritable  but hopefully by the weekend she’ll be back to normal again, just in time for Mother’s Day!!

..Rules of Fort Making..

I have a love-hate relationship with constructing forts. I love how it keeps Sofia occupied and happy, but some days I really dislike the logistics that come with it.

I love how it builds creativity and imagination. Sofia will construct moats over water with pillows, tunnels connecting to other fort areas, and comes up with crazy imaginative stories taking place within or around the fort. Some of the stories can become quite complicated, let me tell you! They also give her a good reason to play with other toys inside the fort, as this is something we tend to struggle with.

..Rules of Fort Making..

Then there are the times I don’t want to set one up for her. These are the reasons why…

  • Fort needs to be created roughly five minutes after waking up in the morning. No need to worry about breakfast, or even waking up, we can focus on that once the fort is complete.
  • Must be made entirely of pillows and a blanket. This includes ALL chaise lounge pillows except for the chaise lounger, even the small throw pillows.
  • A blanket shall be kept inside to keep you warm. You are not allowed to reposition this or take it away. It is an essential part to the fort.
  • The iPad must accompany said fort dweller, in case the urge to watch My Little Pony comes along.
  • It must be dark at all times in the fort. Light is not allowed. This requires pulling the blanket over corners in hopes it fulfils this rule. Only exception to rule: if watching the living room tv, you may peak through the front door.
  • Doors must be propped up. If they fall, it will be insisted upon you to fix them. Every time.
  • Beagles are prohibited. No exceptions to rule, they wreak havoc.
  • It may be insisted upon by dweller to consume all meals in said fort. Any following Beagle eating behaviour is not permitted.
  • Said fort must remain up and intact for a certain length of time (the weekend) as any destruction caused will result in a meltdown of 4 yr old proportions.

..Rules of Fort Making..

So beware, anyone who desires to start this wonderful ritual, the above rules may somewhat apply to you as well.

Don’t get me wrong, we will continue building forts for Sofia, if anything to continue the happiness that exudes from her when she’s in them.

After fixing the fallen pillow door for the tenth time in an hour…

Ugh, you ruined my tent. It was so comfy!

..Rules of Fort Making..

Designated seating when the fort is in use…

Mom, you can sit on the couch and Dad you sit on the floor. What!!?? There’s no more room!