so we made our first trip to the ER last night…cohen has a severe upper respiratory infection. we had been up two nights ALL night (that’s not an exaggeration) with him, but last night (thanks to some prescription strength cough medicine) we finally got some sleep.
and it was sweet, friends. i didn’t see the clock even once between ten and nine. there was a little ‘praise the Lord’ in my spirit as i woke *grin* and more importantly, cohen is better rested and back to smiling.
in the last week i learned something about my son that i am pretty sure sets him apart from most 7 month old boys: he’s a chin man. if you pick him up and face him in towards you, he immediately grabs your ears or hair or handfuls of neck or whatever else he can get a hold of, and pulls you really close, and just GOES TO TOWN on your chin. the first time he did it, i thought perhaps the sickness was making him delirious enough to think the chin was also a milk producing organ, but then it became a habit..a quick. he attacked beth’s chin, mom’s chin, and then he started on the men…but learned quickly that his dad, uncles and grandpa all have scratchy hair there. he tried the noses next with them, but found they don’t taste too good and decided to keep his chin sucking exclusively for females.
so if you are woman and you meet cohen, watch out. he grabs hard and chews furiously. consider yourself warned.
i am going to write later and the new site is going to be up SOON! but i did want to take a moment to write an open apology to a few of my favorite readers…
i posted a blog in october that it has come to my attention was offensive to some people i know and love. i wrote the post about my feelings concerning gift giving at Christmas time. i really wrote with the sole intention of encouraginig people to set aside part of their Christmas budget for needy persons. i highlighted world vision and shared that we were giving a certain gift because i have seen with my own two eyes the good world vision does in the poorest areas in the world. i probably shouldn’t have listed what we are giving..the reason i did it specifically was because i wanted to make sure i wasn’t asking people to do something i myself wasn’t willing to do..and because i didn’t want anyone to think i was promoting world vision because of shawn’s ties. in hindsight, it wasn’t the best way to go about it. i want to specifically apologize to those in my life who have given gifts to me or received gifts from me. i did not at all mean to imply that i wasn’t thankful for or didn’t enjoy the things you had given to me with thoughtfulness and love. my feelings about Christmas and the consumerism that surrounds it, are independent of you. please know that i am sick my words hurt you and that it was NOT my intention in any way to offend you. while i was writing the blog, my thoughts were primarily about general consumerism and specifically about shawn and i and the money we spent and why. i love you all dealy and am regret that i didn’t write with the sensitivity i should have. i hope you can forgive me and charge this bad judgement to my head and not to my heart.