Thursday, May 14, 2009

Twerplet Injection

Good morning! After two days of technical neuroblastoma rants I figured I had probably give an update on the fam before I received a slew of angry email from our loyal twerplet followers. First, you should know that, as of this very moment, everyone is healthy. I do not know what tomorrow will bring but, considering the fact that they have been rather dedicated to dipping themselves into a 76 degree swimming pool, I honestly have no idea of how long that will hold. So, let's begin with what we know now.

Ainsley - Well Ainsley is apparently on a diet. I don't know what has gotten into her but her appetite has undergone a drastic change. In fact, I really don't know when she eats. I am hoping that she is really wolfing down her lunch because what I see at breakfast and dinner is unimpressive. I have grown tired of cooking foods that she does not eat. Now, you may be thinking that we are feeding her something she does not like. Nope! In fact, with the exception of one meal we have had in the last two weeks, all of the meals have been ones that she has previously cleaned her plate. She has even refused to eat her bananas or her eggs in the morning - 2 staples that she has always eaten. I have watched all of the kids go through episodes like this so I am not too concerned but it is something we are watching. It is a bit alarming when the carrot of candy can't seem to keep her motivated to eat. I think this is just a momentary spell in twerphood but we are watching. Outside of that she is a champ - completely and utterly normal for her. She is doing great at school and at home.

Sydney - Sydney has been the busiest of all. In fact, yesterday she had another crown placed on one of her baby teeth. You may recall that these were due more to the structure of her teeth and less to do with brushing. Although, if I am being totally honest, the child does need to be a better brusher. Everyone at the dentist was amazed at her calm composure and her ability to calmly go through the procedure. I, on the other hand, was not so impressed. I guess I have become complacent with her extraordinary tolerance. It is a pretty amazing trait and when I really think about it, it is pretty impressive. Her ability to stay calm, cool, and collected when it comes to many things is developed well beyond even my own. There is a relaxedness about her that absolutely fills the room.

On the other hand, she had difficulty with one of the new kicks that she was learning at Tae Kwon Do. For once, Graham was able to pick up something more quickly that she and it sent her into a free fall. There were tears and she tried, politely, to quit trying. If I am being honest, I love opportunities like this. This is the training ground and the exact reason we signed her up for Tae Kwon Do. We want her to learn that you can't be perfect at everything on your first try. I want her to know, though, as long as she keeps trying she can accomplish anything she sets her mind too. It is only when she fails at learning this important lesson that we get to address it and help her get through it. So, if I am being honest, I like it when she fails. This is when we have the opportunity to face it and to learn from it. It is these experiences that will help her get through the rest of her life.

Graham - What can I say about Graham? Graham is probably the hardest for me to write about. You see, I always write about what is different. You know, what exploded today, what emergency, what ridiculous event transpired. That is generally not Graham. He is my consistent one. Nothing ever shocks me about Graham. He is the most kind hearted little person I have ever met. I have never seen anyone try harder at being good. I put nothing past him and I can always guarantee that he will give his absolute all to whatever he does. Day to day there aren't many surprises with or in his life. It is because of this that I do not think he gets the coverage in my diary that he deserves. I don't want, however, his incredible contributions to go unnoticed. He is an incredible wonderful little boy. He is my dudely - my little hero. I live him with all of my heart. He is a keeper.

So, there you go - a twerplet recap.

I love my purpii.

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