Life with the oldest sister who loves theater and fashion, a boy who has Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius, but thinks fishing and electronics rule. The most amazing middle-child-sister-aspiring artist. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum who loves littlest pet shops, American girl dolls, playdates. And one yummy baby brother who has a coarctation and bicuspid valve and thinks super heroes are the best.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Mommy-Girls will you please be my special helpers today? Alex is potty training and I need you to help me listen for him when he says he needs to go.
Ry-Sure mom!
Ellie R.- uhhuh
Maddie-(too busy with makeup)
Ellie J.- Who is Alex?

Ry- If Gator keeps having accidents on your carpet, are we going to have to give him away too?

Gator-We going home mom?
Mom-No, we need to run to the store.
Gator- I gotta go potty at home!
Mom-Argh! No, did you go potty already? Lets go into the store. (PetsMart)
Gator- I go'in on the floor like the puppies?
Mom- NO, they have a potty for people too!

Ry to my 15 year old client- Are you going to get your nose waxed too?

Ry- I am pretty hungry, what is a healthy snack that I can have? Cheese puffs, cookies, Popsicles, or some of that candy?
(in my defense the cookies are the snackwells 100 cal grasshoppers, the Popsicles are sugar free, and the candy is sugar free butterscotch, but the cheese puffs are really cheese puffs...)

Mommy- Yeah Gator you did great, you are getting to be such a big boy. You are going to get to go see the Monster Trucks!!!!!
Gator-Yeah, Awesome! (come on, what two year old uses awesome, cool, and sweet in the right context?)