Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Totally Hollywood and "They're baaaaack"

Today was a split theme, let's start with the "They're Baaaaack" part.

"They're Baaaaack"

Yes, my lovies were back at the doctor's office today. I'm not sure this qualifies as "out of our normal routine" anymore, but it took up half of our day, so it gets half-theme status.

I've learned, if I have any inkling that something might not be right, make an appointment, or in this case four. Despite 76 doses of amoxicillin, I wasn't convinced all ears were well.

While the percentage of under-the-weather ears improved from 62.5% to 50%, Alena got the short end of the stick with both right and left ears infected today, instead of just the left ear infection she had last week. Alysse held steady and has another 10 days of antibiotic coming her way. Two steps forward, one step back, I suppose.

Totally Hollywood

Movies are a treat in our house. So, declaring today "movie day" made Alena and Alivia just giddy.

Perhaps once every three or four weeks we'll take in a movie at home. If I'd allow it, Alena would watch three movies a day. When she gets on one of her "movie asking days" my standard response is "we can't rot your mind too much." Most of the time I'm of the opinion that there are far too many other things we can occupy our time with rather than letting little minds rot in front of the television.

The chance to watch two movies - "Charlotte's Web," Alivia's pick and "Cinderella," Alena's selection - was simply mind boggling. Add to the mix popcorn and movie candy and they literally hit the jackpot.

To bring a little drama to life, we also reenacted a scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The girls love to offer a bite of the poison apple and then give a kiss to wake Snow White. I can't even count how many times I've had to pretend bite, fall to the floor and wait for a kiss to come my way. You'd think they'd bore of it, but not yet.

The performance also includes a brief appearance by Squawky Dwarf and the absence of Drooly Dwarf, who was fixing things with his toy screw driver.

1 comment:

Gina said...

So. Adorable. Oh my gosh.

I MUST come over soon and pretend to eat an apple, then wait for a kiss to awaken me! No one could possibly ever get tired of that!