Tuesday, September 16, 2008

High & dry

So, we came through 36 hours of monsoonish weather (weird weather system of its own accord + Ike remnants = YIKES; have you seen pictures of the flooding in Chicago?) unscathed. I made repeated trips to the basement to look for evidence of seepage and did not find any. Yay! This is particularly important right now, when so many of our lifetime acquisitions are strewn about on the basement floor. Even a little dampness could have had consequences.

Yesterday was our 7-year wedding anniversary. (I asked Chad whether he feels itchy, but he either didn't get the joke, or was playing dumb. Hmmm... I wonder what that means???) To celebrate, I took Liam to the doctor to have his bum issues looked into, because friends: it happened again. I was pretty apprehensive about the whole thing, and was sort of winging it; I didn't know how soon to tell Liam he was going to the doctor, or if I should tell him why we were going, or any of that good stuff. But in the end, all was well. Liam went along with everything I asked of him, without complaint; even when the doctor pulled his pants down to take a peek. She thinks he may just be a little constipated, so she prescribed him a daily dose of laxative, but after assuring me that it isn't a habit-forming drug, I read the box at the pharmacy on my lunch hour today and it says right there that it may be habit-forming. Sigh. I think I will hold off on giving it to him, and wait and see what happens.

Anyway, Chad and I did get some time together. We went out for dinner and then ran some errands without the kids, but those errands were: buying shoes for the kids, buying socks for the kids, and looking for Halloween costume components with which we want to impress the kids. So somehow, it turned into a night all about them, anyway. Then we went home, put them to bed, and unpacked ten more boxes while we watched The Hills, since Kitchen Guy showed up again yesterday and made some headway (though it must be said that there is still one issue outstanding). The traditional gift list says copper is the material of choice for the 7th anniversary, and so we gave each other a copper portico with a house attached to it, and called it a day.

It was nice to have a bit of time together yesterday, because Chad heads out of town today and I leave later this week... like ships passing in the night.


Dawn said...

oh good God, it did NOT happen again! UGH! I didn't want to say it the first go round, but a friend's child had to have a procedure done to hold it in place.......not to scare you, but be watchful.

As for it being just constipation. What script did they give you? I am the constipation queen, resident guru, Sheeba of Shit, sorry......had to.

Noah was prescribed lactulose, we mix it with juice or milk. It's supposed to be taken daily, but I haven't used it in ages........but probably should start again!

Happy Anniversary.....glad your basement stayed dry!!!!!