Sunday, December 26, 2010

everything can be related to star wars. even for a 4 year old.

I was driving Nile to LeMars to meet my parents today.  He will be staying with them all week while we are in the hospital with Adeline.  I was telling him that it was time for the doctors to make Adeline's head a circle.  He asked if Dr. Schneider (my OBGYN) was going to be there, and I said no.  So he asked what Adeline's doctors names were.  I said, "Well, one of them is Dr. Miller."  He became excited, "Really? That's Obi-Wan Kenobi's middle name!" I said, "Really? He's Obi-Wan Kenobi Miller?" "Yep!", he said.  "Who's the other doctor?" I said, "Dr. Puccioni."  And of course, he became even more excited and replied, "NO WAY! That's R2D2's middle name! R2D2 Pusoni!"  Thank you, daddy, for making my son a Star Wars geek.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

form and function

Aaron and I have been trying to get Nile to turn his underwear around all day...he put it on backwards this morning. He finally set us straight, "As long as my penis is in the front, it doesn't really matter". So I guess he's right, again.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

the true meaning of Christmas

Nile can't wait to open the Christmas cards that we get in the mail each day...but today he threw the last one on the coffee table and said, 'Geez, everybody's forgettin' to put dollars in them!'

Monday, December 13, 2010

his definition of craniosynostosis

I decided to get a feel for how Nile was doing with his sister's diagnosis.  He hasn't shown many signs of being affected by it.  He is starved for attention at times, but that has been the case since Adeline was born. It seems he is constantly touching or kissing her head, but I guess I am too.  And there has been a few occasions (even many months ago) where he will randomly tell someone, "There's nothing wrong with her head.  It's just fine.  It will fix all by itself." So I vaguely told him that Adeline's doctors are going to fix her head.  He barely looked up from his Leapster and said, "I know, her head's an oval and it's sposed to be a circle."  And that was it.  Plain and simple.  I couldn't have explained it better myself.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

lookin' out for little sis

Nile told me that Adeline needed to play somewhere else tonight. He didn't want her to hear the naughty words his trains were saying as he was playing with them. So comforting to know that he's always looking out for her.