Vivian: Every eye is a good one, except for if it's blind.
Me: Uh, right. That would be a challenge, to live without eyes that worked, huh?
(Discussion follows about being grateful for what we have.)
Me: Even people who are blind have lots of things to be grateful for.
Vivian: Like a loving family.
Me: Yep. I'd choose a loving family over eyes that worked for sure.
Vivian: But you'd choose a loving family AND eyes that worked, right?
Me: Well, yes, if I could.
(Viv thinks for a moment.)
Vivian: Mom, I have to poop.
I'm inching my way back to blog activity. I feel as though I've been treading water with my nose barely poking up for air for a while. We've been sick forrrrrreeeeeeeverrrrrrrrr (stomach bug horribleness for 12 days, cold after cold after cold - we missed Thanksgiving ENTIRELY this year) and I'm trying to get Christmas all wrapped up in the next day before we head to Mom and Dad's for the holiday. But I do believe I will make it.
And, oh yeah, I'm pregnant for those who missed the news. The accompanying exhaustion and sickness has really slowed me down in the last two months-ish, so add that to the mix of complaints... The last little Rice will arrive sometime in July. The due date is July 19 but with this being the fifth c-section and all, it will probably be scheduled for a week or two before that.
So that's that. I'm back!