Saturday, October 13, 2012

All She Wants For Christmas Are Her Two Front Teeth

I experienced a definite first 2 days ago in the adventures of motherhood.
Marvel and Ladybug were having a playdate with their cousin. The 3 of them were having a grand old time. Enjoying each other's company, all that jazz. When all the sudden, I hear blood curdling screams. I ran to see what was wrong and Ladybug was in hysterics. Her and Marvel hit heads SUPER hard. She started freaking out even more when she realized there was blood coming out of her mouth. I had her open her mouth for me and that's when I just sat there and was like... What do I do right now?

First of all, I didn't even think her tooth was loose! Second, this is NOT what I was expecting at all!

All I could say to her was, "where'd your tooth go?"
That was NOT the right thing to say. She didn't even know her tooth was gone! At first I thought she could have swallowed it. I proceeded to check the back of Marvel's head... Just to be sure. Then we searched all over the floor for it. Our little cousin friend ended up finding it.

Ladybug was a mess. She was certain the world was ending until I looked at her and said "Well... You know who's coming now, don't you?" She instantly got this huge blood filled grin on her face and gave the funniest little giggle I've ever heard come out of her. This was when she realized loosing a tooth was the best thing that could have happened to her.

After the initial shock of her missing tooth, she let me look in her mouth again. One tooth and a cut lip later, I discovered her other front tooth is now pretty loose. Therefore, by Christmas, we're going to have a two front teeth-less little Ladybug.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Trials And Tribulations

"Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope."--James E. Faust
Seeing people you care about going through trials is a hard thing. Their trials can very well effect you and become a trial of your own in a way. When I endure trials that of which are not my own, I feel helpless. I don't know how to comfort the people I care about. Numerous people have been coming to me with their problems lately, and I feel like I'm no help at all. I feel sorrow and sympathy, but just saying "I'm Sorry" doesn't help.
I overcame some huge trials in my life a couple years ago. I've been problem free for the past two and a half years, and now all the sudden, so many things are crashing down on me, and I want to help everyone.
Some of these problems are reminding me of my own things that I've already overcome. Having to go through it again is making me uneasy to be honest. These are things I never thought I'd have to experience twice, but it's currently happening again.
It does help to know that I did get through it once, so I can do it again. I'm much more experienced and mature in life than I was when I was going through my challenges in the first place. I have a much bigger support system too.
Getting through the hard times in life is possible. All I can say is that you always need to see the positive in things in life no matter how small they may be. It gives you a much better attitude. (and helps you from going bonkers) I just keep telling myself over and over, "This too shall pass" because I'm right, it will pass and I will overcome it.