Friday, November 7, 2008

Compliments & Compromises

The other morning my son climbed into our bed (way too early) and started snuggling with me. I love that! Then he said, "Mommy, you're beautiful." My heart melted. Then he asked, "Mommy, was that a compliment or a compromise?" I laughed, then tried to explain the difference to him (again). Well that afternoon we're in the car and I have some peanut m&m's. He asked for some and here's how the conversation went:

Latte: "Mommy, can I have some m&m's please?"
Me: "Sure honey. How old are you?" (see, this leads into, you're 3 so you can have 3 m&m's)
Latte: "Umm..5!" (he obviously is wise to my ways)
Me: "No honey, you're only 3."
Latte: "But can I have 5?"
(This is where I think, Oh! I can teach him about compromising.)
Me: "Remember how Mommy was telling you about a compromise? Well if I want you to have 3 and you want to have 5, what's in the middle?"
Latte: "A Peanut!!!"

It was so funny!
This morning I was trying out the new "be a little independent" trick with his juice and cereal. Except that last night he got in our bed around 4:00 and ended up sleeping there until 9:00. Then I was rested and happy. I'll try it again tomorrow.

I finally have some information about my next cardiology appointment. I will go to the hospital on Nov. 18th to have a procedure done called a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE). It's like an ultrasound from the inside. They insert a tube down your throat with a transducer at the end and that way they can get very close to your heart and get great images. My doctor has been waiting for the hospital to get the equipment in and this has been postponed a couple times the last 2 months. I'll meet with my cardiologist on Dec. 1st to get the results and see what he recommends as far as surgery. I hate all the waiting and wondering.


Davisix said...

Hahahah....that Latte of yours if one funny little man! Love it!

OK, you will be keeping us posted on your doctor's visit. OK? I'll be praying.

Ashley Griffin said...

we will be praying for your DR visit!

McCrakensx4 said...

I used the same age theory as you..get get the number of your age. Now that they are older,it doesn't work so well anymore! Praying that your Dr. appt goes well. :)

Momma_Hug@Traveling Treasures said...

Latte is very clever! Funny too!
Keep us updated on your Dr. visit. We will be praying for you.

Keli said...

That was hilarious!! Mr. Smarty! I love it! I'll be praying for you and your heart! : ) xoxo