Sunday, April 4, 2010

Not all suckage is bad.

I cannot lie. I am loving my time off from work. Loving it like I-need-to-find-a-rich-husband-so-I-can-be-a-SAHM kind of loving it. I've gotten to see both boy's swim classes, Rylan's music class, been available for Jaysen's school needs, and even gotten to nap. Nap! I know! So please pardon that I've been missing in action, but I've really just been focusing Enjoying myself (even though I was healing from surgery), and also doing a lot of introspection.
Snapping back to reality, I go back to work on Friday.

And I quit smoking. Again. Which sucks.
I figured now would be a good time, since I was at home on painkillers, and could just sleep when I wanted one- which is exactly what I did. It's funny though- I don't know my actual quit date, since I was so out of it. Whatever. It still sucks.

But here's something that doesn't suck...

Rylan's 3 and a half. He still has a pacifier. His "paci". He really only uses it at home while relaxing or sleeping, but when I say he uses it, he really uses it. That kid sucks on that paci harder than... well, you get the idea.

So it's time to rid him of the paci.

We decided to have a Paci Party. I got decorations and a cake, Moppi and Peepa brought in a wonderful dinner. After dinner, we helped Rylan put all of his pacis into a big manila envelope. he said he wanted to send them into outer space, so I addressed the envelope accordingly. We tied the last paci onto the string of a balloon.

After cake, we all went outside and Rylan put the package into the mailbox. Then he released the balloon and we watched as his last paci floated up, up, up, up... and got stuck in our neighbor's tree. Oh yes- stuck in the damn tree. Luckily, the tree was so high, only the adults realized what happened. As long as the kids don't look too far up, it'll be okay.

He's had a rough couple nights, but it's getting better.
I totally know the withdrawal he's going through.
We're detoxing together.
Now that's love.

The preparation:

Into the mailbox it goes:

The send off:

Running for the paci- second thought anxiety?

Oh shit...

So yay for Ry going to bed commando with no pacifier!
And yay for me for my um-teenth day of not smoking!
So now if you'll excuse me, I'll be enjoying my last 4 days of being temporarily unemployed- trying to figure out another surgical procedure to have, just so I can do this again. Except Jaysen is now on Spring Break. Ugh.


TheRextras said...

Thanks for the update!

Detox good thoughts on the way.

Joeymom said...

What a great idea! Unfortunately, I have thumb suckers. The dentist is already shopping for a new car.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Glad you've been able to "segway" this into some You time! Hope things go smoothly for you and Rylan.

Niksmom said...

Hurray for the paci party AND the no-smoking! Back to work? Well, yeah, THAT sucks. ;-)

Dana said...

That's so great!!! Congrats to both of you! ...Sooooo, where are the pics of _you_ sending your cigarettes up in a balloon? LOL ;-)

mommy~dearest said...

Dana. I can tell you're a non-smoker just by that comment. Lol.

But I'll let you "never-smokers" in on something. Every smoker, the night before they quit, becomes a rabid cigarette scarfing machine. You Have To Finish That pack. Have to. It's like your last meal before the execution.

So I smoked myself into oblivion.

Besides, pacifiers aren't $6 a pack.

Damn, I miss it...