Thursday, August 30, 2007

I've got him TRAINED!

Allow me to set the scene.

Last night. We're just finishing dinner. DD has already gone to start brushing her teeth. DH is standing by the sink finishing his soda. I'm sitting at my spot at the table finishing my soda. We're chatting.

Rather suddenly, I belched. (Not really that unusual as I was drinking soda.)

DH says "Excuse Me" (not "Excuse YOU", but "Excuse Me") then takes another guzzle of his soda, completely oblivious to the fact that he hadn't actually belched.

I look at him and say "EXCUSE ME!" At which point he realized what he'd assumed & what he'd said. LOL

Still sounds somewhat comical, but dang was it funny last night. At that point I thought, well... yeah, I've got him trained and I wasn't even trying on this aspect! LOL

Just had to share.


FWIW, the kiddo seems to be coming down with a cold. *sigh* I was hoping to prevent colds this year with regular, hefty usage of vit-c (losenges when necessary, in food form when possible), of Apple Cider Vinegar (also refered to as ACV) & honey "tea", and enough sleep. Seems that in DD's case, I may not be successful. Yesterday afternoon she complained of feeling a bit yucky, and this morning she was sounding kind of stuffy. Along with her breakfast (a banana-berry smoothie and a piece of corn-bread, buttered), I gave her a mug of my ACV tea, a dose of Pediacare long-lasting cold med, and 3 vit-c losenges (one for now, 2 for later in the day). Sent her to school with a travel pkg of kleenex as well (since she won't carry hankies). I hope I can head it off. I'll make her more ACV tea tonight, and I'm going to make my chili (dinner tonight) extra garlicy. That combo of lots of C, ACV tea, and garlic has stood me well in the last couple of years. I've only had 1 cold in the last 2 years.

She does seem to be enjoying school, though. Other than one little problem last week with her least favorite class-mate, everything else seems to be going well. She's walked to school every day except the first. And I'll be taking her tomorrow (as I'm going in to volunteer in the library in the morning, for my first time). She's also been swimming at the local pool 5 times in the last 2 weeks. She may go swimming one more time this week, if she's lucky.

DD's hockey season starts Sept. 11th with her first practice. We're tossing around ideas & possibilities for getting DD to & from practice on days DH has to work late (or when it's up at the U. at 5:30 pm). She's looking forward to it, though it appears she'll be one of 3 goalies on her team this year. They're going to have her play the position at the first few games, but in practice she'll be splitting goal-tending time with 2 other girls, at least initially. One of the girls is new to our team this year (though DD played on the same team as her 3 years ago) and played goalie exclusively last year. The other girl is one of DD's teammates from last year who wants to give goalie a try this year but may not like it (she's rather..... "retiring"). We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, primarily an update for Mom & Sis on their granddaughter/niece, but I know my friends will generally be as interested in my kiddo as I am in theirs.

Have a Blessed Day!


barefoot gardener said...

You should be so proud that you have DH trained so well! My DH comes from an older vintage, so it's a little tougher for me to train him properly.

My DD starts school next week. It will be interesting to see how things go.

Em said...

LOL...funny how husbands can be so well trained sometimes. Good luck with the new hockey season. And I hope the cold passes quickly.

I completed the meme you tagged me with..thanks for the chance to have fun with that one.

Tori_Z said...

Nice job training DH! LOL!

Sometimes, no matter what you do, you can't keep those colds away. I usually end up with one bad one each season. Though, with various teas and a better diet I have managed to calm them down a LOT. I used to end up in bed for three weeks or more. Esoecially with my winter cold. Now though, I can get up and do stuff when I'm sick. By the way, thanks for posting on my blog about the ACV tea. It helped a LOT! :)

peppylady said...

Today I read about butt and now I read about belching both gave me a good chuckle.