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"I'm noddin' my head like 'Yeah'..."

{...things on thursday}

Holy hell, my allergies are insane. I just took two Benedryl, so I had better type fast. Please excuse me if this disintegrates into incoherent rambling.

Actually, I should be fine. That's pretty much my norm.

Sadly, mucous has been a focal point of our week. PJ has been fighting some sort of upper-respiratory...thing, and the Nosefrida (it only seems gross until you try it. Then it's awesome.) has been getting a workout. The poor dude hasn't been sleeping well but, despite that, has been in a good mood all week and, as far as I know, has been having a good week at school. We even had a trip to the dentist that went very well! PJ cried a bit, but was such a good boy! His teeth were proclaimed to be in great shape, all of his molar are FINALLY in (No! More! Teething!), and his good behavior earned PJ a new set of Thomas the Train socks!

Damn it. So Sleepy.

I don't know if it's related to his feeling under the weather, but PJ has been off the wall the past few nights! It's similar (but thankfully not nearly as bad) to when he first started school. He would come home and act like a screaming banshee the rest of the night! The behavior seems to go along with when he's feeling out of sorts in some way, like a new schedule or a stuffy nose, so my hope is that when the flow of snot subsides, so will his after school nonsense!

Lastly, and because the Benedryl has clearly set in, I have to share the thing that gave me the laugh of the century this week. If you've seen the internet meme of the goats that scream like people, you should have expected someone to one-up it in as epic a fashion as this:



Holy crap, the Miley Cyrus "Yeah!" literally made me cry, I was laughing so hard! The bad part is that I have had the Taylor Swift song stuck in my head all week, accompanied by screaming goats.

Yawn. Sniffle. meeeeehh. Stupid allergies.

Time for bed. :-)

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