Sunday, May 07, 2006

Brain Damage and Such

It's hard to believe that we will be moving across the country in a few days. It still seems like there is so much to do. I woke up this morning still feeling incredibly dizzy and nauseous. Cullen was my white knight and let me lay in bed all day long. We were supposed to go to Georgia to visit my family for a small going away/mom's birthday party. However, being that I couldn't even sit up without heaving, we had to cancel. Mom and Dad came to pick up Mikayla and take her up there to spend some quality time with the family. When she got home, she came and gave me a big hug. God I love that little girl.

Mikayla has started picking up her own type of sign language. We thought this was awesome. We could actually communicate...or so we thought! She sticks her fingers in her ears when she wants a Q-tip. If you don't drop everything that you are doing to get her a Q-tip, she will stand at your feet repeatedly sticking both of her fingers in and out of each ear with a look of pure irritation on her face. "What? Can you not understand me? You know this means Q-tip. Get your ass up!" Granny Karen bought Mik a book a little while ago that sings to her: "Three Little Monkeys Jumping On a Bed. One Fell Off and Bumped His Head." When we would sing this to her we would bump our head with our hand (I know, I know. Parents are such idiots). It was really funny. In the middle of a conversation we would just say, "MONKEY!" and Mikayla would smack her head (kids are so entertaining!). Every now and again a monkey would be on the television, a King Kong pizza commercial, or Dora's little amigo...and again with the head smacking. What's really funny about this is that she doesn't just hit her head once. She does it 4 or 5 times. Not Softly...(am I going to hell?). We started showing her pictures of babies and kittens and puppies on Google Images. Of course, we couldn't leave out the monkeys! Then, she started seeing the laptop and would start smacking her head. At first we thought that she just wanted to see more monkey pictures, but then she didn't even care to look at them. She just wanted to pound the keyboard until it looked like the fax machine on Office Space. Hmmm...smacking head equals monkey and computer. Okay. Got It. HAHAHA! Yeah right! Last week she walked up to the sliding glass door, looked out got it! She started smacking her head! We were freaking out. We thought that a gorilla had escaped from the zoo...or (even cooler) what if King Kong was hiding in the woods behind our house? No such luck. Cullen took her outside and tried to get her to show us what she was "talking" about. She pointed at the trees. Hmmm...smacking head equals monkey and computer and trees? I don't think so. I think this is just God getting back at me for playing the monkey tricks on her just to see if she would hit her head. Oh shit. Do you think that can cause brain damage?

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