Well… do you think Elizabeth cooperated? NOPE!! My normally sweet, loving, amazing baby, screamed for a full hour at the store!! Finally no one (including myself) could take another second of it bouncing off the walls in this place of business. So, after printing the 1099’s and starting the printing of the W2’s I left Amy to finish them so I could come home and see to Elizabeth’s needs. Now to be honest, a lot of Elizabeth’s problem is that she’s very sheltered. Joey was SO sick for SO long I keep her closed up in the house safe from germs. I know it will bite me in the butt when she starts pre-school with few immunities, but if she doesn’t get RSV even one time it’s totally worth it to me!! It’s worth mentioning here that by her age Joey had already had 3 major surgeries and was only about 2 months away from his first battle with RSV and what would become the first of many hospitalizations. Add to that she’s at “that age” and what do you get? Stranger anxiety in a MAJOR way!! To her, a stranger is anyone she hasn’t seen in 5 minutes. She most of the time flat refuses to have anything to do with my sister-in-law which is awful because Amy loves her so much and Elizabeth just won’t have it. Friday she sat with Amy for quite a while. That is truly a very first.
Yesterday? Nope, it was my brother or myself or no one and Heaven help you if you looked at her and she didn’t know you! Even my dad couldn’t calm her down. Usually she’ll go to my mom or dad even in the most extreme circumstances, yesterday? NOPE!! I think the only reason she went to my brother is because he maybe reminds her of Joe. I will also in fairness to my princess, add she is cutting a very stubborn tooth. It’s been trying to come through since before Christmas!! It looked to have stopped trying for about a two week stretch. Her gum swelling went down and she cut back on the amount of time her fingers were in her mouth. Yesterday it was back to trying to come through and with a vengeance!! The gum is hugely swollen and you can actually feel the tooth under the skin where before it was just swelling. I think she was just truly, all around, miserable yesterday.
So, today I am on my way back down there to once again try to complete the year end tasks. With a little luck we will get the reports done today and everything in the mail and I won’t have to worry about it anymore for 3 full months! YAY ME!! It’s a hard one to take pictures of but while I’m down there I’ll try to get one of the office at the least! So, that’s my “tackle” to complete this paperwork and get it in the mail with one day to spare! Wish me luck, Elizabeth’s still sleeping and I’m off to the shower. Knowing her she’ll wake up just as I lather up my hair, so please pray she wakes up in a good mood and if not a good mood, at the very least a cooperative mood! I really just need a couple of hours!! ;o)