Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Return of Scary Dog

When Finn was 15 months old, a friend of his gave him a stuffed dog for a Christmas present.  This is the dog that the Grinch puts antlers on and uses to pull his sleigh.  Finn was absolutely terrified of this dog.  When he found out we hid it in the garage with the other Christmas decorations he refused to step foot in the garage.  One day I decided to play a trick on Finn and just put Scary Dog in the den on the coffee table just to see if Finn would notice.  Well . . . he did and his reaction was of stark terror.  He started to shake all over and then screamed.  He was truly terrified of this dog.  After that I decided to hide Scary Dog and never mention him again  . . . that is until I ran across him while cleaning out the garage. I brought him in the house and showed him to Finn where they became fast friends.  Finn has not let Scary Dog out of his sight.  In fact he took him to school this morning.

We have had a rather odd week.  As previously mentioned Sam came down with "Hand, Mouth and Foot."  In order to insure that Finn did not catch this rather miserable virus, Finn went to stay with Gran Thursday night and then went to stay with Grandad and Gigi Friday night.  One good thing about sick Sam is that he sleeps like a bear.  He went to bed on Thursday night at 7:30 and didn't wake up until 10:30 the next morning.  He then turned around and took a three (3) hour nap.

When he got up he was ready to eat - and eat he did - all the way back into the previous week. He was so hungry that we didn't make it to the table - the high chair tray came to him.

While Sam was at home sleeping it up - Finn was at the Tullahoma High School Football game living it up.  Finn is going to be in the 2013 Homecoming Court so Grandad and Gigi took him to the field to familiarize himself with the process.


On Grandad and Gigi brought Finn back to our house.  Then they sat with both boys while Michael and I attended a wedding in Charlotte, TN.

Since Sam was still all blistery and pustuley on Sunday we knew they wouldn't let him into the nursery.  I kept both boys home with me while Michael went to Sunday School.  Sam was very fussy and his fits earned him timeout on several occasions.  On one such occasion Finn turned to me and said, "Let's just get rid of him."  He said it as though it was time to throw out an old sock.

Monday was Labor Day.  For the most part we stayed home all day together.  Gran came over for hamburgers later in the evening. 

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