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Can your digestive system be bi-polar?

Standing in front of the pantry with Peyton in my arms, she’s melancholy and needing a lot of cuddles during this month’s steroids.  And food.  Lots and lots of food.  I had thought she was snoozing when I crept into the bathroom, when I heard her whispering, “huuungry, hungry, huuuuuunnnnggggrrryyyy”.

Wonder what she’s trying to tell me.

Me: Macaroni and cheese?

P: Too slow

Me: Peanut butter and jelly?

P: Too buttery

Me: Cereal?

P: Too breakfasty

Me: Apple?

R:  Too red

Me: Eggs?

P:  Too shelly

Me:  OK, really, you’ve got to get a grip, Peyton.  Pick something…anything!…and I’ll make it for you, but you have to PICK something.  (Can you see this girl ever trying to pick a prom dress?  I think I’ll start pre-medicating for THAT adventure now.)

P:  I want an apple.

Me: Great, I’ll…

P:  and some pickles….

Me: With an apple?

P:  and some of that white cheese, but it has to be cut into squares, not rectangles

Me: Anything else?

P: and an orange…and don’t forget some black olives too.

Me: All at one time?

She didn’t say a word. She just put her hands on my cheeks, looked deeply into my eyes and nodded VERY slowly.

As clear as a bell, I heard the words.

Now is not the time to mess with me, lady, just make my FOOD!

**Just in case you missed my steroid Haiku I wrote after her 1:30 AM feeding:

Crying in her sleep

I can hear the steroids rage

Comfort is my task

8 Comments on “Can your digestive system be bi-polar?”

  1. #1 Evon Mease
    on Jul 12th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Peyton is quite a special kid….but I think her Mommy is EXTREMELY special. So much patience! God bless you Anissa!

    Praying for Peyton!


  2. #2 Sarah Clapp
    on Jul 12th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I second what Evon said! Both of our are remarkable! God’s blessing to you both!

    Sarah Clapps last blog post..Fast (and Furious) Food

  3. #3 Jennifer
    on Jul 12th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Oh my…I don’t know who I feel worse for, Peyton or YOU! We are on the typical “It’s summertime, let’s drive mom crazy with a feeding frenzy” kick and none of my kids are on steroids!!! I feel for you Anissa!

    Jennifers last blog post..Brick Walls…

  4. #4 heather
    on Jul 13th, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Thank goodness my daughter is only on formula right now! You have so much patience!

    heathers last blog post..Elastic Eight

  5. #5 Elinor
    on Jul 13th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Your sense of humor is incredible. Perhaps you could consider stand up comedy. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and you are able to get away from the pantry and refrigerator for a couple of hours.

  6. #6 Queen of the Mayhem
    on Jul 13th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Poor baby! It is so hard when they don’t feel well. You know it is not their fault….but they can be SUCH a pain!!!!!

  7. #7 Crystal
    on Jul 14th, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Oh my…. you are the greatest. You have the best way with words. I love you guys! Praying that this month goes by quickly.

  8. #8 Crystal
    on Jul 14th, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Ooops… typo I meant to type week. Nothing like pushing the summer along. Hoping today is a great day at the Mayhew house. Love you guys! God Bless!