Monday, March 17, 2008

An Award and Paranoid Parenting



So, I have now officially been blogging for a year and I have seen other bloggers get little awards on their blogs, but never really understood what they meant or where they came from. But, now it's my turn! I was so excited to see that I had been given the "You Make The World A Better Place" Award by M at the Contents of My Heart. Thanks so much, M! I was very surprised. The cool thing about M is that she lives just one town over from me and is expecting a referral for a Kyrgyz princess very soon! AP will have a friend very close to her with so much in common. I can't wait for that referral.

So, having received the award, I am to pass it on to 5 others that make the world a better place. There are so many blogs I read that are so much more deserving than me, but alas there are only 5 to pass along, so here goes:





and My Sister at My Little Bliss


On to the paranoid parenting part of the post. This is where I slept last night.

Yes, in the floor right next to the scary giant Dora. I slept there b/c my friend called late in the evening last night to let us know that her daughter (AP's friend) was throwing up everywhere. AP had literally spent the entire day Sunday with her. So, I was so afraid that AP would get sick and I wouldn't hear it or I would hear it on the monitor and she would choke before I got there. She was so comfy in her bed already that I just decided to camp out on her floor all night. Thankfully, we both slept well and AP didn't get sick!

8 comments:

Maria said...

See!! That's why you got the award -- you DO make the world a better place, especiallly for your children!!!

Jackie said...

Congrats on your award! You are such a wonderful blogger (I really must get on the ball myself) and I enjoy following your stories and your cutie pie kiddos.

So glad that AP is feeling fine.

Tapsalteerie said...

Thanks :) I think you make the world a better place too :) especially since you're willing to join the ranks of paranoid mothers who sleep on the floors of their children's rooms just in case. I've been there but you get extra points for the scary Dora doll ;)

Tapsalteerie said...

Thanks :) I think you make the world a better place too :) especially since you're willing to join the ranks of paranoid mothers who sleep on the floors of their children's rooms just in case. I've been there but you get extra points for the scary Dora doll ;)

Madelyn's Mommy said...

You do make the world a better place!

I am that paranoid too! I would have done the same thing.

Andrea

Nathan, Amanda, Violet & Anara said...

I have definitely been there. I never get sleep though because I hear every movement. I am glad that AP isn't sick!

Amanda

smileysk8 said...

Wow! Thanks so much. I feel very unworthy of this award but honored to receive it. I would have to agree with tapsalteerie and say that you do make the world a better place. God bless you and your family!
~Holly <><

Gen 's Family Story said...

I am the same way!!! I'm even paranoid about sids at this point when I watch our Phoebe sleep, she is a tummy sleeper, flips over even though we put her on her back and those darn crib rails. 3 times I've caught her stuck between them. I do not deserve your award, we have been so crabby lately & you can see it in my posts because of the increase in trip length, all we keep telling ourselves is we will all be together soon! And is it is much finer weather here than at home. We miss M soooo much!!!