People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, March 7, 2010

In Ducky Heaven

Some of you may remember the beloved (abominable in my opinion) "ducky blanket". She attached herself to it when she was just a baby. I have let this abomination go on too long. It has distorted her teeth and caused her lips to suffer chapiness insufferably. It has probably caused it's share of sickness and it stinks intolerably even after it has been washed. What a bad hygienist I am. Give me a break....I haven't worked steadily in a year and a half. But it has been easier to let her have it than to take it away and have her crying at night, crying in the car, crying when she's disciplined, you get the picture.

Well I decided to bite the bullet. So I made a call to the "Blanket Fairy" and arranged for her to come and get Regan's ducky blanket. I explained all of this a few days leading up to this and she was not happy at first. One time she said she was going to find the Blanket Fairy and kill her. Wow, strong words for a little girl to be speaking.

Anyway, the night she was to come Regan understood what was going to happen. In exchange for her blanket, the fairy brought Regan a pretend doctor kit. She loved and played with that thing all day yesterday. Last night Regan had a more difficult time accepting that her ducky blanket was really gone. Tears were shed(plenty of them). Abominations were directed at the blanket fairy. Why, oh why was the blanket fairy so naughty?!? (sob sob) The ducky blanket wanted to be back in her life!!! (scream scream) She wanted to give it a hug and a kiss right now!! (bawl bawl)

I explained that the blanket fairy comes when the blankets are hurting the kids teeth and lips.
"But mama, my ducky blanket always climbed into my mouth. If it says sorry and gives me a hug and a kiss, can it come back into my life?"
"No, I'm sorry. I don't know where she took your blanket."
"But my ducky blanket wants to say sorry and it won't climb into my mouth ever again!! I can't go to sleep without my ducky blanket!!"

On and on this went. During the night she woke up and cried for her blanket. Today she has been asking for it. If she didn't put it in her mouth it wouldn't really be an issue, but alas so it is and so it must be.

On to other news...Sophie is still crazy as ever. One morning she nabbed Jason's shoes and this is how I found her. So funny. I just love her wild, crazy, untamable hair (gel helps a little). She is very independent and has to do everything "my big-girl self". Regan started saying that when she was smaller and Sophie picked it up. My mom made these cute Sunday clothes for the girls for Christmas and I had to post a picture of them for her. Everyone at church loved them. My mom is very talented.

This is my new love. I was down in St. George and stopped at D.I. and found this beauty. It is solid wood, very sturdy, and very comfortable. I am going to re-finish it and it will look awesome. The only problem is that it's in SG and I'm in SLC. No good.
I really don't have room for this in my apt. So I'm either going to sell it to make some moolah, or keep it and sell my glider. I'm leaning towards the latter.

Hope you guys are having a wonderful March!


Amber S said...

Thanks for sharing your cute stories.

Catherine said...

I know that Ducky blanket all too well because Regan and I are tight, yo, so she would talk about it all the time or have it with her when I would babysit. I'm proud of you for biting the bullet.

I LOVE Sophie's crazy hair and your awesome new chair. Can't wait to see the finished product!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

I have been wondering how that has been going! Hopefully it will get easier and eventually forget about it(not likely:). All the things she says are so funny! I love that you never know what is going to come out of that girls mounth:) LOVE Sophies hair! I love her because you never know what she is going to DO! haha.

Becky and the Boys said...

Kyler has been sucking his thumb since he was 4 months old. His right thumb is callused, and the dentist asked if he was a thumb sucker the first time she looked in his mouth... But it relieved him of much misery and wo, so I let it continue (also cause I didn't know how to stop it). Then a while back I mentioned that he couldn't go to school (meaning this coming fall) because he sucks him thumb. He stopped! I didn't even realize it for a couple of weeks, but he's stopped, somehow. He puts his fingers in his mouth occasionally, but I can live with that. Awesome chair! Are you going to reupholster it? I need to learn to do that!


That has got to be so much harder then taking a binki, but good idea with the blanket fairy. Your girls are adorable and I love the chair. D.I is my favorite store for that kind of stuff. I always try to find things I can bring home, refinish and make look awesome, it's so much fun! Be sure to take some after pictures so we can see the outcome. Hope all is well, take care!

Skousen Seven said...

I am so glad the blanky fairy came to your house, sorry for Reggie, but it will be better in the end!! Did you save one of them, just for when she's older and you can tell her the story?
I love Sophie's hair!! She reminds me of when you were that age! I can still see you and Kandra climbing all over Dave and me getting really mad at you two! Course Dave didn't mind, he loved you two, he was a very patient guy!!
Take pictures of the chair, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

The Colvins said...

Kristal--Regan is so funny! Those comments are halarious! That's got to be rough getting rid of the blanky though. I remember trying to get Jackson off the bottle when he was 2 1/2--not fun! BTW--what did you do with the blanket? Trash it or burn it?

bdrain said...

I had four thumbsuckers and I totally understand your frustration. At least you can take away the blanket, I couldn't cut off my kids thumbs.

Kelly said...

I should've read your blog a little sooner :) Glad to know we're both in the same boat taking away our daughters' only happiness! :)

Reagan is so stinkin' funny! Sopher too.
That chair IS very cool and you will do awesome things with it.

Also - Happy Freakin' Birthday! And I'm so sorry about your dad. What a lovely tribute to him. All will be well.

Brandi said...

Oh MY,goodness, I could not stop laughing at SOPHIE's darling, HILARIOUS expression on her face wearing Jason's shoes on her hands! Love it a billion times over! I am so sorry I didn't call you on your birthday, I thought about you, but never put the thoughts to AcTIONS, boy I need to work on that- Never Suppress a feeling to do something kind! Love ya girl! Hope you are doing better now:)