Monday, January 22, 2007

Pet Peave

I have been pretty bad about making sure that there is an article each day here on the blog. That said, I am here at the computer now so everyone should have something to read very shortly.

It was a pretty uneventful weekend. We have yet to hear anything from the doctor in Italy. We are expecting a phone call any day now but we have gotten used to the wait. It is just hard because we were hoping to go in mid-October, then early November, then maybe in December, then we had our hopes up for January. Now that we are in January we just want to hop on the plane and go to Italy.

Now, on to something different. My wife and I went to Sam's club yesterday when her parents were watching Parker. We are always very aware of our surroundings and whenever we hear someone cough, sneeze or sniffle we make sure to stay clear of them. But I was absolutely shocked yesterday when we were strolling through the aisle and person after person would cough near you without covering their mouth with their arm. It was absolutely disgusting. I am sorry immunodeficient child or not, if you have to cough or sneeze, you cover your mouth. It is only right. I felt like I was in a mine field. Each time I walked by someone I was afraid that they were going to hack on me.

On a similar note, I am sure that most of you are aware that most germs are passed on because someone who is sick has touched something and transferred their germs to that object. Well, anytime I go to the grocery store I am always aware that there could be quite a few germs on the handle for the cart that I am pushing. As a result, I make sure never to touch my face while I am in the store as I want to decrease the chances of transferring germs from the cart handle to my hands and then to my face. I mention this because I was at a Sobey's the other day and they had wipes for cleaning off the cart handle at the entrance. I thought it was an absolutely wonderful idea. That would decrease the chances of germ transfer quite a bit. I was hoping that all Sobey's had adopted this but when I went to another Sobey's in the area, I was disappointed that they did not.

I guess I should mention something about Parker today. He loves Cream of Wheat with cinnamon, brown sugars and apple sauce. Whenever daddy gets up in the morning with Parker we always have Cream of Wheat together. We love it. Yummy!

Parker is starting to stand without support and we are hoping that he masters this in the next week or so. As I know this is the step before walking. I know the little monkey is strong and smart but I would not mind seeing him take his first steps before we go to Italy.

We are heading to Sick Kid's tomorrow as we normally do on Tuesday but this time Parker has to get some blood work done to check his lymphocyte levels. We are hoping that this will be his last blood test before going to Italy.


Auntie Christini said...

Dear Parky,

I know it's hard to keep waiting for an answer from Italy, but hang in there sweetie! I know you'll get an answer soon and be all better before you know it. You're such a tough kid.

I'm sure you can't wait to walk! Mom and dad will love chasing after you, esp. when that walk to turns into a run!

Miss you lots and lots,
Love Auntie Christini xo

Natalie said...

Hello My Little Parker Pants,

I hope that you get a phone call from Italy soon little one! I keep hoping to hear your news that you will be going I said before the sooner you go the sooner you will get back...and I can't wait to have you back home with us! By that time you will be running and walking circles around everyone!

Have a great day little man!

Lots of love,
Auntie Natalie xoxox

nonna said...

Hey Parker,

We are all very anxious to get that important phone call. It's not that we want you to leave Parker, but that we want to celabrate your return.
We are so looking forward to having our Big Guy come home from his Italy adventure.
Parker just between you and I, I know that you are going to be running around before long with your Daddy and Mommy chasing after you.

Stay Strong Big Guy.

Love you tons

Nonno & Nonna

Elizabeth said...

Hi Parker darling,

I know what your daddy means when he says that his pet peeve is people coughing all over the place, not even trying to cover up their mouths! I hate that too - with a passion. Too many mommies and daddies don't teach their children to cover their mouths when they cough and they grow up to be adults that don't do that!

I know that your mommy and daddy will teach you to do many things - one will be to cover your mouth when you cough! :)

I'm glad you are starting to stand on your own - before you know it, you'll be in Italy, standing around and learning some Italian! :)

Talk to you soon,
Elizabeth & Calder

Uncle Mikey said...

Hey Parker,

I'm sure you'll be running around Italy before you know it!! We all can't wait for your healthy return.

Love you tons and tons,
Uncle Mikey