November 10th, 2002

Roman

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We're up, Joey and I. He's having Buzz Blasts...a cereal named after Buzz Lightyear. I try to avoid buying this kind of thing, but the cereal looked okay from a nutritional standpoint and the cost was low enough. Dumb reasons. It also came with a CD, songs about Buzz...weird CD, but Joey has listened to it four or five times already.

It does bother me that his excitement is so much generated by the movies put out today and promoted heavily. He's unable to distinguish, of course, between what's real and what's advertising.

I am worried about my mouth. I definitely am going to call today.
Roman

Active tongue

I talked to Dr L. He said there isn't anything we can do about the stitching today, that it will be okay, just try to keep that part of my mouth inactive today and we'll see what's up tomorrow morning. I mentioned that I thought I worked it during the night,that my tongue got to the stitches. He said yes, I have an "active tongue". They had quite a time with this tongue during the surgeries, trying to keep it out of the way.

The things we learn about ourselves. I am a big saliva generator and I have an active tongue. I don't know if this tongue thing is a good, bad, or indifferent thing in terms of my health, but I can see it isn't helping me heal this thing. I do feel better, just having talked to the dentist.

Joey is brushing his hair, looking at himself in a hand-held mirror, quite enthralled. Not that he hasn't seen mirrors before, but I think he hasn't spent much time experimenting with moving mirrors and seeing what is to be seen in them when he moves them around. I really love watching how he learns.
Roman

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I took the boy to a show at the Performing Arts Center tonight at six. I liked having the opportunity to bring him there for a laid-back, children-welcome, audience participitation show. The show was "Franklin and Friends" and was a singing, dancing play starring a turtle, fox, bear, snail, fox, and three overactive "supervisors". There was a good-sized crowd, maybe two-thirds of the center.

I felt a little irritated at the cost of the tickets - $31 for the two of us - and having to pay the usual $4 for parking (when alone I park on the street but that was too far for the little guy to walk) - and then the cost of the goodies the troupe brought with them to sell. They had "wands", for example, light sticks with blinking lights that turn off and on and with hearts on the end of them - for $10 each. A little blinking light pin was $5. I don't even want to know how much they were getting for the Franklin videos. I didn't see any Franklin books, oddly. I really would have bought Joey a wand, knowing how much he loves making believe, but I couldn't' take that price. I did stand in line to get him a little bag of circus cookies and me a cup of hot choc, and this one time the center let us take our food inside. Everything more relaxed. At the end of the show he still had hopes that I'd get him a wand and when I told him again that ten dollars was too much, he got mad at me. He took off running. He ran around a little grass area and then I got hold of him again and we made it to the car. I carried him most of the way. He's really amenable, overall, not that difficult to work with. He hasn't learned yet that he can't have everything he wants but I think he's starting to get it.