tERkey with an ER

Yep, I spelled turkey with an ER because that is where I ended my Thanksgiving day. I just got back from my first visit to the ER in my 4 years of living and I would like to make that my last visit.

So here’s what happened. I was playing at my house and being silly by sticking my tongue out and I hit my chin on the top of my couch and bit my tongue in the middle. While that doesn’t seem like such a big deal understand that the cut was about a tooth and a half wide (approx 1/4″) and about 1/8″ deep at an angle. I cried  very little and kept talking a lot so my folks thought I was okay. They Googled tongue cuts and most of them said that the tongue heals fast and that unless it was gaping or bigger than 1/2″ no stitches were typically required. At the time, my cut didn’t seem to be gaping so they figured I would be okay.

Mommy went off to work a little while later and daddy was curious how my cut looked so I showed him. He began to get a little concerned because it didn’t look like it was staying closed after all – it was gaping I tell ya. So after exchanging a few texts with mommy, daddy decided to take me to the ER to have it looked at. He felt worst case I would have to get a stitch and best case would be I would only get some medicine to keep it from getting infected. Needless to say, we were both hoping for best case here…..we weren’t so lucky. I ended up getting TWO STITCHES IN MY TONGUE!!!

Okay, this meant that the doctor had to numb my tongue so they could sew it back together. They put some numbing gel on my tongue which made it feel silly and made me drool a lot. Then they gave me FOUR SHOTS IN MY TONGUE!!! The first couple kind of hurt, but not too bad. I didn’t cry, jump, scream, or anything. My tongue flinched a little bit on the first couple, but another doctor was holding my tongue so no harm. After that, they used two stitches to make me all whole again and I didn’t feel a thing. Daddy said he was hurting for me and that he was a bigger baby than I was – he should try getting all kinds of needles in his tongue.

After the doctor was done, he brought me 3 stickers for being such a good boy during the whole thing. They were like my medals for being so brave. Daddy wanted to know where his were for being so brave too, but the doctor didn’t give him any – I gave him one of mine.

I’m on the mend now so big ups to the nigh time ER doctors and nurses at Methodist McKinney Hospital. I’m glad I had you, but hope I never see you again….oh well, chicks dig scars.

Vacation….All I ever wanted…

Shout out to the Go-Go’s because I’m on vacation ALL WEEK! That’s right – no getting up early, no taking a nap on their schedule, no teachers, no sharing with other kids – this week is on my terms. That is of course as long as it jives with what my parents want or at least that is what they think.

This week is Thanksgiving and I know I have plenty to be thankful for. I’m healthy which my folks say is all they ever prayed for when I was born and they say they continue to be thankful and hopeful that I will live a long, healthy, and productive life. I am also thankful that I have a nice home, loving family and friends, and opportunities so many do not have. My folks tell me that these opportunities should not be wasted or taken for granted. That sounds fair, but this week I’m on vacation.


@ the movies

So Saturday, mommy had a baby shower to go to for my cousin Chrissy who is having a baby girl named Reese. Mommy said Chrissy looks cute with a baby in her belly.  Funny though – mommy said she thinks of Reese Witherspoon when she hears the name and daddy thinks of the guy from The Terminator (Kyle Reese – John’s father) – either way, it is a cool name.

So while mommy was doing  that, daddy and I decided to go catch a movie. We thought about Paranormal Activity 2, but daddy would have been up all night with nightmares so we decided on Megamind 3D. I think I have decided that 3D is cool for a little while, but it gets kind of old wearing the glasses so I took mine off midway through the movie. It was blurry and all, but I was more comfortable.  So from now on, no more 3D – at least until I get a little older.

Anyway, the movie was good. I’m sure it had some deep meaning about how you can be whatever you want to be and can change if you choose to, but bottom line was Will Ferrell was funny as Megamind and daddy’s man crush was in the movie, too – Brad Pitt. I would definitely recommend the movie and will probably try to talk daddy and mommy into buying the movie for me when it comes out on DVD.

The best part of going to the movies was sneaking candy in. The picture below shows me being sly by putting the little Skittles bag into my pocket. I think I was pretty cool and calm the whole way. No one knew I was smuggling the Skittles in. I looked natural and acted like I had been there before. Now, daddy has a different opinion. He says I couldn’t have been more obvious and that I walked kind of hunched over with my hand on the outside of my pocket like I was hiding something. Either way, the popo didn’t get me so I must have done something right.


Just wanted to show you guys a quick pic of what a star student looks like. Now, I’m not claiming to be Doogie Howser or anything, but I must admit I can write my letters like a 5 year old. And while you may say I’m 4 years old and 5 isn’t that far away, consider that 5 is 25% more than 4 – you have to at least be impressed by my math skills. Even if you’re not impressed, I think a big ‘ol “AWESOME” from my teacher speaks for itself….no brag just fact.


1 little, 2 little, 3 little Iron Men

I hope I haven’t kept you guys hanging too long on what I was for Halloween this year. I know you’ve probably been on the edge of your seat to find out. Well, before I show you how I looked, let’s recap the past few years.

Halloween 2006 – Red Hot Chili Pepper – Give it away, give it away, give it away now… (BTW I couldn’t find the pic of me so I grabbed a pic off the web of some kid – not nearly as good looking as me, but you get the idea.)

Halloween 2007 – Dumbo – mom said everyone would be wearing something like this – NOT

Halloween 2008 – I had a Spiderman costume, but didn’t want to wear it until this past year when mommy and I were cleaning out the spare bedroom. I think it’s slimming.

Halloween 2009 – Popo – Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you.


We went trick or treating with our neighbors. They always have friends over every Halloween. It was pretty cool. I didn’t realize there would be so many Iron Man costumes – at least it wasn’t the Oscars or anything or I would have been embarrassed. BTW I think I looked the best b/c I had big muscles, a better mask, an Iron Man bucket, and the hand light thingy that made cool sounds.


Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

I almost forgot to tell you I was introduced to STROBE LIGHTS!! And they rock. My folks got one for Halloween and I couldn’t get enough of it. I was getting my groove on and bustin’ out my robot…..did my battery run down???….wind me up….now I’m poppin’. And don’t be fooled just because the video below is just of me – mommy and daddy joined in the fun, too. I didn’t know mommy could pop like that and can she throw down a mean worm or what. When we’re all at home, we turn off the lights and the rave begins…where my glow sticks at?

Picture this!

So you guys always see all these pictures of me on my blog. I’m usually pretty laid back when it comes to photos, although at times I can get to the point where enough is enough and I go a bit crazy – not Sean Penn attacking a photographer crazy, but pretty grouchy. Formal picture taking is a whole different story. I am not such a big fan as you will see…

When I was 1 – I cried.

When I was 2 – I not only cried with Santa, but was trying to grab onto anything that would get me out of there – in the middle of the busy mall.

When I was 3 – I didn’t cry, but I sure wasn’t happy and I sure wasn’t going to cooperate and smile.

“I don’t scratch my head unless it itches and I don’t dance unless I hear some music – I will not be intimidated.” Denzel Washington – Remember the Titans

Ok - I'll take the hat off, BUT I AIN'T SMILING

So now I’m 4 and picture day was the other day at school. You’d think they would learn (insanity = doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result). Well the result was a little different – I didn’t cry. As a matter of fact, I didn’t do anything – that includes take the picture.

I’m starting to come into my own and realize that I have choices. I may not always know the consequences of my choices, but I think I pretty much have it figured out – I can flat out refuse to do something and in all reality, there isn’t anything anyone can do that I won’t get over. Put me in time out – I may not like it – I may cry a little bit, but sooner or later I will forget about it and so will you and we’ll be all about playing again. My folks have chosen not to beat me and the school sure can’t lay a hand on me, so I don’t risk physical harm by making a stand and not doing something. I feel as if I have discovered my super hero power or something. Should I use this power for good or for evil (said in my best Dr. Evil voice).


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