Today's Mass was a bit of a challenge. A certain someone was in fine form and seemed to decide that they were going to balance out last weeks stellar behavior with some high pitched screaming.
Now let me tell you about this type of screaming. This past month I've found that I'm losing the hearing in my left ear (it just stops working on a fairly regular basis and it sounds like I'm hearing everything from under water) and it's is accompanied by dizziness and spinning rooms, so to say that these screams are loud is something of an understatement (and yes, I should go see my doctor, and yes, I'm sort of putting it off because the kids have far too many doctor's appointments in the next month already and I have no idea how to fit it in). This pitch and decibel of screaming will set off the alarm system in our house when it's armed, or when it's not armed, cause it to beep and say "glass shatter" ever time a new scream sounds.
So this was not you're average run of the mill scream during Mass. Paul immediately removed the culprit once it was clear she wasn't going to be stopping and went to the car where he discovered that he could hear Mass, at least until the end of the hour, on the radio.
Which left me with the other three. I was wearing Patch and James again today, since Patch would really like to run wild around the narthex during Mass. I didn't get the waist band quite tight enough in my hurry to get inside, and found I couldn't tighten it while I was wearing James, so I got quite the shoulder workout.
Here I am eighty minutes after I strapped them on. I'm doing my best to look like I'm not about to collapse.
And since this is a What I Wore Sunday post, on to what I actually wore:
The dress is the Lindy Bop 'Amie' Classy Polka Dot Vintage Pinup Retro Tea Dress. I wore it with a blue cardigan that I think I got sometime around my sophomore year of high school (so that would be... 1998...). Patch is in the Ergo Carrier. James is chewing on the Moby in this picture (which is what he spent most of Mass doing). And keeping my feet dry are my second favorite pair of Hush Puppy boots.
Here's hoping that next week goes a little more smoothly and that everyone makes it thorough until the end of Mass!
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I LOVE those vintage style dresses you bought, Cam. How great that they are year round, too!ReplyDelete
Not to play doctor...but could the hearing thing be simply ear wax? I had similar symptoms once upon a time. I used an over-the-counter ear wax removal kit, and that didn't remove it all, but when I went to make an appt with the doctor, they said they wanted me to use the otc kit for a couple of days first - so thanks be to God I had! Just a thought.ReplyDelete
Oh I hope that's all it is. It worries me because it started immediately after/during a particular hour and a half screaming episode, where almost every scream was loud enough to make the alarm sound... that's why my first thought went to an injury. It would be really nice if it was something easy though!Delete
I've had the very same thing as Jay with my ear, at least twice in my (quite long ;) !) life.ReplyDelete
And of the things I've seen women wear to Mass, I like your outfit best: those darling boys. I've never seen two babies worn at once... it's a really great "style"!!!
Thank you! Wearing them is definitely my workout for the day every Sunday!Delete
The photo of you holding one child in the front and another in the back is priceless! You rock! (And look great doing it.) :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm kind of excited for James to have a doctor's appointment later this week, because then I'm going to try to figure out exactly how much I'm carrying when I'm wearing them both!Delete