Thursday, October 2, 2008

Lighter Notes


First Jane told me that my breath smelled like a Pet Store directly after I had just mouth-washed and brushed. Then she asked me seven times in a row if the hoven was still on.

Is the hoven still on?

Is the hoven still on?

Is the hoven still on?

And when my Jane-eese translation kicked into consciousness I figured out that she was asking if the stove top was still hot because she wanted more Ramen Noodles. Who introduced Jane to Ramen Noodles? Now it is always:

I want Ramen.

I want Ramen.

I want Ramen.

After Ramen she wanted a slip-n-slide. So Uncle Chup made her one that took up the whole backyard and required water that trickled for deleted traction.

Slip

n

Slide

So that by the bedtime she was buzzing around the Retro House talking about pigs at school and one billion words a minute while consuming four bowls of sticky rice.

pigsatschoolisafunnythingtothinkaboutdon'tyouthink?itwasalisa'sbirthdaytoday
andshegotabirthdayspanking!isn'tthat funny?abirthdayspanking!andshechewedherbirthdaycrown . . .

When I asked Jane to tell me the source of her energy she continued talking, and added, "I don't know! I'm just really pyper!"

Pyper, pyper, pyper Jane.

I love you.

Update: Christian has a full daily schedule of rehab. Stephanie had surgery today. Skin graft surgeries take time to process. We will know in a few days how much of her body accepted the grafts. We are so grateful for prayers for her continuing recovery. It is a long road and we will be patient. She is still listed in critical condition and is in a continuing chemically-induced coma.