Fish and I took Sprite to the doctor today. She was an adorable angel in the waiting room. Really. I don’t give Sprite enough credit because she’s such a, well, Sprite. She does have a lot of great moments where she is one of the cutest little dolls on earth and I just want to kiss and hold her forever. We were enjoying one of those moments in the waiting room, all was right with the world.
Then it was time for her appointment and all hell broke loose.
“I don’t want to stand on the KALE (scale)!!!”
“NO NO NO!! Don’t take my koos off (shoes off)!!!”
“I don’t want to see the doc-tour!”
We got her to read a book while we waited for the doctor. She was back to angel mode until the doctor walked in the door and it was a lot more of no no and blah blah and WHATEVER KID IF YOU WOULD JUST EAT A FREAKING PEA YOU WOULDN’T BE HERE SO ZIP IT!!!!! whew. I’m at my limit, for reals.
Calming breath. So! The doctor said to continue what we are doing. Serve a meal with her cup of milk and that is that. No discussion, no threats, no nothing. Three meals, three cups of milk, water/juice in between. EXACTLY WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING. I felt like giving the doc the big “DUUUUUH!” but that’s not what I was there for. I just wanted to make sure we weren’t missing something. I needed a professional opinion and I got it. My worst fear was this goes on for another 2 months and I go in desperate and they say, “what were you thinking, you should have been here months ago!”
So, I’m done. We aren’t discussing this any more in my home. It is what it is. I will most likely bitch about it daily on Twitter and here, so bear with me. It’s so frustrating, but as long as she’s not losing weight and her activity levels stay the same, we’re doing alright.
The one upside to all this liquid dieting? Sprite has potty trained herself to pee only in the toilet. She’s now trying to work up the courage to poo in the potty. Maybe I can focus on that…..although we have minimal poo nowadays. I think this is the master plan to drive me crazy. Well, IT’S WORKING, you can lay off now.