Thursday, February 5, 2009

Question - Edited

Now I ask you, when you go to the dentist do you get a manicure and polish? Humph...I didn't think so. Me either. J, on the other hand, did. Hot pink, sparkly nail polish too. Good thing this didn't happen 2 years ago or I would've flipped my lid. Because "I" am the the keeper of all things wonderful such as gifts, hugs, sweets and sparkly pink fingers. Luckily it's not as big a deal now that J is attached, albeit an anxious attachment. So I let the pink sparkly fingers slide although I'm sure my eyes were wide as the dental assistant announced the joyous event. PTSD I tell you.

Invisible Heroes finally arrived today. Woo hoo! I've been attempting to break my habit of reading books on therapeutic parenting, trauma, RAD, ADHD, PTSD, grief, loss, and ODD. For the first time in over 3 years I've actually been reading for the pure enjoyment and bliss of escaping into another world instead of delving head first into educational material. I am putting my addiction on hold just to read this book then I'm back on the wagon. I promise. I've already skimmed through it and found some guided imagery that I'm going to record onto her mp3 to play all night. At first I thought about ordering some of Naparstek's cd's then the AT and I thought it would be so much better with Mom's voice. It is recommended to have low, soft, relaxing background music playing and that it intensifies the healing. That makes perfect sense. I'm focusing on page 216, Healing the heart; and page 221 affirmations. Play them for a week or so then move on to the 2nd stage of healing from trauma. We'll see how it goes.

So now I'm frantically searching for the cord that connects the recorder to the mp3. One of these days I'm going to get smart and put labels on each black cord as it enters my house. Unfortunately I'm now going to search the black cord mess that I have created. You know the ones. Cables for mp3, ipod, earphones, cameras, camcorders, usb, etc. They are breeding like rabbbits in my house. Feeling overwhelmed already. It's around here some where. I know it is.....

The elusive black cord has been located and it's gray BTW. It was located in the black hole of all cords. Recorded 3 sets of imagery. One for healing the heart, one for affirmations and one for sleep. Then the joy of figuring out how to transfer said imagery onto the player. Easier said than done but done it is. Playing as I type and hoping for a blissful night sleep for J. Hot damn I'm good.

9 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Man, I need to go to that dentist's office!!

Torina said...

I would have flipped a few years ago if that had been Tara, too :) NOW? What a great idea to distract a kid and keep em calm!

Ashley said...

Ouch, Miss Lisa- I can just imagine those couple of seconds!

I get stress balls at the dentists....

Alyssa's Mom said...

Who would ever expect a manicure at the dentist office? Alyssa's dentist makes balloon characters out of rubber gloves. At least it keeps them occupied!

Love Ya!

Me

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

I am with you on the books. My last delivery from Amazon had 2 completely opposing books on treatment and how to tackle approaching problem behaviors. Beyond Consequences II and Nancy Thomas book. Smile or smack 'em. I figure if I try everything something has got to stick (jk, that would never work obviously).

Dinah said...

Just obnoxious handheld kiddie video games at our dentists office. I think the only thing I repeat over and over while there iss, "Does this have a mute button??"

Muppet said...

I swear... I am going to be the most prepared Mother in the world because of you people.

Who is this dentist?? Perhaps I need to re-evaluate the services provided to me... It's all about the /'s. Dentist/manicurist, Grocer/plastic surgeon, hairstylist/roadkill remover. Two for the price of one.

Jo said...

YES you are!

howcloseis said...

Hiya,
I wanted to say thanks for your comment on my Obama post:-) Nice to know I wasn't the only one overcome with the emotion of it all.

Also, in case you didn't know, I'm thinking you must be one of the best moms ever. Even if you weren't the one who provided sparkley pink nail polish. :-P