Thursday, March 31, 2011

Colorful legs, big and small

Some of you may know that I have what I call "vein issues" during my pregnancies. This time around I did the research and run around to get the prescription strength compression socks, which my insurance so kindly paid for. Most of the time my legs don't even see the human eye, let alone the light of day. Sorry, if you think I'm gross but I've given up shaving my legs as well. What's the point? I made the real effort to shave for St. Valentine's Day, though.

Every-once-in-awhile I'll inspect the damage of my lower legs, ankles, and feet and each time they are more colorful, more puffy and bumpy, and it really does look like a toddler took a marker to my legs!

Pete was in the bathroom with me as I got in the shower this morning. He saw my legs and exclaimed, "Oooh, color!"

I chuckled a bit and said under my breathe, "Ya, does it look like someone colored on my legs with a marker? That's what happened." I said it kind of sarcastically, thinking, I only WISH that was it and I could just wash it all off.

While I was doing my hair, I hear Pete coming up the stairs. As he rounds the corner into my view, I see he has his pant leg pulled up.

He said, "Color!"

Sure enough, in effort to be like his mom, Pete drew with a blue dry erase marker on both his legs. Funny thing, though, is that it looks amazingly similar to mine. The color, the location, the design...this kid is a genius!


Michelle said...

he is so, so, so cute! what a sweet and empathetic little guy. :)

Debby said...

Wow, if mom can color on her legs, I can too! What a sweetie!

The Ainas said...

Aww That is so adorable! He looks so proud of himself! :)

Candice said...

He loves you so much he wants to be just like you. So sweet!

ned or may said...

Shelly--when ever I need a laugh, I just pull up this blog. Thanks so-o-o much for sharing. I totally love your sense of humor, and applaud you for "noticing" the joys in life. I regret not doing that enough! Love you, May

ned or may said...

Hey Shelley! We (Rob & Lurlene) are visiting May and Ned right now. I loved reading this and could totally relate to the dismay you've felt as you've seen those unexpected veins show up! Yikes! But I've never had as fun of an experience as you shared here!