Okay, so all of my vaca posts have been a bit deceptive. It has been one rough week!
It started with a fender bender in the pouring rain on Monday night. Fortunately, the kids and I are just fine. The car is not too bad but not exactly fine either...but that's a story for another day!
Today began with "Mommmmmmy! Come here!!!! Hurry!" My 4yo somehow catapaulted himself off the couch and hit his head on a chair...crying to me with blood running all down his face.
So I called some friends to take care of the other kids and headed to the Children's Hospital 45 minutes away with a hysterical and hyperventilating little boy. Just the thought of going to the doctor was making him crazy! I guess he was a bit more traumatized from his vaccinations a few months ago than I thought. So we clocked in at the ER at 12:15pm...5 very long and boring and tiring hours later they saw him. Praise the Lord that they were able to glue his laceration instead of having to use stitches! A whopping 5 MINUTES later we were out the door! All that waiting and it only took 5 minutes of the doctor's time...but 5 minutes is better than 30 minutes or an hour.
I am truly thankful that it was a simple cut on his head and not meningitis, a broken arm, or appendicitis (like the other kids in the ER). And he did think it was quite fun to watch all the cartoons that I don't allow in my house... But it sure was exhausting for me and just crazy overall. I don't know why these things happen when dh is on a trip...the last two times this same kid had stitches on his head, I was the one who had to go through the ordeal with him. I know it's also been hard on dh feeling so helpless and guilty that he's not been there. So I don't give him a hard time about it.
Hey, but guess what??? I'm going on vacation!!! Trust me, that thought went through my head many times today!
Oh and tomorrow morning, my sweet little green snotty nosed baby has a doctor's appointment since he's been that way plus a slight fever since Saturday. So much for school this week! Or next week because then I'll be on vacation!!!
Thanks for letting me vent...G'night y'all!