Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Girl Scout Ceremony...

I missed it. The kids were laughing and playing all day, nothing seemed wrong at all. I got the kids all ready to go, changed bums and all, then put on Tyler's weighted vest to help calm him down a bit before the ceremony began. When we got there, I took everyone's coats off and handed them off to the leader so she could go put them away and then got busy taking Tyler's vest off. Just as I got it off and turned around to put it in the diaper bag, he threw up all over the entryway. I grabbed his hand and led him outside to cool off a bit and he threw up again on the door steps. I grabbed some snow and was rubbing it on the back of his neck and on his face to keep him cool and to wash away anything remaining on his face. We went back in and the clean up had already been done, so I informed them of the mess on the stairs outside and they went to clean that off as well. I felt terrible, embarrassed, worried, and frustrated all at the same time. A friend of mine was there and offered to take Terra for me so I could take the rest of them home. It just seems like this sort of stuff happens the most when my hubby is gone out of state on a business trip. It's rather aggravating, to say the least. As soon as I got home, I got the kids inside and fixed them a bedtime snack to digest before climbing into bed. I had planned on just skipping over Tyler and giving him fluids. He started snarfing everything down like he'd not been fed all day. He was fine. No fever, pail cheeks, bags under the eyes....none of that. It irritated me that there was really nothing wrong. I'd missed out on Terra's ceremony...both parents had! I felt bad for Terra, she had cried when I told her I had to go home and that someone would bring her home. I think something happened at school today, but I haven't had a chance to talk to just her about that. We'll see. Right now, I'm just letting them wind down a bit before I go put them all in bed for the night. An uninterrupted bubble bath sounds FABULOUS right now - however, if I start filling up the tub, none of the kids will want to sleep, they'll want to play in the tub forever and won't settle down! I'd rather just not soak in the tub than have to get out of it to put someone back in bed. Oh well, Chris will be home tomorrow, so maybe I can have that "quiet moment of me-time" when he gets here. Again, we'll see!


  1. I'm so sorry sweetie! (((HUGS))) If only we lived close...LYLAS!

  2. I hope you get your bubble bath soon!

  3. You poor thing! That must have been so hard. Just know you've got several people praying and cheering for you. If you need it, you know I'm only a phone call away. Love you tons, Sis!