Romantic Holidays... or the lack there of.
Our holidays in general tend to be eventful. Last Easter Samuel was in the hospital. For Libby's 2nd birthday Samuel was in the hospital. For December 7th (my sister's birthday) Samuel was in the hospital. Mike and I have a history of having very unromantic Valentine's Days and Anniversaries. They tend to be days full of turmoil, frustration, or being apart from each other. This Valentine's Day is no exception.
Samuel has been throwing up all afternoon and is absolutely miserable because of the oral steroids he's on. He's been screaming all day. Libby went to school today so that I could pack and clean and get ready for our trip. She came home screaming and wailing and throwing a temper tantrum.
so it looks like we won't be leaving until tomorrow. Visions of romance danced in my head... those visions have been replaced by carpet cleaner and dirty shirts. Mike and I are both covered in Samuel's fluids and frankly my dear things are just bad around here. I know some years later I will look back and laugh. For now I want to cry. The kids stuff is all packed. I just need to throw my stuff into a bag. Mike packed the car with boxes to be taken down to Va. Yet we are nowhere close to leaving with Samuel in this condition.
One of our plans was to have the car inspected while we were down there. Right now, that's not going to happen. Unless some miracle takes place it looks like we'll be spending another sleep-deprived night trying to console two tired, cranky children. Hopefully we can get an early start tomorrow.
for now I'm going to go see if I can convince Samuel to have some pedialyte.
Hope your day is full of love, romance, and all things mushy-gushy. The mushiest thing around here is the throw-up I have to clean up :) So do something for me- eat some chocolate or take a bath... or something fun and relaxing!