Happy Monday, friends! I’m pretty sure I’ve woke up more exhausted on a Monday but it took every fiber of my being to crawl (or was it fall) out of bed this morning. I kind of feel like I have ran into a parked car (I’m not the only one to have done that, right?!?)
Friday was a whirlwind day that probably should have ended with me drowning myself in wine and a hot bath. I attended Logan and Mason’s character assembly that morning. They both received the award for integrity (doing the right thing when no one is looking) this month. They got to walk the red carpet and stand on stage while their name was called. My heart nearly exploded when they waved to me and Gavin while on stage. Seeing how excited they were that I was there was super sweet. After hugs, kisses and a couple pics me and chunky monkey were on our way to run errands.
I needed to stock the fridge with lots of super bowl goodies and our weekly menu so had quite a few groceries to grab. My first stop had my back twisting in all sorts of knots since half of my items rang up WAY over what they were supposed to. Of course in my haste to get out and on to my next stop I didn’t notice until the car was packed, baby was buckled and I had the keys in the ignition. Upon randomly looking at my receipt….I noticed the armageddon that had ensued with my bank account. With a few
grunts roars, eye rolls and plots of murder in my head I got chunkers (Gavin) back out of the car seat and we headed back inside. We stood in the longest customer service line I have ever seen and finally got the hassle taken care of. While in the checkout line of my next place I was starting to feel dead on my feet, hungry and praying to the baby gods that Gavin didn’t have a meltdown. Since I was just standing in the non-moving checkout line I started dreaming of a heaping plate of pasta, warm garlic bread (don’t judge…I’ve been dieting) and perhaps some chocolate then my thoughts were interrupted with the “Bruce Jenner is Turning Into A Woman” headline. Say What?!?!?!
About the time I was pondering the above news….my phone starts vibrating….it’s the school nurse. For a couple seconds I dreamed of the beach, the sand and the peace and quiet because I knew this call was going to make my day even more difficult. Sure enough….Mason (whom I just left 1.5 hours ago) was covered from head to toe in some mysterious rash. She had no idea what it was but instructed me to come pick him up. I told her I would be right there if the line from hell ever started moving and after I dropped off the -sure to be- rotting fish and chicken in my trunk off at the house. She told me to take my time since she was having a ball listening to his stories and popping mints into his mouth. Thank goodness for peppermints!
Once I got to Mason he truly was a sight to see. He almost looked like the red version of the blueberry girl in Willy Wonka, minus the bloat. His eyes were all puffy and he even had red patches on his scalp under his hair. He was high on benadryl and slathered in greasy lotion. I took him home for crackers and a good nap. He barely changed into jammies and got a cracker down his throat before he was passed out on the bed. A few hours later his face was cleared, so I figured we were in the clear until he lifted up his shirt. His back looked like something out of a horror movie and I knew it wasn’t getting better it was merely spreading around. We ate some dinner and off we traipsed to urgent care. Logan insisted on going so that he could provide the doctor with whatever information was needed. (I’m pretty sure all the boys think I’m pretty incapable of adult tasks) Thankfully, they weren’t very busy so we didn’t have to wait too long. Mason talked the doctors ear off and made sure she knew all the names of his classmates, teachers, nurse and his fondness for peppermints. Logan insured that the doctor knew what time Mason’s recess was, what he ate for breakfast and lunch and that he has “red stuff all over him….even on his butt.” I pretty much just sat there biting my tongue since they pretty much sounded like they knew what they were talking about. In all honesty I was trying not to laugh because I’m pretty sure the Doc had no idea what she was dealing with.
We left with a prescription for steroids and a bottle of Benadryl. Logan spent the rest of the weekend telling everyone that Mason had an “allergic allergy” to “who knows what.” 🙂
We came home to a sleeping baby (Thank you honey) and the boys followed suit quickly after. I finally sat down on the couch for the first time all day and was feeling pretty exhausted. I drowned myself in some doritos (which after not having for 7 months weren’t exactly wonderful) and some dark chocolate M&M’s (which were wonderful). Unfortunately, I hit the sheets at like 9:30 because I didn’t even have enough energy to relax. I kid you not 5 seconds before I fell asleep Gavin started crying. Jared just looked at me and I literally thought I was going to go through the roof. (These are the moments you wonder what horrible things you did in your life that you’re now being punished for) I went to see what was up with the little guy and found him with his diaper around his ankles and a shirt half off and over his head. In my head I was giving my husband a what for and wondering why on earth the child was not in jammies. I got him dressed, cleaned up and fed and while rocking him had my whole speech planned and ready to deliver once I got back to the bedroom. He fell asleep and I walked back to the room only to be greeted with the sound of snoring. Yup, I nearly killed my husband! I very heavily and bouncily climbed into bed making sure I made as much commotion as I could muster and my last thought before drifting off was “Ugh….Should have had girls.”
Super Bowl Sunday was great and we are so happy the Pats one. We had some delicious food and drinks and enjoyed an absolute fabulous football game. Who would have guessed it would end in such a fashion?!!? We nearly died from excitement.
Hoping the brain fog clears soon so I can be a bit more productive on this Monday. Meanwhile, I’m going to go indulge in something sinful on this last cheat day!!