When we arrived at church the next day we saw that the worship schedule had changed. My normal commitment of first Sunday was moved to second Sunday this month. This was a great thing. Now we can have an overnighter in Aberdeen! First Sunday is usually after first Saturday of the month. At our church this means that Men's breakfast was going to be on Saturday. Chris wanted to go. So now "THE PLAN" is as follows. Friday=take kids to schools, go to work, pick up Ellie from school, pick up Tanner from my parents, have dinner with in-laws, Saturday morning=Men's Breakfast, leave for Aberdeen, watch Nathaniel's soccer game in Montesano at 12:00, spend the night, Sunday= have birthday party, come home.
Friday Morning Tanner wakes up sick. This happens to make plans get thrown out the window. The story could just end here and be summed up nice and neat. However this version of the story does not show the emotional rollercoaster that we just lived through. Prior to knowing that Tanner was sick, he asked me if he could watch cartoons. I informed him that only kids that are dressed and have had breakfast get to watch tv. This is when his tummy hurt, followed by a session of kneeling in front of the toilet. PLANS CHANGE. He gets to now watch tv in his jammies and not have breakfast. Phone calls start. Unless you have had the privelege of having kids, a job, and people who help take care of your kids, you might not realize how many phone calls one must go through in this circumstance. The list-My work(2 differnt voice mails), Tanner's school, My parents, My husband, so it is only 5 phone calls so far. Weekend plans have not been considered at this point just trying to make it through the morning.
At this point Ellie is concerned. It is Friday which means Friday night dinner with Grandma and Grandpa. Ellie likes to wear a dress on Friday, so that she is dressed up for dinner. "Does this mean we don't get to go out to dinner??" I calm her fears. Even if Tanner has to stay home she can go out to dinner. She picks a nice red dress, black tights and her fancy black shoes. I look at her and shake my head. Yes, I will allow her to wear a dress, but those shoes are not going to be able to be used on the playground. CHANGE your shoes. She comes back out with appropriate school worthy shoes.
|Picture of Ellie holding Camrynn 2 weeks prior|