Sunday, May 18, 2008

Crazy Mother's Day

Yea I know, Mother's Day was a week ago. I usually blog on Sunday nights after my kids go to bed and last Sunday I was just not up to it! I have to recap my Mother's Day.
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I want to preface that I do not have pictures documenting my day. My camera bit the dust and I have not gotten around to buying a new one. I know, me who takes a million pictures has not bought one! Trust me, I have scoured the internet looking at a ton and now I can't make up my mind. So I had a disposable camera for the day and I have not taken all of the alloted pictures to get it developed. So this blog, and a few after this will be just words, no pics. Sorry!
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My day started off well, both kids slept in! Well, Sammi didn't but she turns on the TV in the morning and watches cartoons until I get up, which is normally not long. I set the dish channel to be on her guide the night before so she can do this. Anywhoo, Mr. Josh slept in which is a big deal! He doesn't wake up early, but when he is up, he is up! Jason wanted us to go to the Ft. Worth Nature Center & Refuge for the day. Perfect, I wanted to spend the day with the kids and Jason. And if I was asked, I would have loved a day just alone watching movies...uninterrupted!
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As we were leaving, Jason got a call from his security dept that his office was broken into and he needed to go up there to do inventory. LONG story short, I went without him with the kids. We went straight to the building at the nature refuge for information and look at some animals indoors. We were walking out and the kids started to run off. Naturally, Joshua fell down. That kid falls so much that I didn't freak out. Then as I saw him hit the ground, he immediately started to scream. I ran after him and as he stood up, there was a lot of blood gushing from his head. I scooped him up and looked to see where it was coming from. A lot kept coming and coming so fast that I couldn't see where it was coming from, his face and hair was covered in blood. Sammi was freaking out so I had to try and remain calm for her all the while Joshua is screaming and blood is gushing from his head or face somewhere.
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I ran inside holding him to ask for help and a first aid kit. I ran back outside to keep the blood from getting everywhere and found some baby wipes out of my backpack. I was quickly wiping his face to see if it was coming from his scalp, nose, mouth, etc. I was able to see it was on his forehead and put the wipe there. A woman saw all of this and came out with wet papertowels saying "I am sure the wipes are hurting him". Please don't take this wrong and think I wasn't grateful, but after that comment, I wanted to say "no kidding, but this is all I have to stop the bleeding!". I know she meant well. We ran into the bathroom to clean him up and put on a butterfly bandage. That alone wasn't easy....he did NOT want anyone to touch his forehead. As the woman that worked there helped bandage him up she said "when kids cut their forehead, they bleed like a stuck pig!" Now that was funny to hear!
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After going through a ton of wet paper towels to clean him up, the waste basket looked like it came from a murder scene. It was nasty! As we were walking out, Sammi told me that I had blood on me. I looked in the mirror and it was all on my neck, clothes, feet...you name it, I had blood on me. I started to worry wondering if I needed to take him to the hospital in case he lost too much blood. The cut alone was tiny! I asked the women that came to help since they all had kids and they all said that was normal! And after we got home and throughout the week when I told others, most told me that when kids cut their foreheads, they bleed a lot because of all of the blood vessels there and their thin skin. Who knew??
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I decided to take them on a small trail since that is what we came for! Sammi then tells me that her tummy hurt. I talked and asked her questions to figure out why it hurt, and come to find out, it was because of all of the blood she saw. It really freaked her out. Poor girl! She decided she was ok and could go on a trail. Not a few feet later, Joshua tripped and fell again! He didn't hurt himself, but it was enough for me to say "alright, let's go!". So off we went.
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Jason had a ton to deal with the break in and didn't get home until 6. But he brought me dinner and I laid in bed the rest of the night watching a movie...uninterrupted! I never get to do that! It wasn't the Mother's Day I had in my head, but life doesn't always go the way we want it to sometimes.
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I hope you all had a great Mother's Day!

2 comments:

Marcia78 said...

Really I LOVE my new camera... if you want any input on a new one! Hey you left out the party about the ice cream! That makes it all better! I am so glad Joshua didn’t have to go to the ER! Love ya girl!

Jodi said...

Bless his heart... and yours! And Sammi's! That is quite the day... I totally understand about physical catastrophies this week!! Glad it turned out ok...

And as for the spaces in the blog, I can't get them in either. So I just put a hyphen in between paragraphs. Just fry. :)

Love y'all!