Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up....Fun Times as a Single Parent

I was single parenting for a few days this week because Chubby Hubby was traveling for work.  First....let me give props to single parents.  I don't know how the hell you stay sane and do everything you do!

Thursday night was really comedy of errors.  This trip for Chubby Hubby was kind of last minute and I did not do a great job of planning ahead of time.   On my way home from work, I realized that  I was completely out of diapers, milk and pretty much anything that I could throw together to resemble a meal. I of course had to pick up the kids first and do these errands with 3 tired, crabby, hungry kids.  We barely survived the Target trip, however, they all begged for hot dogs for dinner.  Woo Hoo, it didn't get easier than that.


Then my middle son lost a tooth.  I was very excited for him until I realized that the Tooth Fairy didn't have cash on her.  NONE.  Not a dime.   This was a time for me to put on my Super Mom cape and think fast....I shamefully dug into the piggy banks and pulled out a dollar coin.  Yes, I took money from his own piggy bank to put under his pillow.  Don't worry....I put another buck in his bank to replace the one I took the next day.

While I was in the process of stealing borrowing money from my child, I slit my finger open on a picture frame that I broke the previous day (don't ask why it was sitting in my closet instead of the garbage).  I cut it to the bone and blood was gushing EVERYWHERE.  Great.  Then I discovered that there weren't any Bandaids.   I did however find some steri-strips from previous surgery and was able to triage myself.

I went up to complete the transaction and then my other son woke up as I was digging under his pillow.  Luckily he didn't see what I was doing.  I tucked him back in and as I turned to return down stairs, I saw blood.  I had left a trail of blood all the way through their room and leading right to my son's pillow.  Thankfully the story I told them about the Tooth Fairy cracking her head open after tripping over toys in their room worked.  They believed me and they are keeping their room a bit cleaner now too.

I collapsed into bed after that and prayed that Chubby Hubby would get his ass home sooner rather than later.

The next day the fun continued.  I was running a little late....2 hours to be exact.  I called to let the coworkers know I was going to be Tardy for the Party and while I was on the phone, Diva decided that was the moment to start spewing obsenities from the backseat.  BITCH!  Out of the mouth of my sweet little girl.  Sarge, who was on the other end of the phone gasped and said "did she just say what I think she said?".  Yep.  She did.


This is my child that I was convinced would need speech class one day.  Her word for water is "gjalfgjakldfgjkalsdjf".  However, bitch came out clear as a bell.  This time the parenting award goes to Chubby Hubby.   She started repeating it after he said it.  We are oh so proud. 

After dropping off the kiddos to their 3 locations (I am wondering now if I was on crack when I signed them up for 3 different places), I finally made it into the office.  After a couple of hours, I then got a call from the school nurse.  My oldest was not feeling well and was having a hard time with his asthma.  I raced out of work to go get him.  Thankfully my friend was at school and picked him up for me and I met her at her house.

As the night was progressing, my son was getting worse.  I got to the point of having all of the kids put their jackets on because we were in route to the ER.  I called Chubby Hubby tell him to meet us at the ER when his flight landed.  By some divine intervention....he was just pulling into the drive way.  He wanted to surpise me by coming home early and bearing gifts of liquid spirits.  I said hello to him and threw my son into the car and raced off to Urgent Care.

After a few rounds of a neb treatment he was doing better.  He tested positive for Strep. The doc put him on a massive dose of antibiotics since he also had flu like symptoms, he is also being treated with Tamiflu.

The sickness train has arrived.  It is starting to take us out one at a time.   I am sitting here listening to the symphony of coughing in our house.  All three of them have snot noses and a hacking cough.  That is a pretty telltale sign that I will be at home with my tribe of sick kids tomorrow.  Thankfully, we are back to being a two parent household!

15 comments:

MCM Mama said...

You have my sympathy. Beer Geek has been traveling a lot lately and it's all I can do to stay sane!

Totally LOL at borrowing from your son's bank. I can't tell you how often I've paid for field trips from my son's bank...

Glad Chubby Hubby got home at just the right moment and hope your little guy feels better soon.

Tricia said...

Hope the little one feels better soon!

Lily on the Road said...

OMG Carly, I don't know how you do it! I know it is not funny, but you did having me laughing...

Hope everyone gets better soon!

Stephanie said...

tardy for the party -- that made me laugh. I had to do single parenting for 10 days a few years ago while my husband was in India on business. I found out murphy's law does exist and came into play the entire time he was away including me getting sick.

You have my sympathies but it sure made for a funny story...

Mel-2nd Chances said...

OH man! what a weekend, nice quick thinking about the blood, and if it works to keep their rooms cleaner! AWESOME! Hope your son feels better soon, and by another divine intervention, no one else gets sick. Good luck!

Sarah said...

Yikes...what a few days!!!! Thank goodness hubby is home. Hope your little ones feel better soon!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

Oh my dear lord in heaven!!!! You definitly had me laughing out loud, and I am sorry for doing so ... I hate it when Dad is not home, and extra pair of hands is always helpful - and I only have two!!!
Hope all feels better soon!!

Aka Alice said...

LMAO...I am completely guilty of "borrowing" my kid's money for various purposes. I NEVER have cash on me, not even coinage.

lifestudent said...

Oh what a whirlwind. The worst thing about kids picking up bad words is not that they actually say them, but WHEN and WHERE they choose to say them ;)

Al's CL Reviews said...

I love the bleeding tooth fairy!

You sounded like Super Mom this week.
And all Divas should know that word sooner than later!

Megsie said...

Oh, Carly...I am glad you survived, and I hope your kids are feeling better soon!

Jess said...

Wow! That wears me out just reading about it!

RunToTheFinish said...

HAHAAAA that is friggin hilarious about her choice word...ah funny.

seriously I don't have any kiddos and feel amazed by you moms who get it all done

Heather said...

Hilarious! Glad you have your hubby back to help deal with the sick kids - hope everyone gets well soon!

E Mama said...

Ha hA ha..Been there, done that!! Borrowed from the piggy bank, kid cusses in public!! Hope your little one gets to feeling better soon!

Happy Turkey Day!