Monday, June 21, 2010

The Stuff of Legends...

You know the family stories that everyone loves to tell and that makes the entire family roar with laughter? We refer to those as family legends. Have you ever noticed that they are hysterical now, but at the time they were pretty awful? They usually start out remember the time...
...the dog ate Grandma's birthday cake and then threw it up in the car?
...we hit a deer on vacation? And when we stopped for help the man had locked himself out of his house so we had to help him climb in the window before we could call a tow truck.
...Dad got lost boating on the lake and we ended up trying to signal him with the headlight from our campsite?

Those are all true family legends by the way.

Anyways, to get to the point of this blog post. Last week we thought we were going to go on vacation. This week we now know it was a lengend making excursion.

The day before we were supposed to leave Doodlebug had a fever, so off to the doctor's we went. It was pronounced a virus and we were told to go ahead with our vacation.

By 8:30 that evening the fever was 105.7 and we ended up in the emergency room. Still a virus. Nothing to do except give Motrin and Tylenol. Have a nice day.

We delayed the trip a day. I wouldn't want to be stuck in a car all day with a fever, and I didn't want to do that to Doodlebug.

One day late and fever free we left for Florida.

By the time we got there, the fever was back, but at least it was only 101. Motrin and bed.

Unfortunately the fever and teething pushed Doodlebug over the edge. Our sweet boy who loves people and going places only wanted Daddy to hold him. No one else. He refused to take baths, eat green veggies, or drink anything. We thought it would end when he started feeling better.

He got over the fever and promptly got a cold. And a molar. Poor kid.

Our first family excursion in Florida was to the grocery store for dinner. It was almost time for Doodlebug to eat, but we figured we could make it there and back no problem. So we left the diaper bag (with snacks and juice) at home. Our car's battery died in the parking lot. No warning. We came out with our cranky baby and sack of groceries to a car that was not the least bit interested in starting. And it was almost 100 degrees. Fun times.

On our last full day of the legend making excursion we left Doodlebug napping with his grandparents, aunt and cousins and went out on a date. It was a great date, until the drive home. We got rear ended. Car has minor bumper damage, but it hurt my back and neck so off to Urgent Care we went. I got medicine. It made me sick to my stomach. Just another bonus along the way.

Someday our family will find this hysterical. I tried to tell myself that while standing in the grocery store parking lot. And again at Urgent Care. I guess legends get better with age and this one needs a bit more time.

Anyone want to share a family lengend and make me laugh?

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! That sounds like something that would happen to me. Hang in there girl. And I hope DB is better, and you are okay. Sending you hugs and prayers.


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