The Hubs and are I very lucky that, thanks to a great babysitter and family nearby, that we get to go out without kids at least once a month. Typically these dates are very fluid- if we have to cancel our sitter due to any sort of emergency, it’s not a big deal. Very rarely do we have an engagement on a specific date that we really can’t miss.
This past Friday was one of those dates. I had gotten the Hubs tickets to a show for Christmas and the long awaited day finally arrived. We were psyched- we had dinner planned with friends before hand, then the show.
That is why I wasn’t at all surprised when I checked my messages before leaving the gym at 6:30 am Friday to see the Hubs texted me to tell me the Bean threw up. Of course she did.
Being the planner that I am, I had plans A, B & C formulated in my head before I got home 15 minutes later. One way or the other, the Hubs was going to this show even if I couldn’t join him. Thankfully the Bean was feeling fine by 11 am and my Mom, bless her, still offered to come up and babysit for us. We had a great night- a night so great that it proved to me once again that I’m not 21 any more, nor can I act like it if I expect to get up and be a productive member of society the next day.
Unfortunately for my mom, she also paid for her kindness by spending all last night sick with a stomach bug. I guess it’s true- no good deed does go unpunished.
Super Grandma to the rescue!
HOWWWWW do kids know??? I cannot tell you how many planned dates/hotel nights/fun outings have been ruined by a sick kid in this house. I literally stopped planning anything more than a day or two ahead because it got too soul-destroying to be disappointed all the time. It’s only been recently that we’ve cautiously planned a few things and actually been able to follow through (somewhat ironically, last summer we planned a night away while my parents were here to watch the kids and they stayed perfectly healthy while I came down with strep and double ear infection).
Oh, and one other thing. Tummy bug right after strep throat?!? Not fair at all. Poor little thing.