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Please forgive me for not having a blog post up earlier today but it’s a holiday here in the Great White North and I’m still recovering from the 1-2 punch of Lost and Celebrity Apprentice last night (it ended locally at 12:30am). Here’s a recap of the weekend’s events…
The ex was tied-up all day long on Friday so I came into the hospital at 7am so she could go. Thankfully, Ankle Biter remained in good spirits (as good as could be expected, anyway) and the two of us had a fun morning. We played with his blocks and watched movies and laughed the entire time. It was pretty much like this until about 11:30am, at which point the nurses came in to give him some drops for his ears.
The poor kid lost it.
He didn’t want to be touched or have the drops put in. He cried and cried because he thought it would hurt. Once it was over, he cried some more because it just felt uncomfortable and he hasn’t been able to distinguish discomfort with pain yet. Eventually, that cry turned into a two-hour nap.
I was told at 3pm that they would put in one more antibiotic bag onto his IV and once it was empty in an hour, we should be good to go. That was probably the hardest part out of the entire deal…waiting that last 60 minutes for the IV to empty out. It was torture.
Ankle Biter lost it one more time when they took the needle out of his hand. I totally understood this one because I’m sure his hand was pretty sore. It was a little funny, though…once the needle was out and the bandage was on his hand, he saw the dried blood on his hand and thought he had a bigger “boo boo” and started crying even harder.
Fun fun fun.
At this point, we were all set to go and all that was left was for him to get dressed. And for whatever reason, he didn’t want to get dressed and leave. So we stayed until about 4:30pm when he finally got dressed and we got to head out of there.
Friday night was basically supper, a one-hour bath, and then bedtime. Thank goodness for that bath because he was beginning to stink (lol).
On Saturday we went out to visit my folks at their campground. We spent most of the day there and when we weren’t at the trailer, we were at the small playground where a lot of kids were playing. Ankle Biter was almost 100% at this point…and I could see glimpses of my healthy, happy boy as he ran around the playground. It was awesome to be able to see him smiling and running around again.
Yesterday we spent the morning inside even though it was a beautiful day. He just wanted to watch movies and play with his blocks…so I wasn’t going to fight with him. The ex showed up mid-afternoon (because I had him the entire day on Friday) and the rest of the day was spent mowing my lawn, staining my front steps, and then hunkering down for Lost and Celebrity Apprentice…though I have to say that I only caught a little bit of Celebrity Apprentice and really only wanted to see Bret Michaels win, which he did. And honestly, how hated do you think Donald Trump would have been if he DIDN’T name Bret the Celebrity Apprentice?? I mean, I think he really wanted Holly Robinson Peete to win but he had to go with the popular vote on this one. To see Bret limp out on stage was inspiring, too. He simply HAD to win.
Lost was pretty great. I loved the sappiness of the reunions (yes, I’m a sap at heart…sue me) and wasn’t disappointed with the “parallel universe is actually purgatory” storyline. While a lot of answers were never really provided (really…what IS the purpose of that island??), they didn’t write it off as a dream-sequence and the entire 6-seasons were wrapped-up nicely with a heroic conclusion.
So that was my weekend. Hopefully everybody had a good one, too.
I had big plans for today’s post. The highlight of this weekend with Ankle Biter and I was our plan on going to the zoo today. Y’see, every year the Magnetic Hill Zoo is open every Sunday in March for “winter hours”, where they only ask for donations as opposed to their regular fee.
So off we went at 11 o’clock in order to beat the crowds. When we got there, however, we quickly realized that a lot of other people were thinking the same thing we were. A LOT.
No biggie, though. We weren’t in any hurry to do anything or go anywhere in particular, so spending a lazy Sunday looking at animals was all we were concerning ourselves with.
But really, they were only a couple of the few animals who were out in plain view. It’s odd, because last year when Rugrat was visiting me the animals were EVERYWHERE…and the two of us had a really good time together (she actually called me today, too…but that’s not really relevant to this post).
I ended up taking a couple more pictures of Ankle Biter and the animals…in fact, we were only at the second animal exhibit on our trek…when the bottom fell out of my plan and my camera batteries died.
Are you frickin’ kidding me??
I’m big on pictures. I’m really big on taking pictures of my kids because I never ever want to feel like I didn’t document or save a single moment that we share together.
Luckily for me, my phone was able to take a few pictures so the trip wasn’t completely lost…