Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Great Start to My Anniversary

Can I just vent a little...? Well, (as Kati says) it's my blog so I will. Today was a seriously HARD day. Ethan's dry skin around his mouth and legs got worse yesterday and so I called the doctor last night. They wanted to see him first thing in the morning. So, I got Ethan dressed and headed into town.

The doctor said that his health is fine - internally. But, that he has a bacterial infection probably from scratching the sores and then it got infected. So, he is on antibiotics for a week to help.

While I was in town I had some places to go to return items from Family Camp and to try and get the baby wipes from Walmart that never made it into my car when I purchased them. I pulled up to Walmart with Ethan already a little fussy. I got in line and thankfully was only the second person in line. Then, Ethan saw a balloon and started to whine for it - then cry - then scream. All while I am trying to explain to the lady that I didn't get the wipes in my cart. Then Ethan slapped me across the face. Wow! The lady said that I would have to go and get the baby wipes and then come back to the counter. Ok - I turn around and there was the line down past the bathrooms! Everyone is staring at me... I pulled Ethan over to the side and "talked into his ear" about his behavior. He continued to scream the whole way out the store... I really could of used some customer service at that time. Couldn't they have sent someone to get it for me? You know, $9 doesn't seem like a lot to some people but for my household it is. So, I left without the wipes AGAIN! Put Ethan in the car after his punishment and left for Stayton.

Ethan fell asleep and I thought, "Good. I can go to the Dollar Store and get my money back for them over charging me $7.50." Can you believe that I paid $7.50 too much and didn't notice until I got home and looked at the receipt? So, I carried Ethan in asleep in my arms. When they called the manager over she was very unhappy and said, "You really should of said something while she was ringing you up." HELLO! At this time Ethan woke up and saw the balloon cage filled with Mylar balloons! "It was obviously a mistake, since I didn't notice it until I got home. If I had noticed it I would of told the cashier." The screaming began. She called the store manager and they had to figure it out while my child is screaming so bad I have to rock him outside. I got my money back and had to sign the slip on the outside of the building.

Next was Safeway to get his medicine. On the way out, Ethan is flailing in my arms that my purse falls down with the meds all over the floor. I could of used a Good Samaritan today.

The whole way home Ethan screamed while trying to tear his car seat cover off. This is why it would be great to move back to Keizer... it was a 20 minute drive with screaming the whole way home.

When I finally put Ethan down he was quiet for five minutes until I hear him signing "gorilla" by beating his chest and yelling "Ahhhhh!" Then, "Hi!" to "Mama! Mama!" Oh bother... what a great start to my anniversary.

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh dear!

Nick and Jessica Gray said...

O my goodness that does sound like a great start to your anniversary. I feel so bad. It is one of the hardest thing though trying to do the shopping an get things done and then have a crying child. Especially when its only you. Korissa, hasn't done the screaming in the stores...yet... as of now the stores make her happy. Cars... not so much anymore. But when she does act like that with me.... I put her in her crib and let her cry and then she has to handle it on her own. mostly for her she is tired so it works..... I don't know what I would have done if I was 20 minutes out of town. I am a give up kinda gal so I would have left and went home and not worried about the errands. But you Hun... You are a brave girl. LOL. O yeah by the way. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY....

Kati said...

what is it with kids and their obsession with balloons?!?! Ben is the same way! It drives me nuts.......