V-Day...or in my house, regular Tuesday with hearts and whining.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Hearts, flowers, candy, jewellery, thoughtful cards, candlelit dinner...these are all things I did not get this Valentine's Day. In fact, my day would have been better if I'd had no "Valentines" at all! This is horrible to have to blog about, but I suggested this as a bonus in the Elite challenge this week myself and didn't want to be a hypocrite!
What I did get:
--One sick "baby". My four year old has been sick since Friday, REALLY sick since Sunday. Since Sunday, she's been up at night every 1-2 hours and sleeping in my bed (she is really sick), which means I'm not actually getting any sleep. Took her to the doctor yesterday morning...where they told me that she just has a virus and to ride it out. Baloney. This is not a virus. She's getting worse and worse, and I was told to bring her back Friday if she's not feeling any better. So I have to try to manage this for another 2 days, and hope we don't have to do to the ER before then. She has been bouncing back and forth between pathetic invalid and power meanie since Sunday...she's never been known to suffer in silence. :) So...this is turning out to be one miserable week based on the little sicky bear alone.
--One ungrateful 10 year old. Even though I'm super stressed over the Sick One, I'm exhausted, and quite frankly, never super cracked about V-Day in general (I've never been lucky enough to have a man who does anything on the day)...I still managed to make sure to pick up gifts for the girls and my hub, throw up some decorations, buy a heart shaped cookie cake, and get their favorite take out for dinner. I was feeling like an All-Star for managing this under the circumstances this week until my 10-year old looked disgustedly at my efforts and said, "What? We're not doing anything for Valentine's Day?" Seriously? What did she expect? She's TEN...and she's lucky she got ANYTHING! I don't care what kind of week I'm having...she's not getting diamonds or a mariachi band. "Not doing anything"...indeed.
--One soon to be ex-husband. I'm exaggerating...not really going to divorce him, but once again, he's managed to make Valentine's Day one of the crappiest days of the year (second only to my birthday). In addition to being ZERO help with either of the kids, the sick one or the brat, he got me nothing, did not even say Happy V-Day, and complained all night about his tooth...in explicit detail. I rented a movie for us to watch, to at least try to have some kind of together time yesterday...which he was "too busy" to watch. Mr. "my tooth hurts so bad I can't rock the sick one for 10 minutes so you can pee" spent the whole evening playing video games. Which were apparently so important, that he couldn't watch the movie that I picked out because HE wanted to see it, and could personally care less about.
--One sad, 30 minute walk. The only break I got from the field hospital today was to run out to pick up dinner...where they had lost our order. So while I was waiting for them to make the food, I walked up and down the plaza the store is located in. It was better than nothing, but it was not satisfying in the least, and did not make up for the fact that I missed Spin!
--Another sleepless night. The Sick One is still sick. 'Nuff said.
I know a lot of the single people on here were upset about V-Day, not having someone, having to see the "happy" people, etc. I just want to let them know they weren't missing anything. :)