I felt bad. Not just because of my facial swelling, but rather because the kids Grammy, Great Grammy and Aunt Pud had made the long drive here to celebrate the kids birthday with them; yet here I was feeling not so right with the world. Between running to the different emergency centers and trying to keep the swelling contained; my time with them was limited. Fortunately for me, the gals stopped over Friday night, once they arrived in town, to check out our new kitchen, visit and laugh. Thankfully we had that time together.
On Saturday as I spent my day with the various emergency centers around town, Grammy picked up the kids to give them their own specialized day of birthday shopping and treats. For the boy a trip to Game Stop, Barnes and Nobles and Target filled up his shopping cart. Once he finished getting everything (and I mean everything) on his list, Grammy took him to Panera’s for a nice treat before lunch. The boy was in heaven with his new haul and couldn’t wait to play with all his goods.
The doll’s shopping excursion took place in the afternoon following ballet, where she, her dad and Grammy ventured out to different stores in search of more “grown-up” things. Evidently video games, Yugioh cards and books are not on the top of her lists. Instead she picked out a new pair of school shoes, a create your own pillow set and a comforter for her bed. “Doll, um, weren’t you interested in getting something more, uh like a toy?” I asked her. “Well, I really needed some new shoes and I freeze at night and this comforter is soooooo warm” she replied. Once their shopping commenced, Grammy treated the doll and her dad to lunch, eating at one of the oldest establishments in town.
Later in the evening, I opted to stay home. While I felt fine, I just wasn’t up to all the stares that would come from others taking a gander at the girl with the ballooned head. So I wished everyone well and sent them on their way. The kids and hubby enjoyed the opportunity to spend some one on one time with their loved ones while I stayed home and watched TV.
Not the most exciting weekend we’ve ever had, well, not in the way we would have liked, but rewarding just the same.