Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dilemma and a Rant

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Ok, now that I've gotten that out of the way I can move on.
I don't have anything specific today.

Here is my dilemma:
We are supposed to be traveling to Jonesboro, Arkansas tomorrow for my cousins wedding. I am on the verge of cancelling. Caleb isn't feeling great, still! He was diagnosed with RSV a few weeks ago, has had an ear infection, and it just plain crabby. Jonesboro is about a 9 hour drive for us. Both boys are usually really good in the car but still, we would have to stop often for diaper changes, meals, etc. I just don't think Caleb is up to it and I don't want to be dealing with all of that away from home. I feel just awful about not going. My favorite aunt & uncle, who live in Oregon, will be there and I hardly ever get to see them. It is such a tough decision.

This morning we had a play date at the mall "play place" (loads of germs, I know) with a couple of boys from Seth's class. The boys have been out of school for 3 weeks and go back on Tuesday. It has been so cold here over the last few weeks that I haven't taken them out at all. It was nice break and good for them to hang out and run around together. After an hour of running around we had lunch at the food court and headed home. They were both fast asleep when I pulled in the driveway.


And here is my Rant:
Let me back track a second to our time at the play area. So, Caleb is 13 months old. Most of the kids were anywhere from 2-6 years old. There were a couple of moms sitting in the corner with a younger infant, by the entrance, and right next to one of the climbing things (a pig). Caleb kept going over to play on the pig. They had a fluffy jacket and a stuffed elephant sitting there and he picked up the toy. To me this is completely normal behavior. That mom acted as if my child has some crazy disease and was a total B to him, a 13 month old. I moved Caleb back over to the other side by where we were sitting and he took off again for the pig. This time he picked up the jacket and again, the mom was a B. I picked up my kid, looked at the chick and as nice as I could said "he is just a baby too and you're supposed to leave your stroller & things outside of the play area" and just walked away. How would you have handled that? I was a bit hot, but was as nice as could be. Shortly after that she moved her strolled and junk outside. Did I over react? Should I have kept my mouth shut? My thought is, if you don't want your stuff touched by other kids, don't bring it to the play area or keep it out of reach. Ok, mommy rant over.

Well, this post is getting pretty long. Check back tomorrow-I'm planning my first give away and will have some of the details posted.

8 comments:

  1. OMG I just laughed so hard. I totally agree I need to shout out the new readers and ask for some love and to check their no-reply blogger status. I love ya girl.

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    1. So glad I can make you laugh! I still have not received any love. :(

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  2. Heck no you didn't over react! I think you handled it very well. Moms like that woman drive me crazy!!

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    1. Thanks, I could have very easily lost my cool!

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  3. Ughh...no you did not over react! I think you were nice! Jonesboro is not far from me. Well a little over an hour. I don't blame you if you don't go. Traveling is hectic enough with little ones but horrible when they don't feel well. Yay for a give away!

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    1. Giveaway is up! Yep, staying home I just can't handle a sick little one on the road.

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  4. I totally would have done the same thing!! Oh and I'm a new follower!! Hope your babies get better soon!!

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    1. Welcome, glad you're here! Thanks for the well wishes!

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