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Monday, May 09, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend

Here is the beautiful card that Griffin made for me that I will always cherish. It has three "special coupons" that are for hugs and kisses, for making mommy breakfast (watch out!) and for finding flowers. The card itself says: I love you very much. I love lots of things about you. Love, you son Griffin. Isn't that just adorable? It sure did melt my heart and make me cry because I was so touched by something so precious that my child made just for me, my first Mother's Day card.

Griffin and I went to South Carolina to see my mom and dad for the weekend and it would have gone smoothly had I not forgotten the bag that held everything in it and I didn't find out until we had arrived and mom asked me where our bag was. I said "Oh Shit" I placed my hands on either side of my mom's face and looked her straight in the eyes and said, "I forgot our bag, I left it in front of the apartment." I felt like such an idiot because it contained all of our medications and clothing that we needed. But it would be the medications that would be the real problem.

I had to call the on-call doctor to get him to call in to the 24 hour pharmacy for my meds because by this time it is past 10 p.m. and we get to the pharmacy around midnight. Once there I find out that my meds for 2 days and 2 nights is going to cost me about $143.00 just for 4 different meds and about 10 pills!!!! Is that not insane? I am glad that I have insurance and I don't have to pay for those meds on an everyday basis. It was all worth it for the time that Griffin got to spend with his Nana and Papa. I also enjoyed spending time with mom on Mother's Day and watching how happy Griffin is when he is around her/them and seeing my dad too. I can't say that I would do it over again but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

While we were there Griffin, Nana, and I ventured off towards the lake to go fishing because they live right on the lake but I am sad to say that it was unsuccessful. Griffin lost his patience after going through the woods and then waiting for the hook to be baited with corn (that's all we had) so by the time he got the rod in his hands he slung it through the air and slammed it down on the dock and lost the corn. We tried once more he got angry so we called it a day and left the scene. I guess that I know now that Griffin does not have the patience for fishing and there is no reason to invest in fishing equipment of any kind if he is going to get upset because he has to do some waiting while the fish hook is being baited or anything of that sort. Not only that but he is going to have to wait for the fish to bite and I don't know if that is going to upset him too. I think that maybe the novelty of fishing has worn off but we shall see.

6 comments:

RP said...

Your card is beatiful and I can understand why you will treasure it. I always keep the ones my boys make me. Its strange that you have just celebrated Mothers day, over here in the Uk ours is back in March. As for the fishing, thanks for sharing your experience, Little Man would like to go fishing but I worry about his patience and now I think we will need to go prepared with things to distract and a get out route incase he reacts the same! By the way I use to follow you as Superlittlemeen but have moved my blog to theramblingpages.blogspot.com
x

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Aspie boy didn't much enjoy his fishing trip with his Dad either, I think it takes a certsin kind of child - and adult - to enjoy fishing. Love the caRd, and just wondering if you got the bag back eventually?

Lora said...

@RP I think that patience is the key and if they have enough of that then the rest will fall in place.

@Blue Sky Yes, I got my bag back when I got home and while I was gone my dear neighbor kept it for me since I had left it outside. What a ding bat I am!

DeeAnn said...

Oh geez! That is always my biggest worry when travelling---forgetting medications. I'm glad it all worked out.

Casdok said...

Good to try these things though :)

Chris P-M said...

Sounds really frustrating! It seems like you were able to hold it together and think clearly (which is something I probably would not do!) We still haven't attempted the fishing thing. Maybe someday!