Thursday, February 15, 2007

No love on Valentines

I thought this Valentine's Day was going to be so special and I've been looking forward to it for the past two weeks. I made reservations for us to go to Rosa Mexicano, a restaurant in Atlantic Station. Our dear friends offered to babysit for us. I was thrilled at the prospects of having a night out on the town, especially after Allen was sick all last weekend.

I awoke yesterday at 6am to work out. Then I prepared our home to host playgroup, which was a special Valentine's Day playgroup, where we decided to merge two playgroups together. It was very crowded, but a lot of fun. The older kids exchanged Valentines which was so cute. I was exhausted after everyone left and thinking about how much I was going to enjoy the evening out.

Then Allen got home and we exchanged our cards and little gifts. We packed up and headed to our friend's house to drop Everett off. We were halfway there and Everett threw up in the car. We pulled the car over and attempted to clean him up and then headed home. When I called the restaurant to cancel our reservations, I was crying. So, we got home, cleaned things up and Allen headed out to pick up a pizza to at least salvage some of the evening. While he was gone, Everett threw up again.

As we were cleaning all of that up, our septic tank overflowed into our downstairs bathroom, which made it impossible to do laundry...even though I was halfway through washing our car seat cover, clothes, towels, etc. Plus our washing machine is having issues anyways, which Allen has been meaning to fix, but alas he was sick all last weekend. So, then we had a sick kid on our hands with towels, clothes, etc. all needing to be washed and piling up. And water in the downstairs bathroom that had to be cleaned up. Yuck!

At 9pm we sat down to eat our cold pizza and then went upstairs to take care of Everett who continued to throw up through most of the night and into today. My sweet husband got up with him most of the night. It was a memorable Valentine's Day to say the least. I've gotten over it now, but I have to say I was pretty disappointed last night. I'm just hoping that this stomach virus leaves our house quickly and especially that none of the kids that were here at playgroup will get infected, as it seems Everett was exchanging more than just Valentines.


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Brian Prentiss said...

Wow! Katie told me about this, but it sounds even worse in print. Whenever I'm having a bad day I'll reread this post to remind me, it's not so bad!