#1. I was at Walmart on Friday and I got a call from the secretary at my kids' school telling me that Luke had a seizure in the school lunch line, passed out and hit his head. I was standing in the deli section looking at the ham and cheese. My heart stopped and I couldn't even think. I instantly started crying and a worker told me just to leave and he would take care of my cart full of groceries (as if I was worried about that..but I appreciated the gesture.)
By the time I got to school, the ambulance was outside with the lights flashing. I hurried inside and saw the gurney outside the office. When I got to Luke, he looked totally fine except that he was covered in syrup. The EMTs told me they didn't think he had a seizure..just passed out and landed on a girl's lunch tray. Other than Luke telling the EMTs some stuff about Ryan learning how to flip the bird, no harm done. Luke was only concerned about getting his faux hawk back up and we headed home.
But I will tell you, in that short drive to the school from Walmart, a lot of things got put into perspective for me. All of the stupid little things I stress about completely disappeared and I was just concerned about my amazing, sweet, smart boy. I am still so glad he is okay.
In his new blazer and tie on Sunday. He doesn't wear the 'hawk to church
#2. I was at Harmon's yesterday back in the ham and cheese section again (maybe the universe is trying to tell me to not make chicken cordon bleu for dinner!) All of a sudden, I heard a man yelling at the top of his lungs at the woman next to me. I heard her say "They're not my children." I looked over and Buster was running around with a roasting stick (for roasting marsh mellows.) The man began yelling at me "Your kids are F-ing out of control...you need to control your children!) He picked the wrong lady to yell at, especially about my kids. I screamed back in his face "It's none of your damn business! My kids are fine. Get away from me!" I was seriously ready to jump on his back and kill him with my bare hands. Remember this incident? Yeah..like that.
Right at that moment, his mentally handicapped grown adult son jumped out holding a roasting stick and yelling the F word at me. Mayhem people!
I just grabbed my kids and started down the aisle. My neighbor Tom English happened to walk up right at that moment and asked what was going on. I told him and burst into tears. He gave me a quick hug and then went busting over to the two men and yelled "You got a problem..you deal with me!" I honestly thought they were going to go to blows! Loooong story short, the two men were escorted from the store by security and I got a 25$ gift card for my troubles. I was very very grateful for my awesome neighbor for being in the right place at the right time.
#3. Today I was at Gymboree with Buster and he was begging for my 44 oz Diet Coke. Yes, the child loves Diet Coke..I'm a sub par mom. I gave it to him to pacify him and moments later he dropped it on the floor and it sprayed all over a rack of clothing. While I was cleaning it up with an entire roll of paper towels..he came and walked through it and slipped and fell into the mess...getting completely wet. This incident was the most minor of the three but it was a nightmare to clean up.
Soooo, I am avoiding any kind of store for the next while. I guess I can't stop shopping completely. I still have to return to Walmart to pay for the half eaten bag of Snicker's bars that were in my cart when we rushed out!