Survival of the Fittest.....Am I Fit?!?!
My sister's bridal shower was this weekend.....and I didnt make it to the end.
If you have followed this blog, you know that I "gave up" my wedding bitterness. Well, I am trying to anyways. Long story short, I am the maid of honor for my sister's wedding in May and the shower was this weekend. We had 36 people there---yes, that is a TON of people for a shower! Grace was there in all her flower girl glory......until she wasnt there! Half way through the shower, she exploded.....from both ends! I ended up leaving the shower in the middle of gift opening to take her home. I just couldnt subject all our friends and family to Grace's crying and sickness anymore.
5 miles from home, she threw up.....all over herself, the car seat, and my car. Now, I can handle toddler runny noses and can even handle blood but I cannot handle throwing up! So here I was, all dresses up from the shower, peeling nasty clothes off my toddler while she is screaming her head off. I had pulled into a gas station to clean her up....I bet all those people filling up their cars thought I was a horrible mother because the screaming was loud and (if I am allowed to say it) a little pitiful sounding! We got home and she has been fine ever since.
So another bridal event has passed and, even though I tried my hardest not to be bitter and to enjoy myself, I didnt survive! Saturday was the longest parenting day so far. I didnt know how to make Gracie feel better, I was emotionally drained from the shower and from taking care of a sick child, and I just had a tough time with it.
No real "moral to the story" here. Just wanted to share my tough day. In the end, I guess I am "fit" because I am here to tell the story today. The hubbt came home from golfing Saturday afternoon and yesterday took over most of the parenting so that I could treat myself to a manicure (thats already chipping!!!).