I write this post today on a verge of a nervous breakdown. I have no idea why life continues to beat me to a bloody pulp. Today was supposed to be the day that I got to watch Netflix and chill. HAHAHAHAHA why do I even try to relax?! I should never have expectations for anything other than a shit storm of crazy.
I woke up at 6:45 this morning to start boiling water for Connor’s bath before his first day of Second Grade. We got him ready to go and out the door on time. Halle-fuckin-lujah! I thought I was going to have a chill day after I got him sent off. That was a cute thought!
I get a phone call from Darren telling me that I needed to bring him another truck because he was pulled over by Department of Transportation and they wouldn’t let him leave. Greeeeaaaaat.
Let me just say, I have no idea what we would do without Darren’s family.
These people continue to amaze me with their support for each other. I have never witnessed a family that has each other’s backs so much.
So, after I get off the phone with Darren, I call his sister Bobi to see if she could come over and watch Chloe while I go rescue Darren and have her possibly get Connor from his first day of school because I had no clue how long this would take. I was so afraid to leave Chloe! Oh no! Not because of gluten filled food today, but because she fell off of a bar stool and landed right on her head. Holy fuckin’ shit! This was one of those parenting experiences where your heart sinks and your blood pressure rises! I was in the laundry room when it happened so I am not sure how she did it, but I am pretty sure she hit the floor head first. When this happened, I called my mother in law instantly and got her advice. Then, I text my sister in law Candy because I knew her daughters have had multiple concussions and she knew what to do.
They both helped me calm down and told me exactly what to watch for and when (and if) I needed to go to the ER. Yikes.
Luckily, she never exhibited any of the signs of a concussion and she seems to be perfectly fine. Thank you Jesus for doing me a solid on this one. I needed it.
So, after I call Bobi, she drops everything and tells me she is on her way. At this time, Darren calls again and says his brother Paul is on his way to pick up a truck and rescue him. Again, thank you Kidd family!!!! So, Paul shows up with his son Sean about the same time that Bobi shows up with her daughter Breanna. Bobi leaves Breanna with me and Bobi takes Sean to his dentist appointment for Paul. Are you lost yet? Because it gets better! Then, Paul leaves to rescue Darren and Bobi leaves for the dentist. Me, Chloe, and Breanna hang out for a little bit and I take her to her swim tryouts at 3. I get home from dropping her off 3 minutes before Connor gets out of school. Yep. That was fun!
Paul gets to Darren and the guys finish the job smooth sailing. DOT was on a power trip today and completely ruined our day for pure enjoyment. Thanks, fucker.
Now, it is 6 pm and I have yet to even think about a shower. Scratch that. Boiling water bath. The part for the water heater didn’t come today. Of course it didn’t! Why would it? Why would anything go my way??? I am so done with today. Darren will be home soon with a much needed bottle of whiskey and I will pray that tomorrow won’t be half this shitty, but I am just going to plan for another shit storm.
Even with all of this hell going on, I see the silver lining and I am beyond grateful for the Kidd’s. It is very comforting to know that I have the Kidd family for support. I love them so much and I am so thankful for being apart of such an amazing group of people.
Connor had a great first day of school. I was so glad for once he didn’t have to be a part of the crazy. I sent him with a Lunchable today and he came home with horrible diarrhea. I tried to explain to him that it was his food, but he just wanted it so bad. Pretty soon we will be packing him healthy, gluten free lunches. I just know it.
Life, stop. Just fucking stop. I really don’t know how much more I can take. I hope I look back at these blog posts in a year or so and remember that we can make it through anything. We always have, we always will. As long as you have good people around you that love you and take care of you, what else do you need?