I'm a married mother of one beautiful little very active girl. I work a part-time job as a restaurant bartender/server and am currently working on my MBA. Trying to juggle everything is a challenge but it is possible.
I almost didn't get this post done on time but today is baby girl's birthday. I really can not believe that she is three-years old already. She has grown up so fast and I wish that I could put the breaks on it....(when she gets out of the terrible twos / threes).
I have been meaning to finish this post for almost two weeks...yeah, I know I suck.
It is so rare that I actually have weekends off to spend time with baby girl. So I was so excited to be getting a Saturday to have a girl's day. I never would have thought that this particular Saturday would be the day my heart would stop.
Let me rewind a little and tell you about our day. The day was all planned out. We were going to go to one of her boyfriend's birthday parties at the park and then we would go swimming at her 'cousin's' house. Sounds like a pretty fun day.....doesn't it.
Well, we get to the park for the birthday party. Of course she had to wear her favorite dress and bow; even though I told her we would be playing at the playground and going to the zoo. We opened presents and had a little cake and then the kids all darted off to the playground. Me being the very amateur photographer that I am; I wanted to try to get some good pictures. I began shooting pictures and when someone asked to see the pics I realize that I left my memory card at home...UGH! Things like this are pretty typical of me. You can ask the hubby if you don't believe me.
The day continues on (sorry no pics) and we spent five hours at the park/zoo. Let me give you a little insight about me. I absolutely hate cold weather but my body doesn't really care for extreme heat either. I was sweating in places you wouldn't believe. I was very ready to leave, get cleaned up and hit the pool.
We went home got freshened up and drove over to the pool. The girls had so much fun (sorry still no pictures). This seemed like a perfect ending to the day. All that was left to do was go home eat dinner and go to bed. It had been a long day for both of us. Neither one of us got a nap and we get a little cranky when we don't get our naps.
OK...this is where things get exciting....ready?!?
Right now I am driving my father-in-laws Chevy S-10 truck that is a manual. It is a two seater so baby girls ride up front with me in her car seat. This has cause problems before. Anyway, baby girl likes to climb in on the driver side and then climb into her car seat...I have no ideal why. So I open the door and before I knew it baby girl had pulled the break release on the dashboard right next to the door. Oh did I mention that we are parked on a steep hill? At this point everything became a blur. I was trying to get her out of the way and stop the truck from rolling into the street.
And that's when it happen....
MY HEART STOPPED!!!!
All of a sudden I hear baby girl let out a scream like I have NEVER heard before.
Baby girl was on the front end of the truck so I couldn't see her. As I am running to get her all I could picture in my mind was the worst. I had never been so scared in all of my life. When I got to her I saw her holding her ankle and screaming. I didn't even look at it at the time. I just picked her up and ran back to the house. When we got inside I got a good look at her foot and ankle and it was looking pretty bad. I was trying my hardest to remain calm so that she wouldn't freak out. We got all the scraps cleaned up and then I did the wiggle your toes test and moved her ankle around a little bit. Nothing seem to be broken so I thought maybe it just got scraped up pretty bad.
A pic of her scraped up ankle
Being that baby girl is truly my mini-me; after she stopped screaming (she never cried) the first thing she said was: "Mama, my nail polish is gone." REALLY....that's what you're worried about?!?
I was going to wait to see how her foot was the next day before I took her to the doctor. We went to Walgreens to get more bandages and went home to eat dinner. While she was playing with her food; I looked down and notice that her foot was beginning to swell...oh crap!
Thank God, her daddy got off early and I met him at the door to tell him what happened. We called baby girl's doctor to see if we needed to go to the hospital. She told us that she would recommend it.
So,we head to the hospital for baby girl's first emergency room visit. Since she is my daughter I'm sure this won't be the last. They called us back pretty quickly and asked what happened and took a few x-rays of her foot and ankle. I was so proud of baby girl because she was so cooperative even though she has been up since 7AM and it is now 10:30PM.
they had to make a splint for her foot
We ended up being at the hospital for three hours just for them to tell us they can't tell if anything is broken or fractured because she is so young. They said we would have to take her to a orthopedic doctor on Monday.
The next day baby girl began to try to walk on her foot and it didn't bother her too much. I was so excited because that meant that it was not broken. We took her to the orthopedic doctor and the final verdict was that it was just a sprain and she would have to keep it wrapped up for about a week.
This was really good news especially since baby girl's birthday is in two weeks. Her birthday party is at a gymnastic studio. Do you know how bad that would suck if she couldn't play at her own party?
Well, that was my weekend. How was your's? Better I hope.
I've been working in the restaurant for about five or six years and I have seen some crazy stuff. I know you think I'm talking about the staff but I'm talking about customers. I have come to the conclusion that people are just nasty for no particular reason. If you are one of the people that I'm about to talk about...GOOD! Because you need to be called out for your nastiness.
*Disclaimer: If you have a very weak stomach; you may want to stop reading now*
1. If you are the two people that came into my restaurant with your grandkid and let him throw up at the table while you continued to eat...you deserve to be slapped. That is not only ridiculous; it is nasty. How could you continue to eat with vomit on the table? Then you get upset when your server won't clean it up for you.
2. To the lady that come in threw up on her plate and told the manager that she wanted another meal...Shame on you. Oh, and please stop writing bad checks and get a purse. Nobody wants your nasty boob money.
3. Please to all the parents out there...STOP changing your baby's diapers at the table and leaving the diaper for someone else to clean up. This is why there are baby changer in the bathroom. Please use them next time. Please and Thank You!
4.Hey you!...yes you. Yeah, I just saw you drop that on the floor and eat it. A word of advise....you might not want to do that. Do you know how many people walk on that ground on a daily basis?
And last but not least...the Pièce de résistance:
5. Let's talk restroom etiquette:
This is more for the 'ladies'(if you can call them that). If you know you have the bubble guts please excuse yourself from the table in time to make it to the toilet. DO NOT...I repeat...DO NOT take a crap on the floor and toilet. That is just *enter expletive* nasty!!! Oh, and then there is the lady that not only didn't make it to the toilet in time she left her panties at the scene of the crime.
Also please dispose of your sanitary items is an appropriate manner. This does not mean on the floor or the sink counter. Do you do that at home? I hope not!
What the heck is wrong with these people?!?
I apologize but I just had to get this off of my chest...
The day was just like any normal day. I was off but took little bit to school so I could get caught up on some of my homework. There is nothing like spending you day off writing papers, answering discussion questions, and of course doing a little laundry.
Well, after I got done with my homework; I went to go pick up baby girl from school. The previous week she began getting notes on her daily sheet saying that she was not listening. This was a little odd because she never had trouble in school...now home is a totally different story. Wen I got to the school she was so excited to tell me that she was good in school and did not get a note on her paper.
As a little treat I let her decide what she wanted for dinner. Go figure..she wanted Burger King and wanted to eat outside by the playground. The weather was great that day so I decided what the heck...why not?!? We got up to the counter to order and I pulled my debit card out of my pocket. The problem is that my card was completely split in half. My card was already splitting but I was holding on to it for dear life. It finally decided to give out on me today. It was quite embarrassing because they can't just enter the number; they have to swipe the card. The cashier called the manager out and the manager; who proceeded to try to tape my card back up for me.
Then she turned and looks at me and said
"You know you can get a new card for free...right"
"yes, I'm aware of that; I just haven't had time to go to the bank."
Anyway we were able to finally get the card to swipe and got out food. We went outside to the playground an one of her friends happened to be there too.He is one of baby girl's favorite friends at the school. The two of them ran around the playground for what seemed like hours. It was so cute...if one of them lost the other; they would come as us where the other one was.
The next thing I know they are both standing by the bridge and he gives baby girl a hug...no big deal. Well baby girl decided to reciprocate by planting a big kiss on his lips!!!!
Did I just witness my daughter's first kiss? Or is this just the first one that I have seen?
His mom and I just looked at each other completely stunned. The first thing she said is is to make sure I tell my husband that it was baby girl that initiated the kiss.
Baby girl is only two...she is not suppose to be kissing boys yet. I am sooooo not ready for this.