So, I ended up going to that family thing I mentioned the other day. Yeah, I’m a sucker!
When I told my mom the situation on Saturday morning, she said there was no way she would go either. Even Sunday morning when I woke up the gears were turning as to how I was going to get out of going. But the guilt took over; not from my husband, but from myself.
We had a decent time though. Everyone was very friendly. As I mentioned in my previous post, we had to be on the road at the time that Peanut would normally be napping. She fretted and cried for the last hour of the trip up there and then finally fell asleep about five minutes before we arrived.
In spite of my efforts to take her out of the car every so carefully so that she would continue to sleep, once she heard someone else’s voice, she was up and ready to go again. It was so frustrating.
Going home was not much better. It was close to her bed time, and after being up all day (and having a crappy sleep the night before too — that’s a story for another time), she was worn out and cranky. She cried a good part of the way home too, until I asked her if she wanted some crackers.
By this time, hubby and I had switched spots; I was driving and he was in the back seat with her. He gave her one cracker and when she was done and said her, “peeeeeaaaas”, he gave her another. When she got to the third set of crackers in the pack, she started to pass out. Poor thing fell asleep with the cracker in her hand. If I was sitting in the back, I would have snapped a pic, but alas, you’ll have to take my word for it.
So that was it. There probably won’t be another family thing on my husband’s side for quite some time. Any of his family that wants to get together in and around Christmas will have to come to us, because there is no way I’m packing up a toddler and a newborn to travel almost two hours in Canadian winter weather to see them. Plus, I will still be recovering from surgery. Sorry. They can come to us.
I’m off now to the the pharmacy to find something that’ll knock out this heartburn. It’s been getting worse and worse lately and the Tums — even the extra strength ones — aren’t cutting it.