So Lee and the dogs were out of town last Friday through this Wednesday. Oh good lord people, that was a long time to be a single parent---and the sad part is that even Lee will tell you he hardly helps out with the kids *that* much....so the fact that I noticed his absence probably had a lot to do with the fact that showers were hard to come by and my most elaborate conversations were with a 2 year old :-P
So anyways, Lee's claim to fame in the helpful catergory is taking care of the dogs---and so I sure did send them with him on his hunting trip LOL. Well, apparently Griffin ate/did something that made him ill because yesterday he wouldn't eat or poop, he started puking last night, still wouldn't eat this morning, etc. etc. I knew about his issues last night but didn't think it was a huge problem---just an upset stomach. So imagine my shock and horror when Lee calls me at 7am and basically says "I"m just walking into work but wanted to tell you that you need to get Griffin to the vet today because I think he might be dying---maybe a blockage or something---still won't eat" etc. etc. Basically I stopped listening and started getting pissed at "he might be dying" and the fact that he still went to work and left me with dealing with two little ones and a sick dog while trying to find a vet (we hadn't found one since moving here) ....and any mom knows mornings are crazy with getting dressed, breakfast, and all that crap. So anyways, to make a long story (rant) short my mom saved the day and took the morning off work and got Griffin into her vet and all is well. He's not dying. He does have inflamation and they gave him some meds---something flared him up whether it be something he ate or whatever....but it's not life threatening. However, *Lee's* life is the one in jepordy after that little stunt, so I guess you could say that currently it's my husband, and not the dog, who's in the dog house! :-P
In other news, I'm planning to go xmas shopping without kids this weekend (revenge is sweet Lee! Enjoy them :-) ....and I still have no idea what to get Brielle. We've got Xmas and her birthday...and while I know that a baby her age doesn't NEED anything really, I would hate for her first Xmas photos to be her with nothingness watch Raya open presents haha. So anyone have ideas? We've got the basic toys covered---Raya's hand me downs. I'm trying to avoid things that take up tons of space. Anything "special" that your little ones got for their first Christmas? Or do you have grand ideas for your own kid that you wanna share? :-)
To end, today I'm thankful that my puppy is fine! And I'm also thankful for the weekend, because let me tell ya, Mama NEEDS A BREAK! :-) Happy Friday everyone!