After getting up at 2am and spending the day at the hospital with my sister, I still had quite a few things of my own to do because both of my boys had events at their schools that night. I quickly realized that there are things you just shouldn't do on 2 hours sleep!
Shop. I received an email the night before the girls arrived saying that Big Guy had to wear church shoes for his band concert or he would receive a failing grade. Big Guy wears tennis shoes to church so I had to go pick him up from school and take him shoe shopping. Shoe shopping + two boys + two hours sleep = you want that? O.K! We left the store with not only the church shoes, but also a brand new pair of skateboarder tennis shoes for Big guy. Was Big Guy over the moon? Oh, yes, but neither my husband or I were happy when I realized I dipped into my overdraft account. I haven't done that before, but apparently on two hours sleep... I really can't do math!
Favors for a friend. On Monday before all the excitement had begun I had created an invitation for a jewelry party that Amusing is having. On Tuesday afternoon when I got home from the hospital I tried to fill in all the details for her so that she could get it sent out. She emailed and said, "I know you are tired, but I never thought you would be so tired that you would forget my phone number!" I have no idea whose phone number that was.
Attend Public Events. Those school events for my boys? Oh boy. I have this problem when I get tired. I get giggly. Even when there is nothing funny. Then I tend to say things kind of louder than I intended. Here are just a few of the outrageous things I did:
- At Little Guy's program (which was for his Gifted Class), she was explaining all the learning styles. She stated that Little Guy was one of the students in the class that was primarily visual. I looked at him and said, "Just like your Daddy!" He looked at me all confused and then I realized.... learning, Visual LEARNING!
- I finally found a seat at the high school auditorium and sat down. I said, "Wow! These seats were made for fat chicks." Three rows around me burst out laughing and one lady said, "You aren't kidding, sister."
- My only non-giggly moment was seeing my Big Guy and his friends up there performing their first ever band concert. I was so proud of them. These kids have been together since kindergarten and they just looked so "grown". *sniff*
- One of the older bands had an instrument that was really off key. That really started my giggles.
- When the high school band came out and played a rendition of Jingle Bells mixed with teh patriotic song "Hooray for the Red, White and Blue", I was wiping the tears out of my eyes.
- On the way to the car, I asked Big Guy, "Why did you park so far away from the auditorium?" He said, "Mom, I didn't drive, silly!" I said, "You must have because I don't remember driving us here!" I seriously think I saw both boys bow their head in prayer at that moment. Ha!