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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Some Like It Hot



Hey there :) Yeah for the end of school!!!

I got up at 7am, got the kids ready and out the door, and snuggled with Jimmy. Poor child still isn't feeling well. I gave him some Tylenol and laid him on the couch, and he watched part of a movie.

I got ready for a walk, and Hilary came over around 9am. We were gonna walk in the neighborhood for about 30 minutes, then my Visit Teachers were coming at 9:45am. Hilary's work is super close to my house, so we drove there real fast to fax in her time sheets. Well, it took longer than we expected, and we only got a 2 minute walk. hehehe. 2 minutes is better than nothing, right? Maybe? I'll just tell myself that - LOL

She dropped me back off at my house at 9:40am, and my VT'ers came shortly after that. Kayely's family is moving next week, and Chelsey's family is moving at the end of the summer. Our Ward is gonna look a lot different at the end of summer, I think.

Did I mention that Captain America got released out of the Bishopric? We have a new bishop now, with 2 new counselors. Captain America's hoping to get a calling with the Scouts. That'd be good for him. Either way, he'll have a LOT more time for us on Sundays, and get to sit with us! I'm looking forward to it :)

So after the Visiting Teachers left, Jake and Jimmy both woke up. Did I mention that Jimmy fell asleep at 9:30am, and was snoring SO loud? Poor baby. He's really not feeling so hot.

I got ready, and left the house at 11:30am. Jake was playing Wii, and Jimmy was vegging on the couch. We were giving him Tylenol every 4-6 hours, and he'd feel a tiny bit better, but just mostly laid around. Crackers and Gatorade are all he ate. Poor baby :(

I went to Hilarys house, and Julie came over too. We hung for a bit, made a Sonic run, and even went to the Mall so Hilary could pick up a pair of Denim Shorts for Paul. It was a very nice afternoon.

The kids were all excited about it being the last day of school. But mostly, they were excited about NO MORE SCHOOL, and I was kinda excited about it too.

It was SUPER hot today. Over 100. Joe and Tom played outside in the slip and slide for the longest time. They had a good time.

At 6:30pm, I put on a movie for the kids, and gave Jake instructions for the night, and Captain America and I left for our date at 6:40pm. We met Paul and Hilary at BJ's the restrauant. The wait was 45 minutes. We sat and chatted and waited, but it was fun.

I had the chicken and salad and veggies again, and it was DIVINE. I really liked it. Captain America got the same, Hilary got the salmon, and Paul got some chicken thing. It smelled pretty good.

After dinner, we drove back on post, and went to the movies. "The Losers" was playing. Yeah, I was sleepy, and didn't make it through the movie. I fell asleep the last 20 minutes or so. I'll watch it again later, I'm sure :) hehehe.

When we got home, we found Jimmy puking in the bathroom. Poor little guy. At least he'd woken himself up and gone to the bathroom. I gave him some more meds, some Gatorade, and got him set up on the couch. With a "puke bowl", just in case. I sure hope he feels better tomorrow.

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19 comments:

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Jun. 05, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Sorry...I just don't understand how you can leave your sick child home most of the day and then go out for the night. Poor guy. Hope he feels better soon.

Bethany said...

If a child is sick and sleeping on the couch, and I make sure he has fluids, and medicine, and something to watch on TV, what more can I do for the poor thing? He napped most of the time I was gone.

I was here in the morning, and in the afternoon. And I left him with someone legally able to babysit, who'd been "babysitter" trained, and gets paid for his "services". We were in cell phone contact the entire time.

Honestly, because he's sick, I'm supposed to sit on the couch with him the whole time? So lets say I didn't leave the house.

Could I have been in the ktchen cooking? Or in the bedroom cleaning? Or in the laundry room doing laundry? Or in the backyard?

Because if I'd stayed home, I wouldn't have sat on the couch the entire time with him. I'd have been doing chores and things around the house.

And if a parent works and their child is sick, is it not ok to leave them with a babysitter/child care worker? Don't parents do that all the time? Not that I was working, but in practice it's the same.

Every child is different. Some require a lot of attention. Others are more self sufficient. Jimmy is a very "easy" sick kid. He just lays there, drinks fluids, watches cartoons, and sleeps. Other of my kids are not so easy. I think it's important to know each of your kids, and what to do to help them.

As for going out for the night, again, he had a competent babysitter. When we got home and he was puking, and that was the first time. It's not like we left him home alone. THAT would be inexcuseable. Jacob is a VERY good babysitter, and takes very good care of Jimmy (and the others). He made sure Jimmy had pleanty of fluids, and a pillow and a blanket.

OK, I'm done defending myself. :)

Hilary said...

I think this must be the same anonymous who attacked last time. Funny how this anonymous is too afraid to leave a real name. You have nothing to defend yourself on because you are a great mom. But I guess since I work and I've left sick children at home, while my husband and I worked, makes me a horrible mom too?

Funny thing is, I am sure anonymous has a horrible, unfulfilling life, which is why he or she feels the need to attack someone who doesn't! Bethany, you are a wonderful, awesome mom and your kids love you. I see that everyday! Forget about anonymous. And I think next time anonymous needs to grow some balls, or at least sew some one, and identify themselves!

Hilary said...

By the way, does it make me a bad mom that while I was at work, my husband went and took my teenager out of school to wait for the FedEx guy while he (my husband) went back to work? It was a very important package we were waiting for that required a signature.

Anonymous said...

Yes, by my book that all makes you both irresponsible mothers. Your kids are lucky they have better siblings than parents. It is not only the sick thing it is a conbination of actions that shows you dont care. By at least for our enjoyment you do produce wonderful wordart!

Hilary said...

What a sad, sad, sad person you are!

TJ said...

Anonymous,
Next time you call someone out, make sure you are out of your glass house. How dare you speak that way of someone you do not know, because if you did know her, then you would not be saying these things. Maybe you should look in the mirror and tell yourslf how perfect you are and that you never are in a situation that calls for for you do something "unthinkable". You seriously need to be more respectful when talking to people.


Bethany, Hugs girl. We know you are an awesome mother. That is all that matters.

Your Friend,
Teri

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry and I'm trying not to judge. I'm a friend of Hilary's. I hate to say this to you. But you should have been the one with your sick child. Not a babysitter especially your teenage son. I believe you said he was a teenager. Anything could have happened within seconds. It seems like you were gone most of the day. Not cool! I am leaving this as anonymous because it won't let me sign on. I'm Veronica's mom Rae. And if my daughter ever did this I would tell her as well. Oh, and I'm not the original anonymous just couldn't sign in for some reason. I know that Hillary posted that you are a good mom, but you should have been with your sick child. The truth sometimes hurt.

TJ said...

It is all a matter of opinion. We all do not parent our kids the same way. What you do may work for you, but may not work for someone else. Everyone is different and we need to respect that. She did not endanger her child in any form so it should not even be in issue for any of us to comment this much on.. Like I said before, we need to be a little more respectful.

Anonymous said...

I would much rather have my mom take care of me than my older brother. :( I'm not saying you did anything legally wrong or that you don't have the right to choose to leave him. Just that if I was a sick preschooler, I would rather have my mom home.

I hope Jimmy is feeling better!

dnahudak01 said...

some people need to mind their own business....sorry but it irks me when someone, esp annonymously, judges u. and he was a lil sick not dying..... rolling eyes.

dnahudak01 said...

oh and btw- i hope jimmy gets well soon. and i do not think ur a bad mom.

Dawn said...

Where is your statue "Anonymous" I mean there must be one seeing how your the perfect parent,assuming you even have children.

Vickilyn said...

I don't know how anybody can read your blog and not know what a loving & caring individual you are! There are days I know more about your life and kids than friends I live near!

JMHO on the subject. I don't think you have a reason to defend yourself.

And I love your word art! Thanks for making it :)

Nana said...

Thank you so much for this...it is positively hades in Az. A group of us went to lunch yesterday, the photo of us waiting to be seated if pitiful - hair all depoofed and faces glistening... except for that one 'always unmeltable gal'...she likes it hot.

Suzan said...

You're a great mom and don't let anyone tell you something different just for leaving him alone. You're right when you say that when you would have been home you wouldn't sit on the couch the whole time as well.
Hope Jimmy feels better soon again :)
Thanks for the Wordart and for letting us read your 'diary' :)
Hugs

Slow said...

Thank you very much for sharing

Kathleen in Canada said...

LOL... I got onto a parenting forum regularly and it's amazing how the most perfect parents are the ones who spend their free time criticizing other Mom's online rather than spending time with their own kids (talk about pot calling kettle black). And Anon? Who do you think taught the siblings to be nice and care about each other? Could it be perhaps their parents?

I work and my teen/pre-teen kids spend (gasp) two hours alone together before school and even more time together this summer. Such trauma and bad parenting to let kids spend time alone together. Who knows what bonding experiences they could end up having :o)