Monday Funday

26 Mar

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I knew today would be a lighter medical day. I loaded up on blood products over the weekend so I could have at least one uninterrupted day of plans with family. Sunday night Adam and I pulled out the calendar and the weather forecast deciding when would be best for each planned event. The forecast for Monday was sunny but chilly. We planned an indoor event after my return from my labs. Children’s museum it is, we hear its the best around. Here is where I would love for you to be impressed because I got online to see how far it was to decide if we would walk or drive. In the meantime I discovered there was a groupon and it was 53% off! Are you impressed? With excitement I purchased them and made plans of printing and off we went. As we neared the building it seemed strangely quiet. But then again I thought there aren’t that many families with a bizarre situation likes ours I guess it makes sense. As the five of us charge through the door with excitement the lady at the entrance welcomes us and politely informs us they are closed on Mondays….unimpressed. This is not a high point as a parent. The kids are deflated, life couldn’t be worse, how are we ever going to have fun today?….you get the gist. Hard to recover.

We tried hard. Smoothies were on the menu for lunch. We tackled that feat with ease and fun. Nap time worked for Mollie, which is always a relief. Paige’s 8th birthday is while they are here. One of her birthday surprises while here was a tea at American Girl, but since we don’t plan to be in Houston on her birthday, I bumped up the tea to yesterday in hopes of a full recovery from the am mishap. We pulled up to the store there was excitement and giggles. We endured the tea. A pricey lesson to learn. Paige didn’t care much about the tea event, and the food was horrible. I am still trying decide if this is a recovery. Then the shopping begins. We learned a few things, Paige is like her mother, decisions are overwhelming and painful. The list is endless of what a kid might want in this store. After a long ninety minutes of waffling, contemplating, crying and deciding we walked out of the store with things they had always hoped for. I decided I am certain we don’t have to return. Online shopping is much easier and relaxing. The jury is still out as to a full recovery. We will try again today!

As the mom I take great joy in being together, as the kid I know somewhere down deep they feel the same, but the plans matter too. I am still adjusting to the “emotional” children I have adopted. Continue to pray for our girls as they try so hard to grasp this new normal. We still tackle hard questions often….why does mom have cancer? Why is she in Houston? Why isn’t God hearing me?

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7 Responses to “Monday Funday”

  1. Tera March 26, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Enjoy, go with the flow….Memories are being made :) . The are happy to just be with you!!!!!

  2. aunt sue March 26, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Praying for tears to lead to laughter

  3. Lee Ann March 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    I am praying for you all as everything is new and not much is normal. The night before your family came I had a difficult night sleeping with just a little stitch in my eye and Kyra next to me tossing and turning. I used the wake up calls to pray for you all. As I prayed early that morning I pictured you in a big bed surrounded by your girls and as if someone else was singing the words to Great is thy Faithfulness. Earnestly praying for strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow… for all of you!

  4. Brit W. March 26, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    STILL impressed even though the groupon didn’t work. ;) Because you and Adam are incredible parents, and you’re using these situations as times to teach them about Christ. I will continue to pray for the girls as you help them tackle the big questions at an early age. Love, Brit

  5. Vicki March 27, 2013 at 5:35 am #

    I am glad the girls and Adam are with you. Make those memories!

  6. Julie March 27, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Oh, why do plans never go right. Great intentions mama! That the best we can do sometimes :)

  7. Tina Wilson March 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    Allie,
    Glad your family is with you! Natalie would be impressed that you made it to an American Girl Store. She was a big fan of American Girl but we never made it to a store. Hope you are enjoying the weather. It has to be better than here. We’ve had snow/snow showers every day!

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