After discovering that the ducks had flown south, we decided to go play in the dentist's office. They have toys, a video arcade and kid's movies on all over the office. On the way in, Ethan tripped and fell flat on the asphalt. He took a small chunk out of his elbow, and was bleeding everywhere. He was naturally, screaming bloody murder, totally acceptable for that type of injury. To add to it, Javi hates the site of blood and was having one of his freak outs. Probably worse than normal, since he had some anxiety about going to the dentist. Kaylee was in a carrier strapped to my chest, so she had to put her two cents in too. I was ready to have a meltdown myself! I must have looked like a complete nutcase to all the people that saw us. I was trying to calm Ethan, get him cleaned up, while Javi was flipping out and not following directions. I know I should have stayed calm, since it wasn't doing any good to raise my voice to Javi to follow directions, but it was just one of those situations where I totally lost it. Hey, we all have them at one time or another.
I did manage to get a towel from the office to get Ethan cleaned up. We went outside until he was calm and ready to go back in. At that point, I was ready to cry. Everyone was staring at me and I felt like a complete psycho for having lost my cool. I am not normally like that, but I have been noticing that my moments of insanity have been more frequent lately. I think having SN kids really takes its toll on you.
My husband and I haven't really had a break in a while. We haven't actually been on a date in about six and a half months. We have gone out for coffee a couple times for an hour or less while Kay was on ACTH, but that's the extent of it. Fortunately, we are getting one this Saturday! Couldn't have come a moment sooner! We are going on a 5 hour wine tasting event on Saturday for a friend's birthday. We are taking a limo to a few different wineries. Ahhh...no children, no ABA, no tantrums (at least I hope not). I can't wait! Most important it will give my husband and I a chance to socialize with other couples as a couple. It will give us some quality time together, doing something other than raising children, working and keeping a house.