Valentine’s Surprise and Parental Fail

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Today has been a weird kind of day.  Both wonderful and slightly disorientating. 

Connor stayed home from school because…well, because.  In return for this consideration he had to help me whenever I wanted and I made him a long overdue Dr.’s appointment (with shots).  I also made a well check appointment for Emma also because she is going to be THREE next Tuesday…goodness, my baby…

During all this planning and working and such, I spoke to Chris about these plans and reminded him of Article 2 in the Parental Addendum of our Marriage Agreement.  What is Article 2 you ask??  What is the Marriage Agreement you ask??  Well, it is the agreed way of handling certain situations we have arrived at over the last 15 years of marriage.  Here is what Article 2 states:  “In the case where the afore mentioned child(ren) require a medical appointment where injections of any kind will be taking place, the Father (Christopher David Hess) will transport and accompany said child(ren) to the appointment without the Mother (Julie Diane Hess) needing to be present. ”  Thus, Chris took the two children to the doctor’s today.  Connor got two shots and Emma one.

Then the good part!  After the appointment we all met at Olive Garden for lunch!  WooHoo!  It was to cheer up the kids, of course!  Ahem, anyways we ate lunch courtesy of Fidelity due to the award Chris won recently.  So, what is better than Olive Garden for lunch?  FREE Olive Garden for lunch!

After lunch…work, work, dinner, work.  Chris left to deliver a piece of equipment for me due to our new family business (more on that later) and while he was gone I started to wrangle the girls to bed.  They were in the tub making a HUGH mess  washing when I saw some figures moving on the other side of the front door. 

Now let me give you a little background here;  We have had someone leave stuff on our front porch lately.  Sometimes it is nice (ice cream cake) and sometimes it’s not (burrito…alone…no plate).  So, when I saw something going on by the front door, I thought is was our prankster and I took my chance to find out who it was.  Well, it wasn’t our prankster…it was AWESOME!  I’m guessing it was some young women from our church because they ran screaming to a waiting Suburban when I opened the door, but the surprise was amazing!  Our house had hearts taped all over it, Chris’s car too.  And on the front porch was a plate, oh WHAT A PLATE, of goodies.  It made my night.  You couldn’t help but smile at the surprise and thoughtfulness of it all.  Really lovely.  But, here is where the parental fail comes in.  While I’m basking in the glow of M&M’s, cookies, etc.  I”m reminded of the young women at church and that thought leads to the thought of, “how sweet of them all to gather like that.”  Which leads to this thought, “OH CR*P!  BOYSCOUTS!”  I totally forgot about Connor’s Scout meeting at church tonight!  Ugh! FAIL!

So, there you have it.  A day with more good than crazy and really…can you ask for more than that?

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2 Comments

Filed under Connor, family, food, parenting, Valentine's Day

2 responses to “Valentine’s Surprise and Parental Fail

  1. Tamara

    HOW SWEET! That’s so awesome…I’m assuming it’s from the girls in your new ward? Anyhow, you are allowed a LOT of slack, particularly this week! You are still getting settled into your new home/neighborhood/ward/routine, you have family in from out of town, it’s your anniversary/V-day/Emma’s birthday. Heck; as long as your kids are still alive at the end of the day, you are doing good 🙂

  2. Debbie

    I’m with Tam about having lots on your mind. You definitely have some cushion as you’re getting adjusting to a new house. I see you got “heart attacked.” When I mentioned the phrase to Daniel, he kicked the door thinking that’s what it meant 😦 Ugh. Hope you have a fun Valentines Day tomorrow.

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