Yesterday a funny thing happened to me, or at least I thought it was funny. We took Wysdom to Sick Kids Hospital for his plastic surgery appointment. The appointment was so the Dr. could look at the pressure spot that was created on his forehead from the cpap mask after his OHS. No this is not the funny part.( This is the part that makes me upset)
The thing is that we had to leave 2 hours before the appointment to get there on time since it is in another city and the traffic there is crazy. Julian and I got up at 5:00am, packed all our bags and car and left at 6:00am for our 8:00am appointment in Toronto. We took our 3 year old daughter with us. This is no easy feat to pack up for a road trip with Wysdom. It means packing numerous items such as (syringes, flush water, an extra ng tube, medications, stethoscope, face tape, kangaroo feeding bag and pump and many other needed items that I won't bore you with).
I was particularly proud of myself... we got to the appointment on time and in an organized manner. We were then able to go to Starbucks in the hospital and have my daughter eat her breakfast on a bench in front of Starbucks, while my son got his ng feed in the buggy and my husband surfed the net. This doesn't seem like much, but it was. We were able to function quite well and it felt like an outing to me. I even commented on this on the way into the parking garage that we had "come a long way" in getting ready for and going to appointments. I was so proud how smoothly things went. I was feeling thrilled that I had finally had an easy day even though we had a busy morning. I had done it!! I was one of those mom's that can seem put together and get through the hectic times. Ya for me.!!! You know what I mean, you sometimes see those mom's who just seem put together no matter what they face!!!
So we packed our two children in the car and all our gear and I drove off to the exit. After going up a couple of levels I heard a huge "bang, bang, smash and then glass shattering". OOPS....that was the glass bottle that I had placed on the roof of the car while I packed.....we laughed and laughed.....I guess I don't quite have it together yet!!!! Being a mom is definitely the most challenging thing that I have done and some days I just have to laugh at it all and know that I tried my best.