I Ruined Mother’s Day

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My streak continues. As some of you know, I took my wife to McDonald’s on our anniversary and almost had our car crushed and melted at Chili’s on Valentine’s Day. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I ruined Mother’s Day this year by going to Urgent Care…because of a rash. I didn’t love my wife enough to wait another day to go see the doctor.

I got a terrible rash Thursday night. By terrible, I mean it covered 75% of my back and half of my chest the first night and spread all the way to my feet by Sunday. The itching was so intense it kept me up all night. It was very difficult to work on my computer because the rash also spread to my hands and made them swollen. It was also hard to sit because the rash would flare up on my back, bottom, and the back of my legs. At times, I couldn’t even stand up for more than 15 minutes because the rash would flare up on my feet and make them swollen.

I should have gone to the doctor on Friday or Saturday, but I didn’t. I was born with very dry skin and have had more than my share of rashes. I was sure the rash would run its course in two days, but it didn’t. When I still had the rash on Sunday morning, I decided to go in. The doctor, (I think she was actually a nurse practitioner) told me I was allergic to something. But since there has been nothing new in my life or changes in the food I ate, we couldn’t figure out what I am allergic to. So, she prescribed some pills for me, which did nothing for my rash, but their side effects include upset stomach, insomnia, and the lowering of my immune system. Just perfect.

I tried anti-itch creams, ice packs, and antihistamines. But the rashes continue to flare up at random moments. Heat seems to make the flare-ups more intense, so I walked around naked in the house. I’m naked right now. Oh, was that too much information? Sorry. Speaking of naked, there’s something wrong with my kids. The little monkey points at my thingy and laughs. Spiderboy calls it a worm. I’m certain he actually meant say a big Boa Constrictor and not an itty-bitty, teeny-weeny, little worm. And the little princess will need therapy because she’s not going to forget seeing her daddy naked with red welts all over his body.

Mother’s Day wasn’t a complete loss. The kids and I took Mommy Forever to Elmer’s for breakfast. We went early enough to avoid the long lines. Spiderboy ordered the Chocolate Chip Pancake breakfast. It looked yummy and it came with a couple scoops of ice cream on top of the pancakes (I’m ordering from the kids menu next time). After Spiderboy ate the ice cream and chocolate chips, he was barely able to finish one little pancake. Big surprise.

under counter TVWhen we got home and before I took off for the doctor’s, my wife opened her presents and cards. The little princess made some craft gifts at school and the two other kids got mommy a charm for her bracelet (it’s a Forever Mother’s Day tradition). I gave Mommy Forever an under the counter TV/radio that also plays DVDs and CDs. I was going to get her a digital photo frame because I think that would be a cool way to display pictures of our kids on our mantle. But I knew she really wanted the TV. So for a change, I got her what she wanted instead of what I think she would like. I’m learning!

In the afternoon, I took my wife to the mall. I rarely take my wife to the mall anymore so this was a big deal. While I was there, my rash flared up big time and I had a terrible time. But now I know what I am allergic to…it’s shopping.

Mommy Forever on Mother's Day 2007
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31 thoughts on “I Ruined Mother’s Day

  1. It’s a good thing Mommy Forever is the sweetest, most understanding wifey in the world! I’m sure she still had a great time at breakfast and the presents she got. As for future trips to the mall, it’s always a good thing to pop one of those anti allergy meds before heading out. :P

      1. you peeps rule did u know tat yall mest up real bad now next time yall might wanna be carefull and think before you act soz bye bye peeps luff u loads and good luck next time luff jess bye bye lol lol lol lol xXxXx

  2. You are too funny. I mean, the rash isn’t funny. That’s awful. But the rest is really funny.

    That still sounds like a pretty nice Mother’s Day.

  3. Oh dear Ken I needed this laugh this morning…Boa constrictor….ROFL Kids keep life interesting and us humble don’t they? I’m sorry about the rash – nice self diagnosis by the way. And now with Linderman gone you’ve no chance for being healed by him, unless Nicky’s husband absorbed them….

    Hugs,
    Holly
    Still giggling….

  4. I can absolutely empathize on the rash thing. I usually get one good one a year; I think mine are seasonally related. Ugh. Try some Benadryl and other antihistamines.

    Well, good for you for getting the wife what SHE wanted! Hubby did that for me this year too – makes a big difference. He did pretty well making my breakfast and serving it in bed, too.

  5. Poor you! Hope the rash disappear soon .. stay out of the malls! lol

    Hey!! I ended up with a digital photo frame!?! And, although now that I have figured out what it is, and am sure I will like it … I can’t say that it was on my list!

    I also got an MP4 player for my b-day, which I haven’t been able to use for the last 8 months because the little dictatrice goes bezerk if I am not listening to her 100% of the time! Not go mention that I all I ever get to listen to these days is The Wiggles! hmmm … come to think of it, I am pretty sure I saw hubby using it on the back deck last weekend …. just wait til Father’s Day!!

  6. Sorry to hear about the rash breakout. I am sure Father’s Day would work better for you. Hmm… what are you asking for a Father’s Day Present?

  7. Hey you…

    I have horrible rashes too, hives actually, I’ve cut all dye/perfumed soaps and stuff out. Turns out though, I’m allergic to grass and trees and the mold that grows on them, except for bermuda grass. Ashlyn’s first response was, “Wow, Mom! Don’t go outside!” Here’s hoping your problem isn’t that broad. :)

    1. Oh yeah, I have hay fever allergies too. But what I have is different. Today was a good day. I woke (had to double the dosage of my sleeping pills) with some flare ups, but very little flare ups since this morning. I’m crossing my fingers tonight.

  8. I’m lucky.. when that happened to me my first daughter was only 5 months old. Mine rash went into my face.. onto my eyes and in my mouth. I had to go to the ER and gueeeeeeeess what they did? They sent me home with NOTHING! They said steroids was the only way to fix it and they didn’t want to give them to me because I was diabetic. THREE days later, I couldn’t keep clothes on, couldn’t move… took oatmeal baths and had to line the bottom and sides of the tub with towels before filling it up! Finally I went to a general doctor and they gave me the steroids and it cleared up. It’s HORRIBLE because we have no idea what I was allergic to either. Crazy crazy…

    I wouldn’t say you ruined Mother’s day. Besides… if you love your wife, and your children love her then everyday is mothers day.

  9. Don’t give Super Dad any ideas! He hates shopping.

    I’m sure you didn’t ruin Mother’s Day…she probably just felt bad for you and you’ll both have a good story later. Super Dad and I always say that an adventure is better than a generically good day.

  10. That sucks!!! I hope it’s all better now. Don’t worry you probably didn’t do permanent damage to your kids because of the lack of clothes. At least you were brave enough to still take your Forever Mommy shopping!!!!

  11. Hi

    Do you mind checking out this link, its a website for missing toddler Madeleine Mccann. Perhaps you won’t mind putting the videos on your blog since so many people visit it daily. Thanks a bunch, its heart wrenching stuff, poor little girl.

    http://www.madeleinemccann.com/

  12. FUNNIEST. POST. EVER.

    The emotional scarring of Little Princess may just save you the headache of her wanting to date in high school.

  13. So you seriously had a rash? I was reading it and thinking, no way .. .that didn’t happen …

    You poor thing … I use Lidex cream on my rashes … it literally disappears within 2 hours …

    Happy Mom’s day to Mommy Forever …

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  15. Hahahaha!!! You’re so funny. Now I also understand why your dear wife didn’t complain about not bringing her to the mall for a long time. That’s because she’s perfectly aware of your allergies.

  16. had to go to the ER and gueeeeeeeess what they did? They sent me home with NOTHING! They said steroids was the only way to fix it and they didn’t want to give them to me because I was diabetic. THREE days later, I couldn’t keep clothes on, couldn’t move… took oatmeal baths and had to line the bottom and sides of the tub with towels before filling it up!

  17. Thank You for another very interesting article. It’s really good written and I fully agree with You on main issue, btw. I must say that I really enjoyed reading all of Your posts. It’s interesting to read ideas, and observations from someone else’s point of view… it makes you think more. So please try to keep up the great work all the time. Greetings

  18. I’m sorry about the rash – nice self diagnosis by the way. And now with Linderman gone you’ve no chance for being healed by him, unless Nicky’s husband absorbed them…

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