Once again the Lord is teaching me lessons on how to give up control and realize that my plan is not his plan in even the simplest of things. This weekend Doug was supposed to bring the kids so we could spend the first weekend in all of this together finally all under one roof. David was really looking forward to seeing his little brother and sister and even said he would wear that "stupid mask" out to the pool so he could watch them swim. Well, low and behold Claire has had a bad cough for about 2 weeks now and so Doug took her to the doctor on Thursday and our pediatrician said that we just couldn't risk having her around him. We were all so devastated! So the kids spent last night at Traci's so that Doug could drive up to Stanford and I gave him a crash course in care giving and then I left early this morning to spend the night tonight with the kids, then I will go back tomorrow and we will switch.
Not exactly how I was planning my weekend, but the Lord knows what we need and when we need it and apparently my little Claire needs mommy right now and this comes from several sources. My poor little girl has really been having a tough time this week and so when I found that out I realized that the Lord knew that I was needed more at home with my other 2, even if it was just for over night. She hugged me forever when she saw me today and was so happy to have me at home, she painted pictures for over an hour at the dining room table and has been my little helper all day long. Not to say that John hasn't missed me as well, but it was obvious to Claire's teacher and to some others that she was having a hard week, plus she didn't feel well this week and we all know that sometimes we just need mommy to make it all better.
So tonight we are having Sponge Bob Macaroni and Cheese for dinner with Ice Cream Sundaes for Dessert and then we are going to watch a flick because that is what mommies do!! I am looking forward to it because I miss them so very much during the week, I really miss the normality of just plain life stuff. This week is the last week before Easter Break and then they will be gone for an entire week to my mom's and that will be tough on Doug as well as I, but they are so looking forward to it. But then if all goes as planned they will come for two weekends in a row to Stanford, for Easter and then again for David's 2oth Bday the following weekend.
Doug and Dave seem to be having a great time together, when I left they were playing the PlayStation 3 that my brother Rick brought over for Dave to borrow. I put Spaghetti in the crock pot for their dinner and chicken salads in the fridge for lunch, so they were all set. David walked down to breakfast with Doug this morning WITH his mask on, so I was proud of him. They just brought the food back, but still it was a big improvement. They also went to Blockbuster and rented some movies and then Fry's because the two of them can't get enough of Fry's. I am glad they are getting some one on one time this weekend, they need it.