Friday, March 18, 2011

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Things that make me cry

Yesterday, I was looking at my planner to see what was scheduled for the Monster House this weekend. I found a note by my #4, regarding the play she is doing with Missoula Children's Theatre this week. Seriously, this whole Children's Theatre thing is the coolest thing EVER. Visit their website, and become astounded.

So.. I'm looking at my planner ( I LOVE paper planners. They keep me sane), complete with stains from the bottom of my coffee cup one day when I couldn't find a coaster. Note the very huge printing on the 18th, with a box around it.
Oh. What's that you say? This is a significantly crappy picture because I took it with my phone, and you'd like to know what it says? Of course you would. Let me help you with that.
I'm telling you, that coffee stain gives my planner such character, don't you think? Oh, yeah. I had a point to make. Right. Back to the story.  Tonight is my child's play. It is heartbreaking to me that she knows any number of things could happen that would prevent my attendance to the play she has been working so hard on. Logan could have a very bad allergic reaction. There could be a meltdown. The Daddy could get home late from work. #3 could have a flare up of his impetigo. Logan could have a fever. All of these are very real. Things having to do with  Logan have happened, nearly every time there is a special thing my precious #4 is involved in. And this makes me cry. A lot.

Last year, she was in Missoula's Pinnochio. I got to see it!!! It was wonderful.. incredible. The way these kids all practiced like mad for four days and then put on a production... Wow.
This year they are doing Treasure Island. I hope, beyond hope, that come Tuesday ( because Mondays are Deeds Days, you know), I have a gazillion and one pics and video to show you of her play. Please, please, whatever powers that be... please let me be able to see my child's play.



11 comments:

Jane said...

Awww.....things like that just break my mommy heart & seem so familiar. I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

Laynie said...

Boy do I understand this one. Let me just say it's no easier when it's your own health issues that affect your ability to attend. I've missed more things than I'd like to admit, and attended others purely on sheer will and determination (and the assistance of my pain management medication). I even feel guilty when I can't attend his doctor's appointments because my fibro is flaring.

And unfortunately, it doesn't get easier as they get older. I think I'd rather .... I don't know. I'm not sure what I'd rather. I think I'd rather not have medical issues for either of us, but you know how helpful those wishes are. *hugs*

Just give them all as many hugs as you can, because before you know it, they're old enough that the hugs become much more rare.

Dani G said...

I really really really hope you make it there!!

Break a leg #4!!

Gina @ Special Happens said...

Fingers crossed and breath held that you'll be there! Thanks for linking.

Deanna said...

Oh Momma Bear, I've been there. You're lucky to have children that understand the needs of their family members but I can also understand the want for attention as well.

I hope beyond hope that you are able to attend, even for just a bit.

Good luck #4! You'll do well!

PBJdreamer said...

awe

you should save that page after you attend the play, write back to her on it something like "I am so glad I got to see your play" and leave the note somewhere for her to find!

that is all

frazzledmomma said...

I'M GOING TO THE PLAY!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments! They mean a lot to me. I have some truly awesome followers.

Big Daddy Autism said...

I hope you do get there. And, yes, you do have some awesome followers.

frazzledmomma said...

I'M GOING TO THE PLAY!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments! They mean a lot to me. I have some truly awesome followers.

Laynie said...

Boy do I understand this one. Let me just say it's no easier when it's your own health issues that affect your ability to attend. I've missed more things than I'd like to admit, and attended others purely on sheer will and determination (and the assistance of my pain management medication). I even feel guilty when I can't attend his doctor's appointments because my fibro is flaring.

And unfortunately, it doesn't get easier as they get older. I think I'd rather .... I don't know. I'm not sure what I'd rather. I think I'd rather not have medical issues for either of us, but you know how helpful those wishes are. *hugs*

Just give them all as many hugs as you can, because before you know it, they're old enough that the hugs become much more rare.

Jane said...

Awww.....things like that just break my mommy heart & seem so familiar. I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

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