I didn’t go to work today. My parents usually watch the kids while wifey and I are at work, but my mom called this morning and told me that she had taken my dad to the emergency room at 4 AM. He had a kidney stone and was in extreme pain. According to the doctor, passing a kidney stone is nearly as painful as childbirth. My mom told me that his arms and legs were trembling from the pain. This isn’t his first kidney stone rodeo. He’s had these two or three times in the past.
So, 6yo went to school and 3yo and I hung out and had some quality time. It was fun. We went and hung out at Target and Dollar Tree, then we had a nice lunch at Red Robin. Then we went together to pick 6yo up after school. We needed that and I think he appreciated it as much as I did.
My dad is home now and feeling better (although he’s been given morphine and two other painkillers today) and says that he thinks the stone may have passed. …right before he fell asleep on the phone, talking to me. Ha!
I helped my dad lift a 200 lb table saw into his van this morning and apparently I rested on my elbowpits at some point. Now I look like a heroin addict. Also, my eyes are super-bloodshot today because I got up at 3:45 am.
Waiting for 3yo to take a dump. He’s really working at it. He asked me to turn the fan on.
I may have gone a little overboard buying Easter basket stuff at Target today.
Well, I should be officially single again by the end of the month. First time in about fifteen years. And you know what? I couldn’t be f*cking happier about it. I can’t wait! I just want to get all of this over with and move on.
I’m probably going to be asking you guys for a lot of dating advice. Actually, first things first, I’ll probably be asking for flirting advice. Over the years, I’ve sort of conditioned myself to not do that. Just don’t think of it when opportunities arise. I seriously don’t think I know how to flirt anymore. I got no games… or whatever they say now-a-days.