Teaching New Tricks

I am away from home right now- not at Blissdom ’09 but someplace just as great! Visiting my family in Florida and I brought the cold front with me 🙂 My brother and his girlfriend aren’t enjoying the 50 degree weather as much but it’s great for me (heat and MS don’t mix well). So anyway, apparently home minus mama equals drama. Here are the things my hubby (with lots of help from my mom and friends in case you were going to feel sorry for him) has been dealing with in the short 24 hours since my departure:

*Matt thinking that the root of his tooth had snapped in his gums (this is apparently something he felt and concerned him a great deal). He couldn’t reach Mike on his cell phone because Mike didn’t have cell service at the job site. So, Matt tried to call my mom- she (in typical “my mom” absentmindedness) didn’t have her cell phone on her, so Matt ended up getting in touch with my friend, Rebecca.

Rebecca is one of my closest friends and I love her to death. But, Matt’s decision to call her cracked me up. Most of my friends (in my local area) are fellow SAHM/WAHM’s. Rebecca is a single, career focused gal. So, Matt calls her and gets her out of a meeting at work to tell her that he thinks the root of his tooth has broken and his proof of this is that he felt it and heard a sound. He couldn’t remember the name of our dentist or anything but wanted Rebecca to come pick him up from school (she is one of the many friends on the list of those allowed to do that). Rebecca, drawing on her zero, zilch, nada experience of dealing with such requests and knowing that I was 32,000 feet in the air at that moment did what any woman would do- she used a lifeline. I’d like to phone a friend, Regis, Meredith, whoever is hosting that show now…

Thankfully, she called a mutual friend and my business partner, Kelly. Kelly got a hold of my mom, mom picked Matt up and all was well with the world.

As for Matt’s tooth, I asked him tonight how it was doing and he told me the following scientific theory-

“Well, I have come to the conclusion that I am losing a tooth. What I felt was the baby tooth being pushed out of the way by my baby moler. It should all be over in a few days.”

Mystery solved and I feel so much better…

*Jared is not feeling well, just a head cold but still hard to be away from your kiddos when they are sick. He also has won and lost a basketball game in the two evenings I have not been home. Mike was able to be a cheerleader last night and a counselor this evening for the above results.

I have been assured they are doing their homework, brushing their teeth, changing their socks and all the other things I am worrying about from 861 miles away.
I’m learning a new thing and it is not easy. Seven more days to go!


  1. Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org says:

    LOL about the phone call!

  2. He And Me + 3 says:

    OMGos, that was funny about the tooth. Hilarious. Glad he is ok Stop worrying, 7 days isn’t that long. LOL
    Just have a fun time and let hubby handle the home front.
    Easier said that done. Moms always worry.

  3. Laurie Ann says:

    Too funny about the tooth! I love it! Poor guy, though. He must have been really concerned. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

  4. It doesn’t matter how much you want *need* a trip away from the family. Or are leaving on business, you always seem to miss them so much more than you realize!

    {Thanks for peeking into my blog, I really like your blog, I’m going to add you to my bloggy friends)

  5. I know how you feel. Sometimes I feel like my head will explode if I don’t get a break from my kids…but whenever I have to be away from them …I miss them so much!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Thanks for stoppin’ by my blog. I will keep an extra watch on Sadie, all 3 lbs. of her. LOL
    You have a wonderful blog. I’ve really enjoyed readin’ about you and your family. I too went through two teenagers at once. They are kinda grown up now and away from home but readin’ your concerns about keepin’ up with them while you are away reminded me of those years. Makes me kind of sad even though it was very stressful at times. Broken curfews when a teen is 17 is hard to deal with. Oh the joys of motherhood. Good thing the good times outweigh the bad.
    Hope you have a great day.

  7. Mrs. Mogul says:

    50 degrees is a heatwave!! I am living in the teens now.

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