Things Learned Along the Way

We just returned from Pittsburgh, PA, where we visited family for the Easter weekend.

We had a wonderful time playing with Cousin J and Cousin J2, Aunt D, and Uncle B.

We learned a few new things along the way, like:

*when your 5 month old baby decides it would be a great time to get his first ever fever of 103.4, the nurse at night in your hometown is not really a whole lot of help.

*your SIL’s pediatrician is miraculously in your network, so when you take your child to see the said pediatrician, you only have to pay your copay.

*your baby did not have ear infections like you were afraid.  He just had a gastrointestinal virus that lasted 12-24 hours.

*when your husband, brother, and mother take Frick, Frack, and Cousin J to the museums in downtown Pittsburgh, any other day of your visit would have been better than going on Opening Day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Apparently this is the only game Pittsburghers actually attend all season.

*while stuck in traffic with every other Pittsburgher on Opening Day for the Pirates, having your gas tank on empty is not a good thing.

*but having an out of state license tag is and people understand why you are trying to get to the extreme left hand lane to exit.  At least you think they do.

*and having three very hungry four and five year old boys who are cranky kinda makes you lose your mind.

*drinking coffee while chatting with your SIL even though your baby is pooping his guts out and running a fever is WAY better than being in the car with those three cranky boys, one agitated husband, one bothered brother, and one miffed mother, on the way to a museum in downtown Pittsburgh on Opening Day for the Pirates.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hyperactive lu
    Apr 08, 2010 @ 11:38:16

    I gotta say, that last one, I love doing! I could sit and chat with my SIL all day long!

    So sorry the babe got sick- hope no one else gets it! 😦 Glad y’all had some time with family!

  2. Michelle @ One Crafty Mama
    Apr 08, 2010 @ 14:32:18

    Goes to show you that we never stop learning. 🙂

    It is so funny that you stopped by today because I was just looking at my dashboard, saw you had a new post up and thought…..I haven’t said Hi to Mandy in forever!!!

    So Hi! Your newest guy is getting so big and so adorable.

  3. Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy
    Apr 08, 2010 @ 15:28:48

    Oh my! That was a lot to handle, but you handled it all so well! 🙂

  4. Susan
    Apr 08, 2010 @ 20:36:18

    Sounds like you had a quite an adventure!!! 🙂

  5. EntertainingMom
    Apr 08, 2010 @ 21:40:59

    Oh No! So glad you were able to maintain your sense of humor. Hope everyone is healthy and no one else has picked up the bug!

  6. Krystyn
    Apr 09, 2010 @ 22:54:30

    We learned some very similar things on our recent vacation, too. I’ve got them almost wrapped up and ready to post..to funny.

    Glad you weren’t stuck in the car!

    Hope Frog is feeling better now.

  7. Kate@SurroundedbyPenises
    Apr 10, 2010 @ 22:50:39

    Poor babies! All of them!! Yay for not having Frog in traffic whilst all that was going on. Oh my!

    (ps…I changed my blog…as I’m sure you noticed by the innocent title) ;D

  8. Jaina
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 11:23:38

    Wow, you learned a lot of different things! I hope Frog is all better. You definitely had a memorable Easter I’d say 😉

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