Last night MOH stayed and mom and dad's, and I was able to come home and take the kids to football and sleep in my own bed, allowing hubby to go to work.
So I'm sitting at the football field yesterday and realize I haven't talked to SIL2 in a couple days. So I give her a call, and I'm so glad I did. She answers the phone, and here's the jist of the conversation:
"How's it going?"
"Pretty good. I just sat down at A & J's football practice. It feels good to be here. So fill me in on the news of the world--what's new with you?"
"Well, right now I'm stuck in my car."
"My seatbelt is locked up and I'm stuck in the car. Husband is trying to figure out how to get me out."
"That may be one of the saddest things I've ever heard." (Trying not to bust a gut)
"How long have you been stuck there?"
"Oh, about 10 minutes. I'm at the boy's football field. I think he might have to cut me out..." (Now she's sort of laughing)
Now I can't talk for a moment. I'm doing that silent laughing thing because I've lost control and for some reason this is the funniest thing I've ever heard.
"I'm so sorry. That so sucks."
"Oh! I got it! I got it! I'm free!"
So she got out of her predicament and I thanked her for the best laugh I've had in a long time. Then she tells me she has to pee and I told her not to use the biffy because with her luck she'd lock herself in there.
I don't know if this would have been quite as hilarious to me if I wasn't in such dire need of a good belly laugh, but I was grateful for it. Too bad I have to take such pleasure in others' misfortune. I wouldn't have laughed at just anyone in that situation, though. I figured SIL2 was o.k. with it.
SIL3 offered to take my kiddos for the weekend, which really frees me up to spend time and mom and dad's without worrying about anything. Her house is quite possibly their favorite house next to our own. She has a son around their age and a daughter just a bit younger, and they are all very good buddies. They will have a great time, and the best part is that she's just down the road a ways from my parents' place, so I can pop over to visit them if I need a good cuddle. Perfect. Hubby will be able to work his whole work week, which is great since he may need to take some time off soon. Ugh. It's painful to think about what the near future holds. This is such a community effort, folks, and I've got the best community of people supporting me. I would wish that anyone going through such a time has as great a network as I do. It makes it so much easier.
So now I'm off to mom and dad's, and we're going to take him on a tricky outing today. He is insisting on it, and we're not about to deny him. Hopefully it will go smoothly and we'll be able to keep him comfortable.
Thanks for reading, people. This is such good therapy for me.