Today was a real back to basics kind of day. We were all very lazy this morning making a crazy breakfast out of Indian takeout leftovers. We got out of bed, turned around and got back in again. We snuggled, we read books, and we played games on the Ipad in bed. It was much needed.
My husband had something he needed to do that required quiet this afternoon so I was going to take the kids to the super beautiful Kroc Center aquatics center. Except they don’t let you do a day pass unless you are with a member so with some quick thinking I drove to the town where we swim and went to the community center there that also has a great indoor water park. I was so glad I did.
We became members of the community center in the suburbs after an occupational therapist told me that swimming might help Ryan with his sensory issues when he was three. It was a great thing for us at that time. The boys would nap late in the winter. Nap, wow what a concept! They’d get up and I would give them dinner and we would aim to be the first people at the pool in the evening. If they stayed up late it was not that big of an issue since they still napped. During that time I made swim lessons play because I was a swim instructor in my younger life which had them joining the swim team at a young age. Ryan was six when he started swimming competitively and Aaron was, believe it or not, four. You were supposed to be older to be on the team but at four Aaron could complete five laps so they let him join.
So we headed for the pool at the Greater Plymouth Community Center. Just being in the parking lot had me flashing back to the cold winter evenings we would come to the pool. We walked in and the woman who checked us in remembered us in a heartbeat and we remembered her.
SCREEECH I was going to go on about how we met up with the aquatics director in Plymouth who greeted the boys with hugs and love except as I typed the last line I heard Aaron screaming outside. Ryan was in the house playing with trains he has not looked at in two years because he is on lock down due to his suspension. My husband was monitoring Aaron and husband arrived on the deck with a bloody kid. There was blood everywhere on my deck and my husband and the kid were covered in blood. HOLY FUCK can’t I blog and just be ok on a Sunday? Apparently not.
Aaron has a huge gash in his mouth. We went to the local Emergency Room and after the doctors checked him out. He has a gash inside his cheek but he will be fine. He needs to rinse with peroxide for a few days.
Yeah. Welcome to my life. Ummm what was I talking about again?