Sunday, March 29, 2009

Strange Dreams and Busted Chins

So yesterday we had a small emergency in our little family. Dallen decided to show Bennett how to bump set a volley ball, and he slipped and landed chin first on the sidewalk. As he stood up with blood running down his neck, he said, "Well Ben, it's like that except the falling." And Ben says, "Good, 'cause I don't like bleeding."

Well, he had given himself quite the gaping gash, so we loaded everyone up for an after hours trip to the clinic. We were able to take Maryn, Bennett, and Hayden to my friend Angie, so they were spared the whole experience. Unfortunately, I wasn't. Michael -wanting to be kind to his nurse - decided not to call her in, and just use me instead - forgetting that there is a reason I didn't become a nurse. I am proud to say that I didn't pass out - not even when I watched the needle and thread going in and out of my baby. And not only did I not pass out, I did a pretty fine job of sponging the wound and handing tools to my husband. (If I do say so myself) But no, I will never willingly do it again.

The real trooper was Dallen, he held so still and tried so hard not to cry. I told him, "Remember, being brave doesn't mean you aren't afraid - it just means you are afraid and you do it anyway." And of course, true to form he ran out to play baseball with Angie's kids as soon as we arrived to pick up his siblings. Nothing stops him for long.

I also had a pretty funny dream last night. I think the stress of planning our trip to Israel is finally getting to me. I dreamt that I was at my sister Dolly's house making last minute preparations for Dallen's baptism. Apparently my sister now lives in Galilee, in a HUGE house no less. Because it was big enough that the basement was the gymnasium of my elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (She must have liked it enough to build an exact replica into her home) =)

As I was bustling through the house checking on people and making plans for the luncheon after the ceremony, I kept running into all sorts of people who had arrived to celebrate with me. My cousins Mandy, Tammy, Amy, and Becky had all come with their families. My best friends from PA were there- Shannon, Jen, Dina, and Lisa. A bunch of the Colorado folk were there including Russ, Kelly, Greg and Karla who brought their babies. All of my siblings were there, and a bunch of Michael's, plus his cousins. And as each person showed up, I kept worrying about the luncheon. Dolly just said, "I'll just add more food and build more rooms". (She has always been so helpful!) =)

Then right before I woke up, we were all trying to load into cars and drive out to the baptism, and I realized I didn't have any white clothes for Dallen to wear. I told Dolly she needed to take me to Target. She said, "That is too far out of the way, but there is a Super Wal-Mart on the way to the River Jordan. We will just stop there." "Perfect" I said, and then I started loading my family into a bus.

Wouldn't Freud have a field day with that! I prefer to think it was a vision, instead of just a dream, so therefore all of you that appeared in it have to show up now. =) Oh, and Dolly has to build an expanding mansion somewhere in Galilee. I guess I also need to contact some CEO somewhere about building a new Super Wal-Mart. Do you think they could have it done in two weeks? =)


Amy said...

I'm so glad I was there! Thank you for including me in your Freudian dream!

Wish I could be there for real!

Blog Buddy said...

Yeah- I wish I was there too, Sis! I'd take ya' shopping where ever you need to go:D Hug Dal-Pal for me (tell him all about my busted-lip-riding-a-bike story). *This dream really means that you need family in Utah!!

Jennifer said...

Sounds awesome!! We will be there!! If life could really be that easy to solving our problems--"just build on and add more food"!! I love your stories. I hope it is an awesome experience for your family.