Friday, May 1, 2009

The Rest of the BBFF's Story (Not for the Queasy)

Tuesday was an AWESOME day!  I got to meet up with 3 blog friends!  I know you're jealous!  

I had already met Nutty Hamster Chick (Pat) last month when she won the WICKED ticket and we went to see it with Serenity Now (Robin -my sister) and my sister-in-law.  

On Tuesday I was to meet up with Pat, T (You Asked For It) and Shelle!  I was soooooo excited!

So, on Tuesday, I was sitting at my desk at work.  It was 11:50am.  I was to meet the girls in 40 minutes.  My cell phone rings.  I don't recognize the number, so I answer it.

Me: Hello?

Man: Hello, Mrs E?  This is Mr So & So at Such & Such High School.  We have your son Broc in the office.  His finger is bleeding pretty badly and he's in a lot of pain.  His fingernail is hanging by a thread.  He was in ceramics class and a door fell on it.  He'll need to be taken to the doctor to have it looked at.

Me: (Thinking to myself) Oh CRAP!  I can't go pick him up and take him to the doctor!  I have a lunch date in half an hour!  He'll have to find another way to the doctor's office.  Will he hate me?  Oh, I don't care.  I have a lunch date with 3 blog friends!  The fingernail will have to wait!

Me: (after long pause) Someone, either myself (fat chance) or my husband will be there to pick Broc up in a little bit.  I'll try to get hold of my husband.

So, I scrambled!  

I called my husband, praying he didn't have any pressing meetings or appointments!  After all, I didn't want Broc to have to sit in the Office for a couple of hours in pain, while I had lunch!

WHEW!   Drew had no plans!

I gave Broc strict instruction NOT to show his dad his fingernail!  My hero doesn't do accidents, blood, needles, hospitals, childbirth or anything that involves trauma.

If he tries to, this is what happens.......

Because Broc was having this removed.........this is your gross photo warning....see above photo as to what could happen to you if you are faint of heart......(there Youngblood and that better? hehehehehe)

But, then again, I had no idea, because I was too busy laughing at Shelle's space in her teeth, T throwing forks and buns on the floor, and learning how to make Pat's infamous face!

I think I'm in the running for Mother of the Year....what do you think?  This face for my picture?

Next time......pedicures!  NOT!


Heidi Ashworth said...

I think you made the right choice. Why should women have to do all the gross stuff just b/c your spouse is the fainting kind (as is mine)?

T said...

what? I'm sure that Broc will be nice enough to injure himself AFTER the pedi appt... and we all know that it's so much easier to deal with stress when you have pampered feet!

Youngblood4ever said...

That fingernail is near the top of my "things-I-didn't-really-need-to-see" list. HILARIOUS that you immediately thought about your bloggy friends!

Does it mean something that the WV says bigeted?

Kazzy said...

Yeah, a little heads up on the dangling nail shot would have been nice. LOL I am glad your hubby pulled through like that. What a guy!

April said...

Amen Heidi! And I did forget to mention that my son sent me the pic as a text, so of course all of my co-workers have seen it!

T it was rude enough of Broc to try to interfere with our lunch as it was...what do you think would happen if I went to have a pedi....I shudder to think!

Speaking of shuddering.....I did warn you YB4 and Kazzy! The title says in parenthesis, "Not for the Queasy". What more do you need? Alright....I will modify the post for those who are just as easily nauseated as my hubby! I don't want to be responsible for having some reader topple off their chair and need stitches! hahahaha!!!

Kazzy said...

OK, you did warn us. I guess I took the title as more figurative, but yipers! :)

Barbaloot said...

Thank you for the warning! I avoided looking at that picture...cuz I'm pretty sure it would've killed me.

Glad you were still able to do your lunch:)

The Crash Test Dummy said...


Oh April, you are so dang funny. hahahah

I love that you showed a photo of your hub passed out on the bathroom floor. hahahahahah

Is that really him? Is that an old photo? That is so ME. I faint over everything. Well, I used to. I get queezy if someone mentions the b word. The one that rhymes with mud.


You wanna hear something funny and gross. It's just us, right? I fainted the first time I wore a tampon. ha ha I didn't have the guts to try it until I was 21. ewwww And then I fainted. I was in Isreal at the Jerusalem center. And I opened the bathroom door and then BAM. Gave a whole new meaning to the song "She hit the floor."

LOVE THE PHOTOS. And love that you guys went out to lunch. That would have been a party. LOVE that you made your hub go get your boy.

So how are you doing, anyway?

P.S. Your verifier say jacitort.

Didn't you say your son's name is Jace? Was was his retort to you choosing your blog over blood?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Okay, your son's name isn't Jace. hah ahaha Chase. Close enough.

What was his brocatort?

Now your verifier says hypodumc

I'm a hypo dum c.

True story.

Anjeny said...

Yep, you are definitely in the running for Mother of the year and I'm next in

Hilarious the photo of your hubby passing out in the bathroom. Too bad about your son's finger..ouchie!!

Glad you were able to keep your visit...that's what I would've done. I mean the fingernail is coming off anyways right? So no need to cancel out a lunch of a life time...eheheh.

So glad to read your funny self again, missed ya much!!

April said...

Kazzy...I guess my warning wasn't bold enough...but now it is! hahaha

Barb, come on! Just take a peek! But make sure you put cushions around your chair before you do!

Crash, that REALLY is my hubby in the doctor's office. Broc took that pic of him as he was having his fingernail removed! What a trooper! Anything for a photo op! Broc sent it to me on my phone just after I left the lunch, so I didn't have the chance to share it with the ladies! That would have been the cherry on the top of a simply wonderful lunch! Not that it needed one!

Oh the queasy one....I laugh! And the irony of a son with hemophiliac. See, God does have a sense of humor!

April said...

Thanks Anjeny! The fingernail was coming off. I needed my lunch with the girls! It all worked out....well, except for my hubby! LOL!!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I am just so glad that you have your head on straight and you priorities right.

Thanks again for the best lunch that was the best beginning to the best Women's Conference.

What a blessing that we can build each other up so much.

I can't wait to see you again. For sure we have to do the BYU game together in Vegas this year. That would be so great.

April said...

Pat I would LOVE to get together for the Vegas game! I had so much fun! It has been so great to get to know you better! I am blessed to have you as a friend!

wendy said...

It's just a freaking fingernail --he has 9 others for the love of all that's holy ---you did the right thing, who knows when you'll get another opportunity to sit and chat with blogger friends ---about all the important issues of the world (kids not being one of them)
MOM WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD --Sis is.!!! love ya

dede said...

I love gross pictures - no warning needed, it was awesome! I hope Broc is feeling better - looks like it HURT - BAD!!!

val of the south said...

Love the post...and the pictures!!

I'm so glad you chose lunch. Why is it the mom that's expected to do the yucky stuff? Though with your husbands fondness for bathroom floors, perhaps he really isn't the best choice!!

Sandi said...

Broc is hilarious for thinking to send that to you....and I just gotta say it again: I LOVE DREW!

April said...

Wendy, thanks so much! It makes me proud to think that mom would approve! And we did talk about so many worldly issues! T throwing utensils and food, Shelle's gap, Pat winning the WICKED ticket out from under Shelle. I think we solved all of the problems.

Dede, a woman after my own heart! After all, we are in a home full of boys! We have to like gross things!

Val, just so you know, I don't do all the yucky stuff, I draw the line at puke...that is the hubby's dept. If I come across it, I would add unto it. True story. BTW, I am with you on the bathroom floor thing! YUCK!!!

Sandi, isn't Broc awesome for sending me that pic? I laughed so hard! Drew is a good sport for letting me post it on my blog too. When I showed him, he just rolled his eyes and said, "Oh my gosh!" As in, "I can't believe you are mocking me again." hahaha

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

OHMYGOSH...that's awful... and I love that first picture... made me REALLY laugh out LOUD!!!

Thanks for focusing on that gap... I'm going to go and jump off a bridge now! :)

April said...

Shelle, anything to humiliate the hubby! BTW, the gap you have is just like a gap that is hereditary in my family! I LOVE IT!!!

T said...

Wendy's comment made me laugh loud enough that I had to tell M.O.T.H. the whole story...

he's not voting for you as Mom of the Year (but I will) but he's having much more fun laughing about your hubs on the floor!

T said...

Karma is happy with your decision.

How do I know?

Because your word verifier says "tables" :)

April said...

T- I always love Wendy's comments! We think we were separated at birth and that I was given away. (not)True story.

Kritta22 said...

LOL Oh my gosh! that finger is nastiness!!!!

I love that you got to meet up with everyone!!


Kritta22 said...

PS Your top picture makes me smile very time!

April said...

Kritta, my hubby thought it was nastiness too! It's not so bad now that the nail is off. The hubby just has a weak stomach! Is it the top pic of my hubby and son that you are talking about? or the pic of my hubby on the floor! Cause they both make me smile every time! lol! I have to update the top pic with my boy that just got home from his mission. Shelle is going to take our family pics! I'm so excited!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I wish I could have been there!! One day I must meet you because you are an awesome lady.

About the store you owned - that sounds AWESOME!!! I love that kind of stuff.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Oh, and I would have done the same thing in your position. I totally would have gone to lunch.

Mariko said...

That looked like a fun lunch! I'm sorry I live thousands of miles away.
And I can't beLIEVE you know Spendloves! Say Hi for me, wouldya?

val of the south said...

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you're having a fabulous one!

Lee-Ann said...

There was no choice to make. You were obviously very busy and Drew had no plans. Case closed. Here's how we handle puke at our house. From the time they can walk they learn how to hold a barf bowl, empty it in the toilet, rinse it and go back to bed. Puking must be done quietly so as not to wake the sleeping parents. True story. I have not yet been nominated for Mother of the Year.

nevadanista said...

Hahahaha! Is that really your husband passed out? I hope so :)

Hooray for you not missing your blog lunch and not having to feel guilty!

Last year in March, my big toe nail on my left foot was ripped clean off in a freak accident. After I had gained my composure and breathe ia little, I found it laying on the floor in one piece. It's finally back to normal after an entire year. It took that long to grow back all the way. It throbbed a lot during the first couple weeks, but I kept it clean and covered with lot neosporin underneath a bandage. I did that for the entire summer I think. I never did go to the doctor though. Just keep it clean and don't let it dry out before it's ready. OUCH!!! Hope your son is over the pain by now.

robin said...

boy am I late commenting on this one! I may have been Mother of the Year but I don't get Sister of the Year that's for sure!!!! hahaha!!! speaking of Mother of the Year I must pause because my boys are where they shouldn't be... still can't believe our air conditioner works... Love the pic of Drew because it is where Brett would be in the same circumstances.

Can't wait to see you next week!

April said...

Alyson I wish you could have been here too! It was so much fun! And I MUST meet you because I think YOU are awesome! Thanks for supporting me in the lunch decision! Nice to know I chose the right!

Mariko, it IS a small world! I even visit teach one of them! I for sure will way hi for you!

Thanks cute Val! One day we too will have lunch!

Lee-Ann you need all the sleep you can get with 10 kids! So, I too would teach them to puke quietly!

Nevadanista that really is my husband. He is not passed out, he is just resting on the floor. The tiles were cooler than the air. And my son had the wits about him to snap that shot on his phone while having his fingernail removed! What a trooper! He will be glad to know that the nail will grow back! It looks pretty odd.

Toad, I can't believe your air still works and that your kids haven't been stung to death by bees...not that the bees haven't tried. You need to quit sitting around the house in your bathrobe and eating bon bons! GOSH! hehehehe!!! Have fun moving and painting!