I guess I should have listened to Mena when she said her stomach hurt yesterday and she went to bed early and fell asleep. I awoke at 5:30 am or so to her saying “mommy, I think I’m going to be sick” and sure enough – poor Mena gets the award for being the first sick one in the RV. Not a title anyone wants but someone has to be the one. And poor girl – her illness lasted several hours this am. She was a trooper but in such close quarters and a vehicle that isn’t exactly sound proof – we all felt terrible for her!
It was cold, windy, cloudy and with her sick the rest of us just got up and started our school work. Dawson set up this workshop in the back bedroom with the portable desk and all. It was a day that allowed the fear of what we are doing to set in. What the heck are we doing out in the middle of no where living in the cold (42 degrees – and for those that know me – I don’t always do so well with cold) on an RV. With a sick kid. Can we really do this?!? We aren’t going home after this wedding like the rest of the family members in attendance. Dawson was a little stressed and so was I. It was a funk of uncertainty lingering in the air in the RV all morning. Mena was sick for about 3 hours and then she slept for a good 2 hours and when she woke up she seemed better. As a mom, you start questioning living on this bus…and we are gone 4 days and my baby is sick. What if it is something more serious and we are so far away from home….what if…..what if. The two older kids did really well with school work and we got a lot done. Dawson rented a car mid day and headed out to see clients a few hours away. The kids and I hung out at the camp ground – we even chilled and watched a movie so Mena could rest more.
I thought that getting some fresh air would help us all , so we headed out on a walk around the state park – the sun had come out and the wind had started to chill out. After our nature adventure -we decided to head out to find the Men’s Warehouse – to pick up Quinten’s tux for the wedding. It was about 2 inches too short in the legs but the rest of it fit great. We had Summer with us so we went for a walk in the neighborhood behind the strip mall and gave them 15 minutes and they fixed the pants for Quinten. He sure looked super handsome in the tux. We then headed to see Matt and Haylie and their dog Toby at there apartment. The girls were able to help Haylie with wedding crafts. The girls did a lot of work – it was great for them to help Haylie, the bride with some final wedding prep.
We got back to the RV and it was chilly. We called it a night. A challenging day that ended fairly well.