“I do my own stunts”… yeah. The night started off with a 2 hour search for babysitters for the kids – finally we settled on a babysitter for Macy and a night over at Lisi’s (his aunt). Started off great, Miles was over at Emily’s (his other aunt) swimming with Lisi and a bunch of other friends, while me and Jen were cozying up to a nice evening with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino and the rest of the gang. Just as the movie started we got the call: Miles had a “slip and fall” accident.
That’s when the date night got interesting. After a 20 minute whispering, text messaging conversation between me, Jen, Lisi & Emily – we decided to go get him and take him to the emergency room. A quick queezy look at the gash in his chin and we decided it was probably a stitcher. So, Romolo and Lindsey (friends) had a doctor friend who said he would look at Miles and let us know if he really needed stitches, at his home (this was about 9:30pm). So Jen and I and Miles, and Lisi, and Emily, and Travis, and Romolo, and Lindsey (sp?), all caravaned across town to the good doctor’s home. After a quick look he recommended a trip to the ER, called us in and we were off again (THANK YOU DR. P?).
Oh yeah so we had a babysitter at home watching Macy. So we called Karen (Jen’s mom) to come pick up the babysitter, take her home, come back and watch over the house while Macy slept. Oh yeah, then we had to call Cassie (our roommate), to see if she could stay with Macy while Karen took the babysitter home.
Then it was off to the ER. Jen hates the ER and I just hate hospitals period, so that’s good for us. Luckily because of the doctor’s call we were taken to another part of the ER (Jen said it was the “Grey’s Anatomy” wing, where the interns worked – whatever, at least people weren’t throwing up). The rest of the story is filled with me trying to keep Miles happy, Jen washing our hands every 10 minutes, crying, numbing, crying, consoling, papoosing, consoling, cleaning, crying, stitching, cleaning, and finally leaving. Miles was very brave. He now has 4 stitches in his chin and will get whatever he wants today.
Thanks everyone who helped & prayed. Someone owes us a date night.