It was a great day.
All thanks to MIL, I"m sure it would have been much less fun if I'd had to do the hard work! :LOL
This morning, for the second time in a row, BeanBean woke me (and his sister) up by
at me. It took a few minutes for me to understand what he was saying, but I finally got it: He was saying the name of Mike's company over and over again. I said it back to him and through his tears he said "Daddy went to work! Daddy went to wooorrrrkk!!!"
He sounded so betrayed and unhappy. I wish he had done it without screaming in my ear (which will be ringing for the rest of the day again) but I really felt badly for the little man. I finally got him calmed down enough to nurse but when he crawled into bed next to me he was like a little block of ice. That's when I noticed the cold breeze coming through the house-- he had gone out the front door looking for daddy!!!
I nursed him back to sleep before I turned the heat up and closed the front door.
Poor kid, though, he's miserable. I called Mike and he said that BeanBean woke up when his alarm went off this morning and insisted on following him around, joining him in the shower and just keeping him company. Mike fixed him a bottle of Pediasure and snuggled him for a few minutes extra; he said that BeanBean was curled up with his bottle in bed and even waved goodbye to him and he thought that everything was fine. He was a little late for work but he couldn't just run away from BeanBean, so he took his time with him. Mike said he left only a few minutes before seven; BeanBean came in screaming at 7:01, so he must have gotten out of bed as soon as he heard Mike open the door.
Mike's always making comments about how he doesn't want BeanBean to work for a trucking company when he grows up--Mike's a manager, and everyone in his office is always telling BeanBean that he can play with toy trucks but he never wants to work for a trucking company. I told Mike this morning that I don't think he has to worry about that, because now BeanBean is traumatized by the idea of daddy leaving for work. He sounded so betrayed this morning, it was heartbreaking
. Like, "Daddy went to work!! Why, daddy, why?! How could you?!"
Just about the saddest thing I've ever heard.
There was a cute bit, though. When BeanBean screamed, he woke his sister up. BooBah jumped awake, and looked around, very startled. When she saw BeanBean, she gave him this look that was totally exasperated, frowned, and stuck her thumb back in her mouth. :LOL Then she closed her eyes and flipped onto her back again. :LOL
She's such a funny little girl! She just had such a grown-up look on her face, like she was saying "Oh, this again. Whatever, I'm going back to bed." :LOL I wanted to laugh at the look on her face, and if her brother hadn't been so heartbroken, I might have. :LOL