Anyway- the result was a lot of driving. Medford (4.5 hours one-way) I drove to Eugene (100 miles away) and Salem twice each, not including my Portland stores. Ben threw up a total of 4 different times through these drives to and from Grandma's. It's not car sickness, its he hates his car seat and especially any drive longer than 15 minutes results in freak outs. What's a freak-out? Starts by becoming extremely disinterested in all his AWESOME toys, books, sippy cup, snacks in all varieties and diabetes-causing sugar amounts, screams for me to reach back and hold his hand or face until he's had enough of that and then screams to the point of vomiting, screams more and vomits, etc, etc, until there's ZERO way he has anything left to vomit. Then screams because he's smeared his vomit into his eyes; I hold his hand and face again (which is an a horribly uncomfortable position and makes my arm fall asleep immediately and then throbs but if I re-track it- all H starts over again. And then he falls asleep until I break at a light then he wakes up, remembers his surroundings and the screaming continues until we're home. Actually, sometimes he's so upset it takes a good 20 minutes to calm him down even then.
He must get it from the Clark side?? White's love car rides. Only Lacey ever had problems which were actual car sickness when she was young but there was no screaming from anyone...well unless we were fighting! ;)
I wish I could just accept the screaming and be fine but I cannot. To me its the same as putting my hand on a hot stove....just ignoring it will NOT help, every millisecond is torture on both of us. I want to put Ben in his forward facing car seat but Tom doesn't feel right about it- not until he's 2 yrs old and weighs more. I get grumpy like ummm you don't have to drive with him but I know in my gut I don't want to take the risk either. So for now...it is what it is.
My hair- not an interesting topic but sure I'll talk about it. So long story short I did a bunch of reading and researchin' and came to the conclusion I needed to get some dandruff shampoo! I don't have actual dandruff but itchy, smelly scalp. I thought my scalp was totally normal and sure its "normal" for me but I'm done with it! I didn't realize until super recently I had a very itchy scalp- I thought it was my paranoia to the billionth power to head lice that made me itch and look in the mirror almost every single day at my scalp searching for nasties and noticing every single time ANYONE scratches their head in church, making me nervous until I realized wait I am scratching way more than they are!!! EEEKKK Also, I know I took better notice to how my scalp smells icky by the end of the day; smelling musky and oily, and how even deep cleansing shampoos and hot hot water won't even touch the problem. I guess the problem is bacteria that lives in the scalp and in the hair shaft and a dermatologists RX will really treat it so I looked into what the RX is and found I could try doing it myself with buying 2 different types of shampoos- One with sulfide and the other with an acid for whatever reason to have one bottle with both ingredients takes a RX...I was even a little nervous putting both shampoos on at the same time. Like, when this create a hydrogen bomb and I'll be dead before I know it? Or will it make my head burn off or my hair fall out? haha thus far it's worked like a charm- no itch, no smell (well dandruff shampoo is RANK- smells like rotten eggs so I shampoo with a regular, good-smelling stuff to get the nasty smell out). My hair feels SO clean and it stays clean way longer than ever!
Okay enough about hair. Spring break was this week, it meant Tom was HOME Monday and Wednesday evening. Monday we had FHE and Tom took us out for ice cream! Wednesday I wanted to go to the Temple but I THOUGHT I had a church meeting and was all uptight and agree about going to it only to get there, no one show up and then realize I got the MONTH wrong! WE COULD HAVE GONE TO THE TEMPLE! grrr As it was Tom and I just zoned out on the couch together after Ben went down. Ben LOVED seeing dad before bed time- that only happens Sundays.
Tom: had a birthday on the 20th! He got his apple tv he's been wanting forrrrrreverrrrrr. I told him we would get it AFTER we pay off my department of ed loans (sometime in September) and I was secretly going to get it for his birthday but he kept bringing it up and saying how he wanted it sooner so I was like- Okay fine! Ruin your surprise, I already talked to Laura (his co-worker) and I was gonna get it through her, now you've ruined your surprise and everything! okay I wasn't THAT upset. I like surprising him but hello I couldn't take it anymore. For the record, I don't get what the apple tv does. BUT I fully accept responsibility for it! When Tom asks if he can show me how ANY electronical thingy works I usually say, "Okay but only for 5 minutes!" So he's got 5 minutes to talk gaget stuff and even then its painful. Its the only subject I am THAT repelled of- who the heck thinks this crap up? Its all so complicated and YES I know I sound like an 80 yr old! So we have it and I don't know really how to use it other than watch movie trailers butttt....I can do that on the laptop soooo we spent how much to do what we could already do ???? yaaaaa......
Ben! He's a growing and talking more and more and so moving into the terrible 2's! I remember in Texas when Amanda said, "So lately Sawyer's been starting this whining thing that's so freaking annoying- I just want to say shut up!" Or something along those lines. Ben's started it now. OH MY GOSH! Not crying, whining just loud and in long enough suspended notes you DO want to yell SHUT UP! He stayed in nursery the whole time this last Sunday! Tom drops him off, I come in for singing time with the kids and then carefully get out without Ben attaching himself to my leg which the only way off is with a crow-bar or saying HEY Thomas the Train is on!
Last Friday I took him down to a pool Lacey works at where he barfed his guts out after he took in a big gulps' worth of pool water. They had to have everyone get out of the pool while some kids fished out the chunks and other upped the chlorine for a good 45 minutes. As Lacey was bringing him to be he was still throwing up and kept barfing in the shower. Then he smiled and was ready to go back in! lol I think not.