Last weekend, we were taken by surprise when Scott was hospitalized. I am not going to go into details, but you can read about it here. Anyway, we spent the weekend, away from our kids, waiting and waiting and waiting in the hospital.
The reality of this illness is that Scott already spends way too much time away from us so he can get better. Most of the time, I have to leave him to keep our lives going at home. However, my mom gave me the gift of spending the weekend in Omaha, right there with him. We were happy to be together, however, we were sad.
We try so hard to count our blessings and focus on all of the good things, however, everyone gets to a point and that is where we found ourselves.
Of course, we had moments of happiness. I finally found one of our favorite movies on clearance and we enjoyed that Saturday night. We were given the freedom to walk around the hospital campus, as long as we were back in time for his treatments, medicine, and transfusions. Scott had a lot of energy and could walk for almost an hour, which is a huge improvement.
There were times that Scott just needed to be. During those times, I read the book, I Just Want to Pee Alone. It’s an anthology about motherhood that was compiled by Jen from People I want to Punch in the Throat, who I have already raved about when I gave away a copy of her best selling holiday book, Spending The Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat.
Every so often, I would laugh out loud and read a passage to Scott. Sometimes, he would just stare at me, like I was going nuts, and other times, he laughed too. This book provided us with countless chuckles, and laughter during a weekend that weighed heavily on our hearts.
These talented ladies write about motherhood like it is. They use any words they feel necessary to get their point across. It literally has made me laugh out loud numerous times. However, a person MUST have a sense of humor and leave their judgement at the door in order to truly enjoy these stories.
This honest book about motherhood is full of Pinterest failures, childbirth stories, shopping with kids, and other funny mom-moments. Since it is an anthology, I can read it when I need a laugh, and return to it another day. It really is a must-own for Moms with a sense of humor.
Anyway, I knew I needed to share this book with the world when at one point this weekend, Scott turned to me and said, “It’s music to my ears to hear you laugh again. Even if you are laughing at a silly book. Thank you for laughing and reading it aloud to me. It is making a dark weekend so much brighter.”
Buy it on Amazon, by following these links:
You can buy it book form: I Just Want to Pee Alone
Or on your Kindle App: I Just Want to Pee Alone
Finally, check out the authors. They are a group of talented ladies who brighten my day.
People I Want to Punch in the Throat