Last night, we went to the Toledo Zoo to see the Lights Before Christmas display. Sam was so adorable. We were barely out of the car when he saw all the lights and said, “Mommy! Daddy! Look at all the beautiful lights! Can we see them?” He spent the night running from tree to tree to lit-up animal talking about the “beautiful lights!” Near the end of the evening, he danced with a few other little kids to a light display that blinked to Christmas music. He was having a blast until…
…he ran over to us and coughed, sputtered, and threw up all over the sidewalk a few times. He started crying. I ran for napkins, Rob carried him to a bench to sit down. While I was away getting water and napkins, Sam said to Rob, “I’m sorry I made a mess on the sidewalk.” That was his biggest concern — that he’d made a mess. He didn’t want anyone to see it or step in it. He talked about his “mess on the sidewalk” the rest of the night.
He threw up a few more times in the car on the way home (thank goodness Toledo is less than an hour from home!). Each time, he said, “Mommy, what is it? Why Sam do it?” More puke at home and a looong night of little sleep. Especially for Rob. I started feeling sick and went to the guest room (though it may have been that it was 1 am and I had slumber-party feeling). I guess Sam flailed about all night and Rob kept waking up to make sure he didn’t flip himself out of our bed. So Sam and I are sitting on the new couch (that’s covered in a blanket, just in case), sipping water and watching Thomas the Train, while Rob sleeps.
Here’s hoping whatever was bugging him is over! Yikes!