Today started just as any other day, the baby was in our bed (has been for the past 2 weeks, growth spurt, new teeth). We went for a walk with the dog, enjoyed the most spectacular weather, super breezy and cool. It was super strange b.c its been in the 100's here. At the end of the walk I noticed the dog was walking strange and was almost sitting down and trying to walk at the same time so I checked her out and under her tail was a giant yellow and black bumble bee stuck in her hair! ("holy crap!" I said out loud) and swatted it away with my cell phone (i'm not going to touch a bee). So we go home, I checked out the dog again and she had a tiny red dot on her leg, likely a bee sting. crap-o-la. So I googled really fast how to ease pain of a bee sting for a dog. There was nothing good worth doing. I waited it out and later on saw the red dot was super red and much bigger, and pussy and gross... and the dog was resisting weight on it so I figured this was a-big-deal. I called the vet and got her an appointment.
I took the baby and the dog to the vet; it was a band wagon of fun, let me tell you. The appointment went well, got some antibiotics, and we started make our way to check out. The baby was getting super cranky/hungry, so I gave him a quick squeeze pouch of apple sauce and walked to the reception. The baby saw a big chocolate lab waiting with his owner, he got excited and squealed his "I just saw a doggy" happy squeal and that then made the dog respond with a super loud and sharp bark which then led to my dog freaking out barking, which then made the baby cry hysterically. I unloaded the baby from the stroller, grabbed the dog and walked outside (just to calm down the situation, remove the crazy). When the baby cries its usually not a big deal, but when the baby cries when he's tired... it takes a long time to calm him down. that was one of those moments. We went back and forth from the inside of the vet to outside twice, bc every time we went back in it was a repeat of the second time. Checked out, took forever, my arms were about to break holding baby and dog (even though I had a stroller with me, the screaming wasn't as bad when I was holding him, so I did). Got in the car and the crying kept going so I gave out one short, loud, crisp and fast "Shhh!!" and all was silent the whole way home (all 1.4 miles of driving).
That one swift gesture worked ( I was blown away). It reeled back in the crazy moment and things were back to my version of simple, again...
...on to Thursday, I cant wait to squish my lips on to these sweet plump cheeks in the morning and do it all over again.