(in case you need to catch up, read here and here)
For all you dad's out there, executive decisions are ALWAYS best left to the mom.
My husband made 2 of them lately, without consulting me first.
The first one came the day we were at the mall, pushing her around in the wheelchair. We were strolling along, me pushing our little guy and him pushing Paige when he blurts out, "Hey Paige, do you want to get your ears pierced?"
Did I hear him right? Did he just ask our fashion princess, wanna be teenager, master accessorizer, 8 year old with severe sensory issues, if she wanted her ears pierced? Without asking me first? I must have heard wrong. That's a pretty big executive decision for a dad to make!
Nope, I had heard correctly and as I am picking my jaw off of the floor, Paige answers, "Really? All right!"
Daddy turns to me with this, "Oh shit. I didn't think she would say yes" look on his face.
The second executive decision came a few weeks after that first one. His mother and her husband were over eating dinner with us. Paige had been especially off the wall that day and we both We were just about finished eating when Daddy says, "So Paige, do you want to sleep over at Grandma's tonight?"
Did he actually make yet another executive decision without asking me first?
Once again that "oh shit" look came over him when she said "yes"?
Sleeping over at Grandma's. No big deal right? But what you don't know is that Paige has never slept away from home and has never even been put to bed without both of us there. And, let us not forget her sound sensitivity... IT WAS THE NIGHT OF THE 4TH OF JULY. And, on top of all of that, we were expecting a severe thunderstorm.
All in all it worked out. Paige stayed up, out of fear from all of the noise, until past 2am. She liked staying at Grandma's and Daddy and I did ok too. (ok, so I cried a little).
Let's just hope that Daddy learned his lesson on making those executive decisions! I wonder what will come out of his mouth next.
Are you wondering about her ears? ....