Last week Charlie heard about a monster truck show coming to the Wicomico Youth and Civic center in Salisbury, MD and wanted to take John. He asked me to find out ticket prices and show times. I found it and the tickets were very reasonable. I purchased a VIP adult and child ticket and got to pick the best available seats for my boys. Center of the arena 3rd row back. SWEET!
The tickets were ordered and now it was a waiting game until the day arrived. Well. The night before the monster truck show John began crying and complaining about his ear hurting. I gave him some children's pain reliever and put him to bed. He woke up twice during the night crying and saying his ear hurt. I told him when the sun came up I would take him to his doctor to get some medicine to make his ear feel better.
The morning came and I felt yucky myself. I took John to the doctor and found out he had a bad ear infection. Got a prescription and was on our way home. He said his ear hurt too bad to go to the Monster Truck show (which meant this was serious and he was REALLY hurting if he didn't want to go to see the monster trucks). He actually slept the whole way home from Easton and as soon as we got home he got sick into the trash can and put himself to bed.
Charlie was at a loss. He didn't know what to do. He didn't want to NOT go to the show and waste the money he spent on the tickets and Tabytha was away for the weekend with her mommom. I suggested taking Jessi. We already had kid size noise reducing head phones. He thought about it for minute and said he'd take her instead. It wasn't going to be a really big show and figured he and Jessi would get some good quality time in and make it a "father/daughter" day instead of a "Man Day" with John.
He got Jessi ready to go and off they went. Jessi was beyond excited to do something with her daddy that was just for her (even if she was the last minute substitution, lol). Charlie and Jessi ended up having a blast together. John spent the day sleeping and I spent the day resting on the couch with whatever bug I had picked up.
Charlie brought home 2 Monster Truck t-shirts, an autographed photo and a track flag for John. There's another Monster Truck show coming to Baltimore next month and, Lord willing, John won't be sick and Charlie can have his "man day" with his best little Buddy.