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A Suspicion and a Failed Date

Tonight’s date WAS planned. In fact, we made arrangements with out former nanny last Friday. She was even sleeping over so we could stay out later. When Irene arrived, she came up to Z’s room to say ‘hi’. He had just gotten dressed from bath time and was caught off guard when he saw her. Z was expecting M to walk through his door instead he saw her I thought he was acting kinda funny. We had to tell him that she was sleeping over and will be having breakfast with us tomorrow morning.
We were going to seethe Avengers. Just to be sure, we waited till Z fell asleep before leaving. I prayed that everything will go smoothly. In fact, we were more worried that V will wake and cry more than Z will. We got as far as the previews with pop and popcorn when Irene texted M. “z is crying.” . Immediately, M and I froze and panicked. We asked Irene to wait a bit to see if he would go back to sleep. He cried and then got off his bed. Here is what went down, as we found out when we got home.
By the time Irene got upstairs, Z was in our room looking for us. “where’s mommy?”, he asked her. Z was crying so hard that he almost threw up. That would have been a bad thing. Thank goodness he didn’t. When we got to him, he was sitting in the dark with Irene on his couch and he immediately started crying and sobbing so hard when he saw us. I started to feel what he was feeling and felt terrible for not telling him the truth.
It took almost 20 minutes to resettle him. His face was puffy and he would not make eye contact for the first while. I hugged him tighter. He wouldn’t even go to M at first. He just wanted his mommy. When I asked him if it would make him feel better if we changed into our pjs, he replied with a yes. So, M went first and came back into his room. Then I did. I think that reassured him a little. I asked him what woke him up, he said his leg hurt. So we gave him medicine and tucked him back to bed.
All this time, V slept soundly.

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