Anyhow, inside Warren pulled me aside & told me he think Bear had a stroke while I was gone. He seems okay now and we're leaving him go. But he was very clingy yesterday and just layed in the same spot all day. We have NOT told the kids of the possible stroke Bear had. And we will not. Sometimes as parents of traumatized kids, you have to make an executive decision on what info to share. So, though IRina wanted to go back w/ me to finish the shopping at Walmart for the party, I took Warren instead so we could talk some about Bear. Went to Walmart trying to think clearly for the first time in hours. Got what we needed and went home. At this point, I truly thought all my kids would be dressed. I was livid when I got home. I think they saw the smoke coming from my ears I was so mad. I mean really, 15yo and you're sitting on your lazy butt doing nothing! URGHH. Yana was in her pajamas, while Irina was doing ALL the cleaning. Max was off working so he was not there during the day. All the things Yana could have done to help, she did not. Nothing. Not a thing. Keep in mind, at this point we are an hour before people are start to arrive and NOTHING is done. No decorations, no cake finished, no party bags, no containers set up for apple bobbing, nothing. So, going off the little adrenaline I have left, I start barking orders. Yes, that's what it sounded like, just ask my kids.
Bojan really wanted to help. Yes, despite the surgery the day before, the ER visit, and very little sleep, he still wanted to be a part of Nik's party. So, we tried to think of tasks he could do.