L - can you have S's party on another weekend? He doesn't really know or care when his birthday really is, and it sounds like you need to offload some stress right now. Either that or move the Mother's Day party to another weekend. But out of S or your mom, I can already tell who would be more upset by that!
Ash -if it is worrying you then I would get it looked at. Your dreams sound scary! I had a dream last night that the doctor called and told me that I was right and my numb hands and arms were because of "that you know, whatever disease you keep talking to me about." I just thought it was funny that the doctor was so vague. I don't really have numb arms and hands, though I wonder what interpretation that might have in real life. Hmmm. I will have to think about it - what am I not feeling right now?
I don't remember being left in the car, though that doesn't mean I wasn't. I do remember my dad not allowing me to do flips on the roll bar of his jeep while he was driving it, though I was begging and begging and didn't understand what the problem was! I remember driving to my grandparent's house four hours away and dad would start a six pack of beer at the beginning of the trip and it would be finished by the time we got there. So weird to think about that now. After 6 beers in 4 hours I am pretty much wasted! I know he was bigger and a man, so maybe he was just pretty tipsy, but still. And no seatbelts, lying around in the back or up on top of the backseat waving to cars behind us. Just weird how loose everything was back then.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov