雪山旅行(到着) Trip to Snow Mountains (Arrival)

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たまにですが、舞姫、ものすごく機嫌が悪くなる時があります。突然大声でかんしゃくを起こすのです。周りの物音に敏感に反応することもあるし、着替えさせようとして触ろうものなら、耳のそばで絶叫されます。1〜2ヶ月に1回くらい、数日そういう時期があって、その時は私も精神的にかなり追いつめられます。

それが旅行の前に始まりました。しかも今回はひどい。とうとう学校の先生からクラスに支障を来し始めたと電話はあるし、もうほってはおけない状況、雪山旅行が終わったらお医者さんに連れて行くことにしました。お出かけ好きの舞姫だから、旅の間は機嫌がよくなってくれることを祈りつつ。

一方、U家でも予断を許さない事態になっていました。Mちゃんが発熱!去年の夏、キャンプ直前にも熱を出して参加が危ぶまれたMちゃん。大きなイベントの前にはよくあるそうで、今回も出発までにおさまることを期待していました。でもそうはいかなかった。出発の前夜、救急病院に行ったら、なんと腎盂炎を起こしていることが判明、そのまま入院となったMちゃんです。うっそ〜(- -;)。というわけで、我が家は舞姫という危険分子を抱え、U家はママとMちゃんを病院に残し、パパとAちゃんだけの参加で始まりました。

サンノゼから車でブンブン飛ばすこと3時間、「ほんとに雪ってあるの?」と言い始めた頃、雪の姿が視界に飛び込んできました。ドラゴン大喜び。舞姫もドライブは好きだから落ち着いています。間もなくベア・バレー村に到着。積雪2mは優にあって村を見渡すことができません。

泊まるマンションのまた豪華なこと。「ほんとに泊まっていいの〜?」ま、それだけの値段は払ってるんだけど(^_^;)。夕食にタコスを食べて、オリンピックを見たり、シャワーを浴びたり。明日への期待に胸を膨らませ、寝床に着きました。(続く)

Every once in a while, there is a time princess is in a very bad mood.  All of a sudden she starts throwing a tantrum.  Sometimes she sensitively responds to surrounding noises. Other times, I get screamed at next to my ears when I try to change her clothes.  It usually lasts for a few days every or every other month.  These are the times when I am mentally pushed into a corner.
 
It started again before the trip, and this time it was really worse.  Her teacher at school called that her fits are finally interferring the class activities.  It had come to a point that we had to do something and Casey and I decided to take princess to her doctor after the trip.  I just hoped she would be well during the trip.  She should be, because she loves going out.
 
Meanwhile, the U’s were in a knife-edge situation.  M-chan started running a fever.  At our camping trip last summer, we didn’t know if she could make it until just before because of a fever.  M-chan often runs a fever when a big event comes up, according to Maido-san.  So we hoped the fever would be gone as always.  But again that was only a wishful thinking.  The night before the departure, they took her to an emergency hospital to find that M-chan had a kidney infection.  She was immediately admitted to the hospital....  Oh no!!(- -;)  So here we were: us with princess, a dangerous element, and the U’s, separated, dad and A-chan off to the trip and mom and M-chan in the hospital.  
 
After driving three straight hours from San Jose, we were saying, “Is there snow?”  Then, the first sight of snow jumped into our eyes.  Did that make dragon excited or not!!  Fortunately, princess was calm as long as the car was moving.  Soon, we arrived at Bear Valley Village.  The snow cover was well above two yards tall, making it hard to overlook the whole village. 

The gorgeous interior of the condominium room was astounding.  “Is it really OK to stay here?”  Well, we definitely paid the price (^_^;).  After having Mexican tacos for dinner, watching the Olympics, and taking showers, we went to bed, with a big anticipation for tomorrow.  (to be continued)
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by danceofdragon | 2010-03-02 02:06