Friday, January 18, 2008

I love being a mom, I love being a mom...

Posted by Mandy at 9:13 PM

... some days (nights) you just need to repeat that phrase over and over to yourself, don't you? You need to look at all of the cute pics you have of fun times with your kids to make yourself believe it. You know.. times like tonight when the stomach virus makes its way to the third victim in the house... your middle child... who has really never thrown up before and decides to do it on your bed while watching a movie with his big sister. Keep in mind this is only about one hour after supper so it's extra disgusting. Also keep in mind Daddy is out working so I have no one to pawn this awful terrible disaster off on. Don't forget to remember that this is the THIRD of the children to be sick this week... thankfully my girl child somehow got a fever but never threw up... something my male children are more than making up for. So, back to the night. Imagine you finally clean up the boy and strip the top comforter off of the bed, that thankfully was made up so ONLY the top comforter was in the line of fire, and you sit your boy on the couch with a trashcan and instruct him to, "sit here while i finish cleaning up... if you need to throw up again, do it in this trashcan, okay?" "Okay..."

You finish cleaning up the CHUNKS of food off of your comforter and floor, nearly putting more there yourself just from the smell alone. (have you had the chance to smell fresh vomit lately?)You throw the big comforter out the back door b/c you're certainly not dealing with that tonight.. or ever. You check on the boy and realize he's acting normal. You instruct him again to "sit here and throw up here if you need to.. -k-?" "-k-" You go back to cleaning the kitchen, which is what you were doing when the emergency situation arose. You're ALMOST finished when you hear your boy child crying... from your room. *is he in my room? how did he slip back in there without me seeing?* You don't even have to get in there to know what's happened. You grab a towel to take with you... yeah.. you'll need it. Somehow the boy child has managed to throw up even more the second time and he made sure to spread it around this time. On YOUR pillow, YOUR sheets, and YOUR entire side of the bed. Yeah...

So, have fun stripping more puke soaked sheets off of your bed and spending two or more hours doing laundry so that you can finally go to sleep. I mean.. you haven't slept all week.. you should be used to the sleep deprivation. And, what else would you be doing at 11:30pm besides waiting for your comforter to dry? (which you probably destroyed by washing and drying it.)
I love being a mom.. oh yes.. I love being a mom.

7 comments:

Rosjuane on Friday, 18 January, 2008 said...

Oh you poor poor thing. And here I've been feeling sorry for myself because Garret is teething and I've been going on lack of sleep b/c of it!!

Brittany on Saturday, 19 January, 2008 said...

Oh man, me too. I thought I had it bad with Cayson's terrible cough and teething. Bless your heart! It's so hard when littles ones are sick! Cayson had his first stomach virus before Christmas, but thankfully Shaun was here and I had the "I'm pregnant and I will throw up too if I have to clean that up" excuse. Hang in there!

Shelley on Saturday, 19 January, 2008 said...

awww Mandy, you wanna come sleep with Jordan tonight?

Brandy on Saturday, 19 January, 2008 said...

we had the stomach bug this week, too. i thought kamryn was never gonna stop! i'm sorry it's been so rough for you....wish i could come take ya away for a mom's night out....i'm kinda in need of it, too. :)

K.T. is Mommatude on Saturday, 19 January, 2008 said...

My goodness,girl.We had that going on when Riannion and Justice were staying here-ALl 7 of us got it.It was horrible.

Hopefully it is just a 24 hours bug.

Maury Draper on Sunday, 20 January, 2008 said...

Oh gosh....bless your heart. Throw up on YOUR bed....that is the worse!!!

thejoyfulchaos on Friday, 25 January, 2008 said...

yeah, it's my mantra at times too - especially day before yesterday!

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