Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Maybe I Should Have Actually Found Some Wood to Knock on, Instead of This Formica Desk

I just had to say it, didn’t I?

We’ve got the gas leak fixed, the fridge was repaired free by the guy who sold it to us, even though it was past the 30 days guarantee, the new washer and dryer are working like a dream, Internet is running, cable in every needed room…

But I had to title that post “At Least We Still Have Our Health”, didn’t I? I even saw Karma, herself, in my mind’s eye, trying to hide a wry little smile, and I thought of changing the title so as not to tempt her, or her sister, Fate. But it was a good, title, no?

You know where this is going, don’t you?

Last night, Noah coughed a couple times and then started crying for “MAMA!!!”. He had vomited while lying on his back and it was down both sides of his face, into his hair, his pillow, etc. Then, he sat up, and did it some more on his blankets.

Sorry for the graphic nature, but as a Mama, you get used to talking about bodily fluids.

We cleaned him up, changed the sheets, changed his clothes, and tucked him back into bed. A half hour later, he did it again. And again… six times in total. And between those fun episodes, he just called to whimper about not being able to sleep, or his blanket is wrong, or his hair smells bad.

Between 11pm, when it started, and 6am, when he wanted to get up and watch TV on the couch, he called us at LEAST once every 45 minutes. So, all three of us pulled all-nighters. Michael went off to work this morning leaving me with the three kids, but was home soon after because now he has come down with “it” as well.

Even though Noah tends to nap nearer to 3pm, its now just past noon, and all four of my family members are in bed, asleep. I supposed I should get some unpacking done, but my current “unpack and purge” project is all over my bedroom floor in not-so-neat piles, but Michael is sleeping in there.

Maybe I should take this time to just watch a movie. I should, because I think its only going to get harder from here, and I should probably take any break I can get my hands on.

I was going to say something about how I, at least, am lucky to not… something or other… but I can feel Madam Karma peeking out from behind the office door.

So, ‘nuff said.


Snowbird said...

Oh honey, I almost called you today. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't--or maybe I should have. I can only hope that the twins and you don't get whatever is attacking Noah and Daddy. Take care and know that I love you!!! Love and lots of big hugs, Mom

Cindy said...

Yikes! Girl, could it get any crazier for you? Ooops maybe I shouldn't have said that.

Hang in there!

JeSais said...

OH NO. At least we had Saturday evening!!!