Saturday, April 16, 2011

Taking a forced break.

The last few weeks have been madness!  Most days I feel like I am running around doing a zillion things, but when I finally sit down with my cup of tea at 9pm, I honestly can't recall what I actually did.

I have a few blog posts in my head, and I promise I will get to them in the next few days.

I have had many messages asking how I was, and why I was "missing".  I feel the love.  :)

I had a sick baby girl last weekend.  That was fun.  Don't you just love when they projectile vomit all down your front.

I just loved that my bra acted as a catching bowl.

And I have to fight every instinct to JUMP UP when a child is vomiting, because honestly, changing the sheet and throwing them in the wash is soooooo much easier than scrubbing vomit off the carpet.

I hold my baby girl close to my chest as she spews... catching it all in my bra and down my top.  Oh, I didn't mention that this happened at kindy drop off.  While saying goodbye to my little boys.

I was dressed ready for a day to myself.  Something I long for all week.  Well, let's face it.  It isn't exactly by myself, but hey, one tiny baby is nothing compared to 3-5 at once!

But alas, I jumped back in the minivan, spew pooled in my bra, my shirt drenched with that distinctive stench, naked baby in the back, and headed home.

I felt sorry for my neighbours, as I stripped bare naked in our garage, right next to an open window.  I grabbed my baby girl, who was obviously exhausted from the ordeal and we had a soothing shower together.

We then spent the next 6 hours laying on the couch together.  She fed once or twice.  She cried every time she moved.  I tried to put her in the cot a couple of times, but gave up.

Sometimes the house has to take one for the team.

Sometimes everything else has to completely stop.

We stayed on the couch all day watching all my saved TiVo.

I had a nice 6 hours of "The Housewives of Miami" and "Parenthood" to catch up on.

I felt at peace with actually being able to crash on the couch with my 6 month old baby girl.

I am glad it was on a kindy day.  There is no way I would have been able to do this with any of the other  cherubs at home.

But what goes up, eventually comes down, and so I spent the next 2 days catching up.

And I do catch up.  

Now, to catch up on my blog...

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1 comment:

  1. I'm in awe. Thanks for sharing the human side of it all! :)

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