Wednesday, February 4, 2009

GOING ON STRIKE...

Yes, you heard it here first!!! At this moment, 2:27 pm, I am going on strike as "MOM"!!!

The morning went pretty well. Hannah and Micah off to school at 8:15. I had a few minutes to myself, before getting Jonas and Luca up. Jonas had school today, but he has been really snotty so I was going to let him sleep in and decide if he was going. He woke up VERY snotty, but no fever. So, I called the school and asked if any of his therapies were today. They told me he had OT , so I told them I would bring him in for that, but not to class so he did not slime all of the toys up with snot. They appreciated that! :-) (oh, I forgot... before I took Jonas to school, Luca 'poured' himself a bowl of grape nuts ceareal) He poured it all right--all over the floor... :-(

Therapy was okay--he was not his typical self, but did good. So, after therapy Luca, Jonas, and I head home. I get them lunch, and off to naps. I put Jonas down first and then get Luca to bed. I checked on Jonas after putting Luca down, and he had puked hotdogs and pancakes all throughout the bed. (NICE...) He does not have the stomach flu, he sometimes plays with his fingers in his mouth and gets too many in and gags himself. So, I was not feeling sorry for him...

I get him in the tub, and strip his crib. I have been meaning to lower his crib all the way down since he is standing now, so I thought now would be a good time. I pulled the crib out, cleaned the base boards behind the crib, wipe the crib down, and change everything... Meanwhile, he is playing in the tub (the rooms are right next to each other, so I could here him the whole time...I am not leaving him 'alone' in the tub...if you were wondering...) So, I go into get him out and see some nice surprises floating in the water--you guessed it--poop...) Sigh... So, I take him out of the tub, remove the turds, empty the bath water, clean the tub, put him back in to re-wash him, and then get him out. I love clean babies!!!! I lotioned him all up, got his hair nice and soft, and dressed him a second time for his nap.

Meanwhile, I still hear Luca playing around in his room. I go into rock him, and put him back down. He is settled, so I check on Jonas one more time... AGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH.... He did it again... Yep, put his fingers down his throat and he puked everywhere--in the PERFECTLY CLEAN crib!!! this time there was no bath... I took his clothes off, wiped him off with wipes, redressed him--for a 3rd time in 2 hours, and layed him down.

I AM ON STRIKE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The house is quiet now, and I see a mountain of dishes looking back at me. Hannah and Micah will be home in less than 1 hour, and I am BEAT!!! Ryan is working late tonight... :-(

These are days that I daydream that tomorrow is the day that I am flying out for a week to the Bahamas, or somewhere warm with palm trees...

Back to reality...It is 17 degrees outside...

6 comments:

jess said...

Oh honey, you have had a very rough day. You deserve lots of love, lots of hugs and to curl up on the couch so you can dream about those warm, sandy beaches! Hope you get some relief when Hannah and Micah come home.

Jaime said...

The day in the life of a mom.... they just don't pay us enough, do they?

John and Jennie said...

wow! I was feeling sorry for myself yesterday after cleaning up 5 rounds of puke. This all involved 5 clothes changes and 2 baths for Ella, 4 clothes changes for me, spot cleaning the carpet, dinning room chair, couch and sofa chair. But then she took a 5 hour nap and I could regroup. I can't imagine doing that plus having 3 other children to take care of! Here's to hoping for a better day tomorrow!

Laurie said...

Ugh. Throw up in bed is the WORST!! And twice? Oh, I pity you. Hugs...

Tracy said...

Wow, that was quite a day I must say. I am not sure I could have handled all that as well as you did.... I think you deserve to be on strike for a long time! If only it really worked that way!

DeLynne said...

Just more proof that we live totally parallel lives. Maybe this is normal. Oh, how I long for abnormality!!!! I love you!