Not writing for my new blog has proven to be quite stressful. I mean, my goodness!
Guys, I have literally had a house full of sick kids this week. C’mon parents, you know how it goes. One kid starts complaining about a tummy ache, then, immediately you’re on it and think you have the situation contained. Three hours go by. Then, BAM! Baby number two starts spontaneously up chucking! (sorry) So…. you quarantine those two, decontaminate yourself before dealing with the rest of the family and you think all is well. You’re all smug while you’re cleaning. You go on to cook dinner with that self-satisfied, super-mom grin. Singing a nice tune as you get tomorrows clothing out for the next day. Heck, you even have time to cuddle with the hubby. Then, you fall into a blissful sleep, feeling that all is well in the world.
Suddenly, you hear something. In the dead of night, an eerie sound awakens you. Right away, you know it’s trouble. This horrible moaning, you’ve heard it before, but still you say a silent prayer, hoping you’re wrong. groggy, you make climb out of your warm sheets, out of the comfort of his loving arms. You quietly, (I’m not quite sure why, when obviously they’re awake) tip-toe into the first room, filled with pinks, purples and balloons. What you find here instantly jars you completely awake. It’s not the first tummy ache victim that resides in the next room, nor the second porcelain hugging kid sill asleep in her bed, but a new Up-Chuck Queen has emerged! So, at 2 o’clock in the morning, you quickly transform back into Super-Mommy! Cleaning up the new queen’s bed, one infected Monster High logo at a time. Okay, so at this point, you’re hoping it’s over, right? The “spill” is cleaned up, fresh covers are in place and the kid is washed up and back in bed. You say your good nights all over again and begin to make your escape. Back to your nice, although interrupted, dreamless sleep, you go.
Or so you think.
As you pass by the boy’s room, somehow, you hear that sound again! Your first thought is, “Are you freaking kidding me right now?!”. The next thought is, “maybe it’s the first one…”. No such luck. Our next contestant on, Who’s Sick Now, is…drum roll please….. Yes, the final child, and this one is much worse than the last 3. His upset tummy and desecrated sheets are accompanied by a bloody nose. Yep, a bloody nose. Not unusual for him, but on top of everything else…let’s just say……..AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Needless to say, I’d had enough. After cleaning up this mess, putting this kid back to bed, I finally retreat back to my room, I collapse on my, (now cold) side of the bed and fall into an irritated half-sleep until….about 2 hours later, when I am awakened by that eerie sound again.
Heaven help me…..