Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Random Musings about Life with Sick Kids

Motherhood is caring more that your child barfed on the carpet than all over you. It is a lot faster to take a quick shower than scrub the carpet at 2am.

Every time I call the advice nurse at my pediatrician's office, they tell me I sound really tired and ask if I'm feeling alright. Um, who are these well rested mothers that are calling the advice line? I wouldn't be calling the advice line if my kids were healthy enough to sleep through the night.

Why do my kids get sick within 48 hours EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I decide to stick to my guns on a discipline issue? I can't tell Emily she's just going to be thirsty if she refuses to drink from a cup when she's already dehydrated from all the sweating/barfing.

Sorry about the stream of consciousness. After 3 weeks with sick kids (with a glorious 3 day reprieve in the middle), I'm just happy I can still talk in complete sentences. And all the previous whinyness aside, I'm so grateful to live in a time when I can just give my kid some ibuprofen to bring down her crazy fever, take them to a doctor that can diagnose an ear infection and give them an antibiotic, and turn on Elmo when I'm too tired to function properly and they are bored because they can't go outside. I would never have made it 200 years ago.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Smiley Boy

I've been trying to catch Elliot smiling for the camera for a good long while, and I've recently succeeded. Enjoy!