Saturday, March 8, 2008

Is there really a Calgon?

And can it take me away?

This has been a tragic weekend, beginning at 6 am Friday morning with the littlest one throwing up what seemed like 3 days worth of meals on my bed. Her first tummy bug...funny, there's no page for that one in the baby book. This comes, of course, on the heels of virtually 3 months of sickness in our household. I don't know what we did, but the universe seems really pissed at my family.

Then there was some other unhappy stuff, too complicated to relate here, and some financial stuff that I won't bore you with, and then, a few hours ago, there was Mitch, wandering around the back of the house in a half-asleep daze, leaving a trail of puke behind him as he stumbled from room to room (the worst of it landing--where else?--on my bed). And now I'm sitting beside him as he sleeps fitfully, raising up every 10 minutes to dry heave.

You never imagine this stuff when you picture motherhood. No little girl ever plays "stomach virus" with her doll babies. No one ever muses, "One day, I'll be a mother, cleaning puke off the tiny strip of floor between the bathroom sink and the wall and from inside the crack at the top of the floor molding."

I'm feeling drained and sorry for myself. It's a been a long damn winter.

8 comments:

cbh said...

I hope everyone is one the mend! I'm so sorry all of you have had to go through all this. blach!!! (wait, you're probably sick of hearing that sound)

L'oiseau said...

I despise stomach bugs with every fiber of my being. Hope they feel better soon.

Candy Apple said...

Ohhhh! I am brand new to your blog, but I can feel for you. We went through this last winter, while I was pregnant, and already nauseated - she even got me in the mouth once. . . putting "eeeewwww" here seems redundant. The only place she wanted to be was on me of course and just when I thought she was done, she really got me. We had every bug and then some. Next year should be easier now that you've gone through the initiation, but I think bad years do come around again intermittently. Unfortunately Calgon is only another way to wash all the spew off.

LitTeacher said...

Are you having a very bad, awful, no good, rotten, stinky day? I'm sorry.....

Lori said...

Just found your blog. Hoping everyone is feeling better by now. My eldest had it last week, but managed to keep it out of our bed, thank goodness. Hang in there; spring is around the corner...I hope!

MadMad said...

OH, man, I'm so sorry. But giggling, too, of course. Little girls playing stomach virus with their dolls! Hahaha! Maybe that is what we should teach them...

my minivan is faster than yours said...

UGH! That triple sucks and I can FEEL your exhaustion. Here's hoping you're sleeping right now and don't receive this comment till morning. Actually, make that noon :)

Victoria said...

Eeek. I've been MIA, but wanted to send a "Hope everyone's better" out to you. Take care.