Every week I find myself wanting to write down some of the things I experience as a mom, whether funny, daunting, tiresome or just the average duties most moms have to face day in and day out. I call these momisodes. I’m sure if you have kids you have several momisodes you can recount immediately about how your kids have turned your life upside down right? We love telling these stories don’t we? I invite you to join me every Friday/Saturday/Sunday to recount some Momisodes you’ve had lately. Create your own post, grab our button and link up!
May 30th 12:25pm
I am serving our weekly Friday peanut butter and jelly lunch. I only do this once a week due to the sugar content PB and J’s and JJ goes, “Mom, I’m going to be taller in the morning, I’m having some growing pains!”
May 30th 12:55pm
(GROSSNESS AHEAD, DON’T READ IF THIS IS YOUR LUNCH BREAK)
I’m in the middle of potty training a two-year old which requires a lot of naked time. My toddler makes it to the potty almost 100 percent of the time when he’s naked, but as soon as you put undies on his naked butt, he pees in them. Which just tells me he needs more naked time for him to get used to the aspect of going to the bathroom when he needs to go. Being clothes seems to make him forget. With that said, naked time leads to a lot of problems and just plain out grossness. Right in the middle of loading the laundry into the washer my four-year old says “Mom, poop is coming out of Braidy’s butt!” In a total panic, I grab the child holding him at arm’s length and jont up the stairs all the way to the bathroom to get this kid on the toilet…but we didn’t make it before the first “poop drop”. Oh yeah right there on the floor to the bathroom, guess who steps in it! Moi!!
June 2nd 8:50 am
JJ threw up this morning. Yesterday he spent the entire day outside pretty much being a boy while we gardened and cleaned up the back yard. He got a little sunburned because I failed to reapply sunblock. But this morning I am watching a little girl for a few weeks while her school is observing summer break. This is the first morning she’s supposed to be here. Why does this happen when I’m expecting to watch kids who undoubtedly do not have the best hygiene habits and easily spread germs to one another? So I have spent my morning cleaning surfaces he’s touched, cleaning up vomit from the floor and getting JJ quarantined to his room to spend the day in so he doesn’t get others sick. He’s set up with coloring books, an ipod touch and a trash can to puke in away from the other kids. Yay for being a mom!
JJ hears me talking on the phone to a friend about the stomach bug he had yesterday. He is very concerned and almost in tears when he whispers to me, “Mom how do I get the bug out of my stomach?”. I said what are you talking about?” He says, “You said I had a stomach bug. How do I get it out?” I explain that it’s just what you say when someone has a stomach virus which is what you probably had. After more talking about the “bug” in his tummy, he then decides, there is no bug in his stomach, the carrots he ate just before he threw up was what made him sick, so he has decided to boycott carrots. Carrots are the devil.
The kids have multiplied! I watched a few of my friend’s kids this week and today I had a 2-year-old, 3-year-old, 4-year-old, 5-year-old and 6-year-old running through the house! While nothing particularly bad happened while they were all here, it was exhausting trying to keep up with them all. I even had to run a little one to dance class and became an expert on car seat installation! That’s usually my husband’s department.
June 5th 11:30pm
JJ is throwing up again….all over his bed. Had been in bed since 10, heard his screams, trying to clean up vomit out of a dead sleep is no fun at all. Of course we didn’t have any new bedding for him to crawl back in his own bed with, so had to set him up in our room on the floor with a trash can…. for more puking.
3:00pm – He now has diarrhea! Cha cha-cha! (Off to the doctor tomorrow and to get more bedding for moments like this!!) Why have I been so cheap in the past?
Went to his doctor’s appointment. Just as I had expected, the doctor says, “Oh he’s fine, just a stomach bug going around”, ….now please give me your money. I’m totally over this week and hope we can have some relaxation this weekend…with no more disgusting bodily fluids pouring out of people! Please and Thank you!
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