Monday, September 21, 2009

Throw up, glass shards, and the joys of motherhood

The last twelve hours have been....exciting to say the least. As I was putting Sadie back to bed for the fourth time at 2:00 in the morning(she must be teething!), I hear Marriner coughing. I wasn't going to check on him because as many of you know, nightly checks most of the time turnout ......uneventful. Well I decided to check on him just to make sure. He had thrown up all over himself and his bed. He was all smiles as he was covered in last nights meal. He was pretty excited when I told him he could take a bath. As he was bathing, I put all of the puke covered items in a large garbage bag and tied it tight so I could take care of it in the morning. After I changed his sheets, Cloroxed everything, I put him back to bed. Sadie only woke up two more times!! Well, this morning we got Chase to school, and then I decided to clean the mess in the garbage bag. (Can you imagine the smell....I hope not.) I needed to put Sadie in Chase's room and shut the door so she wouldn't fall down the stairs while I cleaned. I get it cleaned up and put everything in the wash, feed Sadie breakfast, and as I'm taking her up the stairs to get her dressed, I bumped a picture on the wall and it tumbles down the stairs and shatters everywhere. Luckily the picture didn't rip but the frame and glass are everywhere. Sadie gets put back in Chase's room. As I'm cleaning up glass shards, my foot gets cut so I've got blood to clean up too! Meanwhile, Sadie is crying, so once I'm done I head up to finish getting her dressed. As I'm doing her hair I hear Marriner throwing up on the stairs and the tile. I put Sadie back in Chase's room and she definitely is not happy about it. Marriner is crying and the puke is just where the shards of glass were just minutes before. I'm just glad I didn't have to clean up puke covered glass. I was having a great time if you could imagine. I'm now on the ground cleaning up breakfast throw up. Marriner gets to take yet another bath. I finally get Sadie and Marriner dressed(again) and it's time to pick up Chase from school. Let's just hope in three hours time Chase got more accomplished than we did here at home! The joys of motherhood are sometimes overshadowed by the smell of throw-up. . .but they definitely are still there :)

10 comments:

Erika and family said...

I hate days/nights like that, but at least they are few and far between huh! I hope Marriner gets feeling better, and Sadie as well with her teeth! We look forward to seeing you at Andrea's wedding. Love ya!

JJLanier said...

What a day you've had. I'm so sorry!
Yesterday I laid on the couch after Sunday dinner. I assumed Joe was watching the girls but he ended up lying down too. About 15 minutes later I smelled finger nail polish. Andelin and Laurie had blue nail polish all over their fingers on the carpet, on Laurie's pretty new dress and on the couch. Yes- the joys of motherhood :)

The Cannons said...

Oh man talk about timing. That is rough. I hope everyone feels better and that you get some much needed R&R.
Mitzi

Josh and Jillian said...

Oh you poor thing!!! What a day! I probably would have had a breakdown and we all would be sitting in barf and broken glass. haha. I hope Marriner is feeling better. It was so fun to get together. Let me know what you guys are doing next week and maybe I can come up and see you.

Dean Family said...

Brooksie!
I am so sorry and wish I was there to clean the puke, because I know how sensitive your gag reflex is!!! I love you so much and hope you have a few better days to forget this bad one!

I Love you "mo" much!
Nic en la noche

Richelle said...

That makes my poop in the tub day look good! Oh, the joys! Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

Camille said...

Oh, wow! You get the award for having the worst day and night ever! That sounded pretty intense. I'm pretty sure I would have been bawling!

I don't mind at all that you take a peek in my blog. You're welcome whenever! I hadn't seen yours for a while, and I can't believe how your kids have grown. I don't think I'd ever even seen Sadie! She's a cutie!

Frost Family said...

Oh Brooke!I'm so sorry!!! Sounds like such a great day! I did have to laugh a little- sorry! But I can just imagine myself in that situation- I think I would cry!! Good luck! You are a great mom! Keep in touch with us! I'm still sad you are moving!

Dye Family said...

I'm sorry, but I'm laughing right now. You wrote that so well that I can see it perfectly in my head! And I can only laugh because I have been there. And I know I don't handle it as well as you! You are an amazing mom, Brooke Thanks for showing me a few tricks :)

Marriner is soooo fun, even when he's covered in puke and not feeling well, he still gets excited about getting out of bed in the middle of the night!
And poor little sis getting put in Chase's room over and over. Thanks for the post. I love you!

Heather Williams said...

NO WAY did you have to go through that. I don't think it could have been any worse Brooke...ahhh, I am soo sorry. You are THEEE WOMAN though, way to tackle it and still have a good attitude in the end. Well, anyway, I hope it only gets a lot better for you:)

heather