Friday, April 22, 2011

Soon Enough

Today was one of those days where I earned my keep as a mommy. It's 6:00 pm and I am so worn out that I don't know if I even have the energy to write about it.

The boys woke us up early, as has been the routine the past few weeks. Each morning we hear a little pitter patter of feet, followed by an explosion of giggles and then a hard thump, as we are clobbered in the head by a toddler and a rowdy five year old who want to "cuddle." Then there is the bickering between boys about who has the most space and who bumped who. We lie there for a few minutes before giving in and getting up. Today was a bit different. Today the kids came into our room and Evan immediately fell into my arms and lay there breathing softly on my neck. At first I was in heaven. How often do I get a hug like that? Then I realized how warm he felt. Hot. He was sick.

And the day began. I canceled my 10am (much needed) haircut and dropped Zack off at school. Evan threw up on me on the way into the building. Lovely.

The rest of the morning was filled with vomit and laundry. The afternoon improved, but I decided that we needed to stay at home, since Evan was not well, which meant entertaining two kiddos when what I really wanted was a nap. We played cards (resulting in an absolute temper tantrum when *somebody* lost), and made Easter cupcakes, which was a huge, albeit messy hit.

And now, I am spent. Exhausted. Afraid. How on earth would I have handled today if I had a fussy newborn to tend to on top of this all? I suppose I will find out soon enough.....


  1. Aw, hope Evan's on his way to recovery! When #3 comes, I'm sure you'll do just fine! Happy Easter!

  2. Babies sleep all the time, didn't you know that? ;-)

    It all will work out, Rachel. It will. The third is usually surprisingly chill. Do you have a sling? Or some other infant carrier? That helps immeasurably.

    Sad to have missed you yesterday. Really sad. Jetlag is kicking my behind.

  3. Sounds to me like you made lemonade from lemons today (do you havethat saying over there?) - strange as this sounds i bet one day you'll look back on a day like today with fondness.

  4. Sounds like you did a wonderful job yrsterday! I wouldn't make cupcakes on my best days! You are a terrific mom and daughter!

  5. Hope your weekend has gone better than your Friday!