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Not the day I wanted...  

Posted by: Meredith

Yesterday, I thought to myself that I sure would love to be able to take today off work. I really wanted to get the rest of the painting done and touch up the little spots where paint got under my tape, and have the other things in the room clean and organized so that when the new furniture was delivered tomorrow, I wouldn't be in a hurry to get stuff finished.

Well, I got today off. But not in a way I wanted. I wanted my boss to call and say that since I am the best (see 'only') employee he has, I should just take the day off to do as I please. Unfortunately, I got the day off because I have been up since 3:30am with a puking child. Yeah, once again the midnight vomit monster has struck our house.

I don't understand why this stuff always happens at night. But the good parents we are, we jumped right up, I had B. in the bathroom cleaning him up and telling him that it was ok to be scared, throwing up is a scary thing, while Hubbs immediately grabbed the carpet foam and cleaned up the mess in the room. Of course, we could not get back to sleep, every sound you hear makes you think there is more cheeseburger on it's way to the bed.

It's now 5:30pm and Little B. is taking his third nap of the day. I haven't been able to keep any liquids in him, and that has me a bit worried because he has not had a wet diaper all day. I called the Dr. and they said there is a bug going around, which I already knew, because Hubbs had the same thing Monday and Tuesday this week. As instructed I will continue to give B. little sips of pedialyte while holding him with a bucket in our lap.

I have washed 4 loads of laundry so far, cleaned the kitchen and bathroom floors more times than I can count, and have not gotten anything accomplished by way of painting the living room. Thank goodness Hubbs will be home in an hour and a half and can take over vomit duty while I get things done.


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I'm sorry. I'm sure you are tired and frustrated. But it will all get done, eventually. At least, you were already planning to take the day off so it worked out well for little B to have you completely available to him. I hope he doesn't get dehydrated and feels better soon.

Poor baby. :o( I hope he feels better soon!

I hope he feels better soon....and you don't get it! I can't wait to see pics of your paint job and new furniture! Sending prayers!

I totally understand what you mean about having illness sneak up on you in the middle of the night, with all the emphasis on potty-training I just think equal emphasis should be put on puke-training. You know, they learn to walk around with a bucket when they don't feel well.

Just a thought and sorry your day off didn't go as well as you thought!

Vomit duty is the worst... between the jumping, cleaning and laundry it flat wears a person out.

I hope everyone feels better soon and you can get that painting finished.

Oh I hate the midnight vomit monster-he strikes my house very often, mainly because I have a very gaggy kid and coughing too hard can make that evil monster strike, like this morning before school:)

I hope it passed and your little one is better. Hopefully you didn't get it too?

Poor, sick kiddo! And your dog is super fluffy.

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