Monday, November 10

noon--my day so far

Since 4 AM this morning:
I've had little sleep.
I've done four loads of laundry.
Tyler's precious blanket has been washed in 3 of those loads.
My precious Tyler has had 3 baths/showers.
The smell of throw up and diarrhea has been permanently burned into my nose. And probably every fabric in my home.

The way I see it, when you get thrown up on you have a few choices.
1. Cry
2. Also throw up
3. Leave town
4. Laugh and have your four year old take pictures. Then try and find all the positives in the situation.

I chose option 4, and in case you were wondering what the positives are, let me tell you.
-I have a washer and dryer in my home, so I'm not taking all this smelly laundry to a laundromat.
-Tyler has only (so far) thrown up on things that are easily cleaned (ie sheets, kitchen floor, MY HAIR) and not my living room carpet, which you'll remember I just cleaned a week ago.
-Tyler's running around happy as can be and not laying miserably on the couch.
-I have great friends (which includes my mom) who listen to me whine about this, and help point out the positives.
-I have a blog to complain on, thus saving Jeremy from having to hear it all. But you can bet I'll be emailing him some pictures at work.
-Being thrown up on forced me to take a shower, when otherwise who knows how long it would have been before I made it there.
-Tyler has a wonderful sister who thought all on her own to bring him toys in the shower because she knew he didn't feel good.
-It's raining outside, so I wouldn't have been going many places anyway! And now I get to sit here and listen to Tyler tell me "flows yours eyes" and "open yours mouth" while he shines a light all over my face.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go lay tarps all over my living room floor. And I only wish I were kidding about that.


Karen said...

I'm sorry your little one is sick, but I'm glad you are looking at the positive! That's hard to do. Yay for you!!

Jessica M said...

Oh so gross. Nice picture though, Alexis. Poor little guy (and poor poor mom). These are the days you have to sit back and laugh. You're right, what else can you do? I hope he feels better soon. Happy laundry-ing.

Coates Family said...

I love the shower sad so true. The things mothers sacrifice for their children.

The Shill Spill said...

I remember when Jake was super small and having a throw up battle for about a week and a half. I wish I would have taken pictures then...because then you would have found at least 5 blankets spread around my 'brand new' house...just in case Jake decided throw up at any given moment. ("Be Prepared!" is not only the scout motto, but also mine in such situations.)
I hope today is going well. Let me know if you need anything.

Natalee said...

Ahh what's wrong with Tyler? Is he allergic to something? That's how millie acted when she was allergic to something. Sorry my friend! Love the picture, you look great even after a hard night! Hope things get better!