Friday, September 12, 2008

Why I'm drinking alone tonight...

It figures. My husband left this morning for a cross country to Cincinnati. (For those none-military ladies, a cross country is a voluntary trip where an instructor pilot and student fly out of the area to get hours and practice in other parts of the country and, of course, to have a fun vacation full of great food, fun bars, and lots of beer, or so I hear. Oh, and don't forget SLEEPING IN.) So he left and my kids get sick. I'm talking diarrhea/vomit sick. Salla, was no surprise. I've been changing poopy diapers on the hour for the last 2 days. She's handling it pretty well, except for the ferocious diaper rash which I've resorted to giving her meds for the pain. Ethan seemed great! He was fine at school and didn't nap, as usual, had a snack and played this afternoon. By the end of dinner I was wiping his bottom and, eventually dodging vomit in the garage as I tried to get them into the double stroller for a soothing walk around the block. After what seemed like hours of bathing, diapering, reading, nursing, brushing teeth, etc...both kids are finally in bed. What do I get to do? Go outside and clean up the garage. So, yes, I'm having a beer. I might even have 2...

5 comments:

Holley said...

Leah that stinks so bad! You deserve a six pack at least probably topped off with a bottle of wine! I hope your kids feel better soon. Sending you good thoughts lots and lots of good thoughts!

Amber said...

Leah! How miserable is that, for both you and your kids. I hope they get better soon!

stephanie said...

And here's a glass of wine for you as well... Why does the crud always happen when the guys are gone????

Tracy said...

So sorry for you! Zach had what my mother-in-law calls "the squirts" for 3 days due to an antibiotic and the dr. prescribed some anti-fungal cream for his bottom because it was so raw and spreading. It's so sad to watch them cry with every step they take because they are in so much pain. Be sure to take a day off when Seth returns...you deserve it!

Carrie said...

I am SO sorry...give me a runny nose, fever & cough over vomiting anyday! As Stephanie said, this ONLY seems to happen when the boys are gone. I would be chugging a bottle of vino...of course you have to be in top form to deal with the recovering darlings in the a.m., so maybe that would be ill advised! Good vibes r being sent from me...