Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tantrums, ear infections and vomit

I know, I know...this was going to be the best title ever for the week of Thanksgiving.  But I've been wanting to write this post for weeks now since then and never got to it. Maybe I should give you the story behind the title before giving you an update about my life?!!!

I picked up my daughter from spending the night with my parents.  Her ear hurt, but I told her if it truly hurt that bad she would be crying.  As if on cue, the tears came.

We got in the car and headed home.  As soon as I stepped in the door with my son, he literally threw up all over me.  Not baby spit up, full on vomit...and Beth was screaming in the car because she couldn't get out and her ear hurt.

In a moment of, is this really happening?!!? I called my husband, interrupting 1 of his meetings...ummmm, I don't EVER do that, so yes, I'd become THAT stay at home mom.  Here's how the conversation went:  

Me:  John just threw up all over me, beth is screaming in the car, I need to get changed AND call her doctor to get her ear looked at.  Any way you could come home early??!!! (I was willing to beg at this point...then, it hit me like a freight train...I had interrupted his 3pm meeting) I'm sorry, I just interrupted your meeting, I'm sooooo sooooo sorry?!

Wonderful hubby: I'll be home as soon as I can be when this meeting is over.  

Might I add he was home by 4:30pm and is usually home sometime after 5:30...My daughter was literally shaking uncontrollably during dinner, but our thermometer showed no fever.  My wonderful hubby somehow got her calmed down and her shaking under control.

By the time I got Beth to her doctor that evening she had a 103 degree fever and an ear infection. We got the antibiotics that night and life moved on.

Nevermind about the update of my current life, just sit there and giggle at this I'm sure many other moms have had similar experiences with their kids.

The above pic is of my son: he has figured out his teeth are good for opening just about any packaged food within reach.