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Thursday, February 19, 2009

bedtime

I wrapped up in the bed I cobbled together after my son vomited on all my bedding, punctuating his first day back to school with some newfangled virus.

Such is February it seems.

So began the washing and the weariness that comes when the kids are sick, and my husband is fast asleep, working out of town, collecting a paycheck and messages from me, his beleaguered wife, needing to say aloud that I miss him - leaving a message on his cellphone to say I am too tired, this one night, to parent without him by my side.

I crept into Zack's room, draped in trash bags and towels, watching him wrestle to sleep, before turning back to my big family bed, where we weather out the last weeks of winter, petting heads and taking temperatures and waiting for spring.

8 comments:

Professor J said...

Poor MM. I hope that the remainder of the day is puke free.

Saucy said...

Poor, poor Mama. Loopy and I are nursing ear infections but the side effects of this nasty antibiotic are worse than the illness... feel better soon.

Nobody has thrown up in my bed yet, but it's close. I put the "sick sheets" on and have the bucket right here...

Fantastic Forrest said...

That is one hell of a muse you've got there to get back to blogging, Miz M.

Hope all get better quickly. Go take a nap. I'm sure you need one.

lapoflux said...

Ugh. That's like adding insult to injury. I hope Z's tummy is better soon and that the laundry stops and that SPRING arrives and we all forget about this sickly February (Stu went back today... I am not sure I believe it's all over yet though...)

The Girl Next Door said...

Ugh I hate vomititus. hate it hate it hate it. and all the laundry and smell that comes with it. hugs to you!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Aaaggh, so sorry to hear! Barfing is the worst, for everyone...

Hope it's clearing up soon.*blessings*

flutter said...

Poor thing :(

Jennifer H said...

I hope this is the last of it, and that you get some parenting backup soon. You could use a break.