Today I realized that for the rest of my life (at least for 18 more years) every time that Colin gets sick and I take care of him, I will be sick next.
Yesterday I stayed home with Colin. He was vomiting and had some nasty nasty diapers. He didn't take many fluid and you had to almost force feed him Pedialite. Andrew got many frantic and angry calls while he was at work. When I stress, I have to say something to someone, or else my day just gets worse. It builds. By then end of the day I was over it. I changed more diapers than I ever thought possible in one day, changed him into three different onesies, and even had to clean up after Molly when she tracked mud into the house and decided she was going to get sick also. At least she did it right in front of me...so I was sure not to miss it.
Yes, yesterday sucked.
But today I am hanging out by myself in my room. Eating saltines and sipping ginger ale. A first in our house is taking place as Andrew is taking care of Colin...without my help. No help from my momma either, as she also caught the bug. He is on is own. Part of me is glad he finally has a day to take care of and entertain an infant by himself. I always tell him he just doesn't understand. That when he goes out of town it is so much work...even when Colin is being an angel. Between Molly and Colin, I am exhausted by the end of the day.
He just came in to deliver my crackers and ginger ale and said, "oh, Molly is driving me nuts. I see what you mean when you call me about her."
I feel like I need to explain - I love Molly - but she can wear me thin. Once she is calmed down, she is a great dog, but I can't for the life of me get her to stop jumping on guests at the door. Or she WHINES non stop at things out the back door. I know - I am only to blame. She needs to be trained. We have tried, taken classes. We have practiced ringing the bell and using guests. And she doesn't listen...we have one more idea we are going to try soon. I will let you know how it goes...if it happens.
Anyway - I am expecting to hear "I don't know how you do it."
If I hear that, it will be worth throwing up my dinner from last night and the early morning spent hanging out next to the toilet.
Stay healthy! Dr. Lowe said that this bug is going around. We can't figure out where Colin would have picked it up but I am ready to be over it. Look out Andrew! I am afraid you are next.