Saturday, January 26, 2008

Puke Fest '08

It is such a helpless feeling as a parent to know that your child is hurting and not be able to take it away, make it better or fix it. If you have children you know this feeling well. Some times the aches are emotional and cannot be remedied with a band aid and other times there isn't anything except time that can help. In our case last night, there weren't enough hands to catch and clean up the puke!

My poor DD Cakes went to bed complaining of a tummy ache. I didn't pay too much attention as he is the KING of stalling bed time and he needed his rest to get up early for his last game. Unfortunately he woke up at 11 crying and puked on and off (mostly ON and when I say ON I mean ON the bed, ON the floor, ON himself and ON me!) until 3:30 AM. Funny thing about children is the uncanny quality of resiliency that they possess.

He woke up this AM and was one hungry little guy! He seems virtually unaffected by the events of last night despite his hysterics during those long hours. He hopped in the shower to get cleaned up and couldn't wait for something to eat! From a parental perspective I can tell you that it is not a sacrifice at all to lose your sleep and clean up after your little loved one! The reward comes when the color fills their face once more, when their eyes light up again, when they are once again filled with all kinds of energy and exude sun shiny love!

On the B Side: I sure am glad that D is feeling better and I am grateful that despite all of my gagging last night that I did not toss my cookies! We're keeping our fingers crossed and praying our guts out that nobody else in the fam contracts whatever it was that was ailing our little guy. xoxo

1 shout outs:

Shellie said...

sorry my phone died last night and I don't know where my charger is. but it was fun talking to you!