What a week we’ve had. Seth had Cub Scout day camp last week. I fully intended on getting up there one day and taking pictures of him enjoying his first experience with Scouts. However I spent the week covered in vomit.
Oh yes, it was glorious. You know this motherhood gig is really so glamorous don’t you?
Elliott started it all on Wednesday by throwing up in his carseat as we were headed out to the splash pad.
Blessing #1 – we hadn’t left yet. Thank HEAVENS Seth didn’t have his shoes and I had to go back inside to get them.
He was better the next day so I decided to take the girls out of the house to get some pizza and a much needed Sonic drink stop for Mom. My car had other ideas when I noticed it driving strange as we pulled out of the driveway.
Defeated, I came back inside and 10 minutes later, Elliott threw up again.
Blessing #2 – he didn’t yak in his now very clean carseat!
He seemed better the rest of the night and when Jeremy came home he was able to fix the tire on the van.
Blessing #3 – we had a full size spare!
That night I went to bed and was feeling a little off, but I figured it was just from lack of sleep. In the early hours of Friday morning Libby threw up all over me..in my bed. I got her cleaned up and settled on my floor while Jeremy cleaned up our bed (and her bed). The rest of the night was spent on high alert as I listened for her to moan a bit – always what comes before my kids throw up.
I woke up on Friday morning not feeling well, so Jeremy took the day off. That day found all 3 girls sick.
Blessing #4 – Jeremy has a great job where he can take off to take care of his sickly wife and daughters.
Friday night Seth came home from his last day of Cub Camp and threw up at the top of the stairs. Then Amelia kept throwing up. And Seth knocked over the big container of liquid laundry detergent Jeremy was using to clean up the vomit…oh and then the power went out. That was a super special night.
We woke on Saturday morning and I was feeling better – not great, but better. However now Jeremy had it. Will this ever end? I took Elliott and did grocery shopping while the big kids had a movie day.
Blessing #5 – Jeremy was the only one throwing up on Saturday.
Sunday morning dawned and everyone was feeling better. Our house was ready to be aired out and get all the sickies gone. Now that the week is behind us, we have some serious catching up to do, but that is okay. I am just so grateful we are all healthy and strong 99% of the time.
Blessing #6 – We are all usually very healthy and I am so grateful I have children here that can get sick!
Counting my blessings sure made getting through a really difficult 4 days just a little bit better.