8.29.2008

mommy days


it's been a mommy day. or two. we've all got colds/allergies/other maladies and if someone isn't screaming at me another is crying for me.

this morning nash ran out of diapers. i scoured the house top to bottom, car too, looking for just one (please!) random diaper to put on him that would get us to the store and back. none to be found. so, i called in a favor to laura and then put nash in his 2T army undies from grandma. he tugged at them and screamed in terror at them. finally he fell asleep and when i heard screaming again i knew what had happened. only it was worse than i expected because apparently we've got one more bug running through the family. laura pulled up with the much-needed diapers just as i got nash all cleaned up. later, nash threw up into his bowl of mac & cheese and cried for more. only i'd just eaten it. then there was the two hour battle for a cookie which we don't have.

finally, now, it's quiet. i look down and see what i'm wearing and have been wearing for two days (steve went for interviews in LV). i've been wearing sweats, a pony tail, and broken glasses. that's right, my allergies are so bad that i can hardly blink or wear contacts and last night in my blindness i sat right on my glasses. so now they are missing an ear stem. this is how i console myself: if i had somewhere to go i'd have nothing to wear. and while i'd be scrounging for pants that fit and shirts that are cute and comfy i'd have someone screaming at me and the other crying for me. so i'll just try to see the advantages to sitting here in my sweats watching baby einstein for the umpteenth time.

21 comments:

Emilie May said...

nicely done.

Alifinale said...

I asked Steven this morning how you felt about him taking off to do these interviews. He just said, "I think she was having a bad day - I didn't really talk to her." I am sorry that everyone is sick and crying. Maybe you need some chocolate cake and lock yourself in a room.

MrsPebs said...

in some weird and twisted way i look forward to even those "mommy days"...

{lizzythebotanist} said...

alifinale-
as a chocolate cake connoisseur (i actually have drafter mulitple posts about this topic but have yet to pen a masterpiece worth publishing), i can't make a chocolate cake at home in a quick fix that will do justice. so i settled for brownies. i made the batter without eggs, ate several spoonfuls, then added the eggs and baked. chocolate fix remedied. now if only i could lock myself in a room...

Amy D. said...

OH Liz...I feel your pain and I promise you that two this close together does get easier. I was just telling Mike the other day that I think I would finally say it's easier. Mike is out of town too for the whole weekend and let's see..yep still in comfies and a ponytail and we had 5 buck pizza and rootbeer for dinner. Let's meet up at the zoo soon so we can both get out of our houses! Let me know when you're feeling better up there.

Diane CaƱate said...

It was kinda sad. I even tried to hang out...no such luck.

Jewels said...

Oh, Liz - I KNOW!! I have so been there, sometimes having two kids is a time warp - you fully lose yourself and it's like a shower seems impossible, a full night's sleep is out of the question and you don't even know if you could carry on a conversation with an actual adult. I so hope your family feels better (and you too!)! I like the chocolate and locking suggestion, perhaps you should try that! Or just put on some dark sunglasses and go for a ride - that is great therapy for me.

bulkleybunch said...

just be glad nash loves haven. imagine chase biting and terrorizing baby libby where i feared for her life-literally! but i know there are days that suck the big one!! i wish you were closer so you could run over and take a break. :( desperate starts in 4 sundays. . . something to look forward to? um, cookies and ear plugs might work wonders. stevie, step up dude. motherhood can kick your trash sometimes. loves to you all.

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

wow. you need some shugga! so here goes it: if that wasn't supposed to be a "crap" picture of you- on such luck. you still look better than i do on a good day. LOVE!!! and thank goodness germs don't spread via the internet...

Christina said...

You probably think this is a weird thing to say but I envy your Mommy days even though they are tough on you. Wish I had had them.....So enjoy them while they are here.

Melissa said...

Hey Liz,

I know your pain. I've had days when my goal for the entire day, was to just get out to the mailbox and bring the mail in.

Alifinale said...

I nominated you for a blogging award so go to my blog and check it out.

J-ROK said...

I love your honesty :) Sounds like an absolutely horrible, no good day... but like the other wanna-be mother commenters- for now I am jealous :)

Lillian said...

Those mommy days can be rough. Just remember you are a good mom doing the right things by taking care of those cuties. It's a lot of work when they are so young (and I only have one). Nothing like some brownie batter as a remedy.

Lillian said...

By the way, I see a link for Bum Genious on your blog. I am considering using cloth diapers with this next one (if I decide to be brave enough). Do you use those?

carterandhaileysmommy said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog...I can't believe we are both married and have two kids...it seems unreal! As for your post, I KNOW how that can be. I agree with the chocolate and locking yourself in a room. As for some positive/possibly uplifting words...it DOES get better..so much better. I am SO happy that mine are so close together, even though people's mouths drop open when I say my kids are 14 months apart. It is so much fun now that they are older(31 months and 17 months) and can "play" together and they are both on the same schedule. Your day will come and it will be soon!

emilie s. d. p. said...

Maybe I should be more thankful I just have a 9-5 job.

gina bina said...

I'm with emilie s.d.p.
I'm so sorry you missed our boating adventure! Are you feeling better yet?

buddens said...

I love the picture. So telling! We've all been there.

Christine said...

your stories...oh man, lets just say it...they are SO much how i feel at times. maybe slightly different, but way too similar. haha. I love reading your blog. i will be calling you soon to visit. when gas prices are a little more reasonable. (very soon)

Shelly Bean said...

gotta love it!