Sunday, November 14, 2010

today i showered

today i showered.
today i have spent more time out of the bed than in the bed.
today i consumed something besides grilled cheese, soup, and sprite.

these feats are actually monumental considering i did none of them yesterday...or the day before...
i don't like being sick.  i especially don't like being sick when joey is out of town.  and i have discovered that i downright hate being sick while joey is out of town and my kids are sick too.  it's enough to make you go crazy.

you always hear that cliche - 'God won't give you more than you can handle.'  over the past few days i think i might have slapped anyone who said that to me {of course i would have felt terrible about it afterwards}.

thankfully God does know my limits and he did bring my husband back home to me before the real highlight of the week happened...
i wish i had pictures to show you because words certainly will not suffice.  but the truth is - i never even thought about a camera because it took every bit of energy in my weary body to drag myself out of bed at 7am friday morning and up the stairs where joey handed me my precious 2 year old daughter whom i proceeded to strip down, stand in the shower, and begin scrubbing.  apparently she has really gotten into that finger painting they have been doing at preschool so, being a resourceful little booger, she used the contents of her diaper to paint all over herself and her bed and her wall and her curtains...like i said...i wish i had pictures.
this was a two man job - me cleaning the child, joey cleaning the room - as terribly sick as i felt doing my part i just kept saying...thank you God that joey is home.  honestly, friends, you would not be reading this blog post or another other one in the near future if i had been up all night with my croupy baby while nursing my own strep throat and then waking up to a poop explosion that i was responsible for cleaning up all by myself...they would have had to commit me...

that day i decided i didn't want any more children.  today we are all feeling better and there hasn't been any disgusting incident, so i've changed my mind...for now...