I’m going to take five minutes to write this post. I know I have five minutes maybe because Astrid is asleep again thank god, Esther is still in bed, Eloise is eating two waffles and drinking a glass of milk, and the cat that is sick or something(did I mention this) just threw up a few minutes ago so he’s good to go for the next half and hour because I’m cleaning up cat puke off of some soft surface because puking on hard floors is so 1796.
Eloise is no longer sick. I can’t decided if Esther is sick anymore. Her eyes look bad and her cough is bad, but she’s functioning so we will decide when I wake her again in 10 minutes.
Astrid is still sick. Day 5 – so I’ve finally decided to take her into the clinic today with the other thousands of people who have the flu right now. Sometimes I question my parenting style. I’m one of those parents who avoids going to the doctor for as long as possible and hope everything works itself out. None of my kids have taken an antibiotic. No ear infections or seriously illnesses. Eloise hasn’t seen a doctor since she turned five and got all of her shots for kindergarten. I’m currently knocking wood on my forehead.
So making an appointment today is giving me the shakes and sweats because it’s really not a place I want to be. But it’s time. Maybe. We will see when she wakes.
Also I think I need a vet appointment because the cat puking is honestly the most concerning.
I keep seeing all of these posts about New Year Resolutions and One Word for 2013 and Goals and Such and it’s honestly made this week a difficult one for me as someone in this house has been sick for for the 10 days and goal setting, planning, even dishes are difficult right now.
That’s the thing about motherhood – you can plan plan plan and set goals galore for yourself and your family – but when someone gets sicks – everything comes to a standstill and you just survive and do what’s right. And spend your day wiping noses, filling water cups and mopping up puke from the floor.
Work deadlines pass unanswered with only my apologies. Sorry.
And you are thankful for good friends who bring a meal and a bottle of wine.
And count small blessings like the premiere of Season 3 of Downton Abbey. And that no one threw up during it. Okay, well the cat did once. Damn cat.
And I am trying to make a promise to you today that this is the last time you will hear about the sick.
Or the cat.
Tomorrow maybe the weather or the price of a head of lettuce? Do people still buy heads of lettuce?
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Monday Monday <—I’m going to slay you and move on now.