Thursday, January 24, 2008
The Joys of Motherhood
My friend & fellow bead maker Carla just had the most scrumptious looking baby boy a few days ago. It made me feel slightly sad to see his beautiful picture. I could practically smell the new baby scent coming right off the image of his fat little face. My baby snuggling days are gone.
I made this mother & child bead 6 years ago when my girl was just a baby & I was still filled with new mommy hormones. I am less sentimental nowadays.
This week my whole life has been put on hold. My 6 yr old baby girl is sick. Puking, fever, lethargy, strep throat & pink eye for the icing on the cake.
If you have never experienced a child with pink eye- its very much like the South Park episode where the kids start turning in to zombies & the symptoms are mistaken for an out break of pink eye at the school. (Hell that episode is practically a pink eye documentary film)
Not only is she sick but she shared the fever & puking & lethargy with me. Yep, I said "get your own cereal mommy feels sicker than you do today". I did too.
(I have so far escaped strep & pink eye- but the week isn't over yet.) She was asking for food. I couldn't even think about eating! I think Darwin had a name for this parenting technique.
Luckily daddy stepped in. Yes he can pour a dish of cereal! He is a man of many talents.
I wish they could add those happy new mommy hormones to orange juice, they same way they add calcium & vitamin D. I could really use a glass of it right now.
Although I have to admit the cool thing about being mom to a 6 yr old is they can call you things like "booger-head" & "raisin-eyes" Babies are only thinking those things.