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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Starting Over

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I know what you're thinking.

What the heck is Gerb blogging on Mel's day for?

Actually, I know that the truth of the matter is that you likely didn't notice. And it's okay. No hard feelings. Because, guess what? I forgot that yesterday was Wednesday. And no worries, I'm sure you'll still have a post from Mel to look forward to later.

I realized that today was Thursday at around 3:00 this morning as my husband and I spent some time with our feverish, but very happy (delirious, maybe?) 2-year-old. I'm not sure what triggered a switch in my brain right then, but that was where I realized that I had missed my opportunity to write here at Four Perspectives.

Just before my sickie son woke up he had finished a long string of talking in his sleep by singing a condensed version of the Veggie Tales theme song.

Maybe this is what happens when you combine Otter Pops with children's Tylenol before bedtime? Who knows. But either way, it was soothingly humorous to lay in bed and listen to my little man chatter to the unknown in his dreams.

Earlier that day we had sent our 9-year-old daughter to the rodeo with some friends, after which Allen and I took our 14-year-old out to dinner and an amazing show for her birthday. When we got home from our excursion we discovered that not only was our 2-year-old burning up with fever, but the 9-year-old had thrown up all over the stands at the rodeo and her friend's mom had cleaned up the resulting aftermath. Did I mention that half of my family had been pukey-sick the day before that with a 24-hour flu sort of thing? I swear they all seemed fine when we left. So, yeah. I'm Mother of the Year.

Before that I was attempting to buy some clothes for the birthday girl who is at the in-between stage where she is too big for Little Girl clothes and too small for the Junior section. We were gone for somewhere near six hours and finally found her an undershirt that fit. Happy birthday, sweetheart! I hope you love that undershirt. (That's about as awesome as getting underwear for Christmas, I'm pretty sure.)

I'll tell you what.

Let's all just pretend that yesterday didn't even happen.

I'll be back next week.

8 comments:

FabuLeslie said...

"Nobody told me there'd be days like these..." -John Lennon

Gerb said...

FabuLeslie-
The 2 quotes that kept going through my head were:
"Mama said there'll be days like this, there'll be days like this, my mama said." -The Shirelles
as well as:
"Lame, lame, lame, lame, lame!" -Syndrome (The Incredibles)

YogaSavy said...

Days like these not sure if I look forward to them or if i would like to run away from them!

Anaise said...

I'm sorry.

*hug*

"Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya, tomorrow!"

Corine said...

OMG - what a looser! :O ~ Only looser mom's have days like those... Ha ha! Yeah... Right!

Thank God for days like these; they make days like "tomorrow" much, much better! ;D

Corine said...

PS ~ Just making sure you know... 1. G stands for "gosh," and 2. I'm guessing you're an awesome mom. TTFN! Corine :D

Rachel said...

:D Sigh.....you too huh? We should commiserate together over something chocolaty!

Lori said...

You know...I thought it was just a Monday thing (I didn't get mine posted until 8 or 9 pm) but maybe it was just a week thing. Maybe it's a summer thing. Maybe...

...maybe it's just a thing.

Hope everyone's all better now. :)

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