The Site of Armageddon after clean up!
I was awakened by my 8 year old at 2 AM this morning. He said he had thrown up and was running around (like a chicken with his head cut off) complaining that his mouth was burning.
<Still not sure what that was, but if you have any insight, please let me know>
Anyway, I calmed him down and laid him on the couch. I couldn't do any "hazard waste" clean up cause he kept throwing up - and I had to attend bucket duty. After the stomach pains started, I decided to wake my husband, so he could tend to the bucket while I cleaned up the bedroom floor, mopped, put all the sheets in the washer, call the doctor, etc.
Plus, I was a nervous wreck and needed some support (which I didn't really get). My husband just kind of sat there in a daze. I get so nervous when my kids are sick.
So things have calmed down - for the moment anyway - so I decided to sit down and do the blog "enjoying" - which I didn't get a chance to do yesterday. I wanted to get some sewing done- so I had to choose.
I realized that being up (in the middle of the night) is one of Heavenly Father's blessings. I read Gilly Cannon's Blog Post and it had a major impact on me. I am sure that because of the situation (the sick kiddo) that I was really able to digest this post.
You know, with the baby, I don't think I hug the two bigger kids enough. I just need to hold them closer more, you know? Not necessarily when they are sick, but all the time. With the daily grind, running from one place to another or doing school, or whatever - things get lost. I always have to feed the baby, or hold the baby, or otherwise tend to the baby. I need to make a conscience effort to make more time for the other two.
I need to be a better mother. Can you tell me how to do that when I need 30 hours in a day? And how do you do that on very little sleep? I'm not asking - I'm begging. Please do tell me, because I desperately want to know.