This last week in our house has been overly gross. Being overly gross in combination with your friend visiting for only four days is sad and somewhat bitter-inducing, but I’m mostly over it now. It started with Sophie throwing up (just once thank you Jesus) on the guest bed just two hours before I was to go do the airport pickup. I recovered quicker than fathomable, especially for me. I am normally paralyzed by the act of vomiting anywhere within a one-mile vicinity close to me. For me it is a fate worse than death. But I quickly recovered, felt pretty darn good about myself and posted this mama-rant to Instagram to proclaim my victory:
Fast forward 24 hours, a reuniting, a year older celebration, an afternoon at the spa, and a lovely dinner out. The boys started. But it was so much more than once. Luckily my sweet friend didn’t mind watching (and protecting) the baby while I was in the trenches cleaning up messes and distributing ice chips.
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Five days after the initial onslaught, Jarrod got this wicked bug. Vera and I are holding on strong but also washing hands enough to make our hands bleed and buying stock in 3M face masks. You do what you have to do. This week of sickness has definitely messed with my plans. I was going to enjoy my friend until Sunday and take this week to really organize my thoughts about school and set up shop and sharpen pencils. None of that has happened. I get all itchy and twitchy when my plans are upset. I think I’ll always be that way, even though its gotten better over the years I’m still somewhat twitchy. I full seven days after this bug attacked, my boys are just now coming out of the dungeon they’ve been locked in.
Life goes on. I still turned older, my friend and I still had some good laughs and some fun too, school will start and we’ll fall into a rhythm…it goes on. Personally, I’m so glad this is a time it moves quickly. I’m over bleach and ice chips. I’m ready for pencils and crayons.