enough already

I really don’t even want to talk about this anymore. Well, maybe for just a minute. We had plans to eat pizza with friends on Friday night. It had been 24 hours since Nina had spewed, so we decided we’d go for it. I called Deb at 5:45 p.m to get directions to her house. Left a voicemail. At 5:47, Nina pukes all over the place. In between her 3rd and 4th heave, Deb calls back. We cancel. Bluh.

That’s the last vomiting episode I have to report, thankfully, but the diarrhea continued. I am so stinkin’ sick of cleaning poo off of clothes. A few times, I just couldn’t do it–there was too much. One pair of pants and three onesies ended up in the trash. No explosions since yesterday afternoon. We’ll see what today holds. She now has a cough and runny nose. I really don’t think that’s fair.

I am completely finished talking about this kind of stuff. I’ve already gone too far, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I lost a few readers in light of it.

Got a fun e-mail yesterday. A conversation between one of the women in the MOPS group I spoke to and her husband.

Hubby: “What’s the name of that woman who wrote that book?”
Wife: “The one I’m reading – who came to MOPS on Monday?”
Hubby: “Yeah.”
Wife:  “Marla, hum, Marla Taviano, I think.  Why?”
Hubby:  “I want to send her flowers.”

I love the e-mails and stories I’m hearing from this book. The irony of it all is that my own husband has endured nearly an entire week of cleaning up baby messes, lying in bed alone while I rock crying babies and help little girls with fevers, and listening to me cry myself to sleep in self-pity. (But I wasn’t going to talk about that anymore.) He’s starting to roll his eyes when he hears of husbands who are reaping benefits from the book. Not fair, not fair!

Anyway, I’m so glad I decided to give stuff up for Lent this year. It has been such a conscious reminder of Christ’s sacrifice. And Reliving the Passion is wonderful.

Jesus, I want to truly live Your sacrifice this Lenten season. I want to feel the intense pain of losing You to a horrific death on the cross. I want to mourn and grieve You right along with the disciples because my love for You is so real and deep. And then I can truly and fully rejoice on Easter Sunday because my beloved Savior is ALIVE again! Praise You, blessed Jesus! Oh, I want to know and love you more!

22 thoughts on “enough already

  1. gsowell

    ^^LOL! I never thought of just cutting them off. So much neater. No decision about throwing them away, either!^^

    And, faithchick, I actually dislike the word “panties,” too, but my kids have an aunt, and well, it’s out of my hands!

  2. tonialynn59

    I pray the sickness is gone from your house!  I enjoyed the husband/wife story.  ^^I’m cracking up at lendy_p’s comment.  How funny!^^  I’m going to send you an email about the ladies luncheon.  Oh and I was going to tell you a funny (hope I didn’t already).  Our pastors wife watched her 4 grandkids last week for a week.  The youngest is 3 and he told her he had pets.  She asked him what kind (he has no pets) and he said “a fish, a shark, a lizard and a woman”.  She said she wasn’t touching that one with a 10 foot pole!

  3. lendy_p

    I recall cutting off underwear directly over a trash can…. sometimes getting a pair of scissors out relieves one of making even more of a mess getting the offensive garment off the child! A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do…

  4. lilriver

    i saw your note on Maren’s Xanga…this weekend was my first Brian Regan live show, and i have to say, the man is actually funnier in person than on his incredibly funny cd.

    have you heard of Jim Gaffigan?  If you like clean comedians, he’s a good choice. Equal to Brian Regan, I’d say, definitely a good deal weirder. so funny. his “hot pocket” skit is right on par with BR’s poptart.

  5. SuperGirlAmelia

    Honey, we had the same virus here last week, ALL week long. I sympathize with you. I about cried when the doctor’s office told me it could last 7-10 days. We all 4 had it in some form. Hope you’re all getting better.

  6. KmHunsberger

    I sure hope the sickiness is over for you all…for the rest of the year! I remember last winter Landon was sick every other week and I got so discouraged and seriously thought it would NEVER end! But it did…and he has barely been sick this winter at all! Maybe next winter will be your year off 🙂

    I was wondering…if/when Landon gets diarriah can I put panti liners in his Thomas the Train underwear or is there something wrong with that? So far everyone has referred to putting them in “panties” and so I am assuming they all have girls…my kid wears underwear 🙂 My mom calls them panties sometimes in front of him and I am always like, “Mom! He wears UNDERWEAR…girls wear panties!!!” 🙂

  7. bekisue

    ^^For the record, my friend uses pantyliners not maxi pads. She said they walk funny with them. I think it’s really funny. But it has saved her a lot of undies. Her washer was down in the basement. I think she thought this up out of sheer laziness, but whatever works! Good luck. You haven’t had it have you. I hope you don’t. 🙂

  8. ctorlone

    Marla,  I feel for you…the fevers are gone over here…but I’m dealing with the runny noses and everyone but Maggie has diarrhea…that might be too much info…but at least you know I understand.  I awoke at 3am this morning with that realization…the “reading room” in our house and I have become quite close…if you get my drift…UGH!  When we all get better, let’s get together!!!  hang in there

  9. kellyleelizabeth

    My Aunt Debbie runs a trophy business, and I am going to have her build one of the giant ones– like 6-feet-tall– for you, as a reward for all the sick stuff you’ve had to do this past week. OK, I can probably come up with something better than a big ugly trophy.

    The whole world is sick. I have had a tummy thing plus the cold, and my boss called in this morning to tell me that he has thrown up 8 times today (not sure why “Kelly, I’m home sick” wasn’t enough info). FUN.

  10. gsowell

    Yeah, after DeWayne saw me gagging as I tried to clean out a pair of panties that were beyond soiled, he said the smartest thing ever: “What’s a new 6-pack of underwear cost? About $3? Is it really worth trying to save that pair? Just throw them away!” I don’t know why I didn’t figure it out on my own, but I threw them away and didn’t feel guilty at all!

    And my sister has a friend who puts maxi-pads in her kids’panties when they have diarrhea. I thought that was hilarious. Smart, but hilarious.

  11. ladymiss3739

    The conversation between the husband/wife made me smile!

    Hang in there with your girls…this won’t last for forever (although it may feel like it) and good for you on throwing some things out.  Sometimes, there’s just a limit on what can be saved…;-)

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