It can sometimes be hard for me to get to sleep.
I am always thinking of all of the things I need to do, people I should call, projects I should get done.
I do decent, I would guess, on judging myself about getting things done.
I try to set a schedule and follow it. I make sure I am flexible.
I love that dude Murphy of Murphy’s law because I know he sets out to wreak havoc on my life at times.
I have to even admit sometimes I have no choice but to laugh or I would run screaming and never, ever stop.
I try to plan when I am going out of town or doing something outside of my day to day normal life.
Take for example earlier this week.
I had started a new job and was getting into the grove of it.
This means the boy must also get into my new grove and fortunately it doesn’t affect him too greatly and we go along smoothly.
Monday and Tuesday go well so we are heading into Wednesday where I have plans to travel and he will go to school and then to this grandparents after and I will go take care of my business.
All I can say looking back is thank God I was off Wednesday because I so would have had to have called in after my early morning wake up.
I’m not sure why it is when something dramatic happens, it seems to happen when I am in full on REM mode and getting much needed sleep.
Through my sleep filled senses I think I hear “Mommy” but surely that can’t be happening because it is dark out and why am I feeling some kind of wetness on me that I know isn’t a night sweat and it’s kind of thick?
Is this a nightmare?
Then I hear the “sound” all parents know.
The one that you immediately jump up asleep or not because that means something disgusting is happening to your child, and you don’t want to be in the line of fire.
Yes, the dreaded puking in the bed.
Let me just say my child drinks a lot of milk and the last thing that went down is the first to come up.
It was like I was in a waking nightmare.
It was heinous.
It was on me.
I rushed to turn the light on and make sure he was ok when I looked into the mirror.
And I froze.
I look like I had on a milk mask that had splattered.
And I couldn’t breathe deep or that could go very poorly.
So I grabbed towels and washrags out from under the sink and proceed to wipe myself down when the boy says. “Mommy I got throw up on me. Oh hey you got a lot on you too that’s funny.”
And I am happy he’s ok and not still sick but I want to go “Really kid?! Cause this can’t be real!”
But I know that it is.
And it is my life.
I wouldn’t change it for the world because for every bad, gross, icky moment there are 20 more that are happy, funny, full of love and so much better.
So yeah, this is my life.
I just wish he would have aimed for the floor instead of me.
He will learn eventually.
After all when he got sick later, after I had stripped us, the bed and cleaned up and moved us to another room, he got sick in the bucket by the bed.
I wouldn’t change a thing because it wouldn’t be my life otherwise.
Be glad this didn’t happen to you.
If it did, I am so sorry but at least you aren’t alone!
Happy Saturday My Fabulous Friends.
Keep Hope Alive!