Well what do you know? The last time we all talked I mentioned something about how awesome things have been going in our life. Jinx! I should know better than to say stuff like that and ruin a perfectly good parenting routine.
Jinx Me! A couple unpleasant events happened since we last met. Early Friday morning we awoke to the sounds of dry heaving over the baby monitor. Our angelic daughter had puked in her crib. Let me tell you it wasn't the 4:00am wake up call of dreams, but not entirely a surprise with daycare and all. We got the mess all cleaned up, took the day off work, and did our best to nurse her back to health over the next 24-36 hours.
Saturday rolls around and things are wicked good. The weather is hot, the local ponies are cute, the goats have done their work, and all is copesthetic. Baby Singe even tries on a swimsuit and enjoys her first outdoor "swim". Mrs. Lessinges goes to a pedicure appointment as part of her belated Mother's Day gift.
Roughly thirty minutes after my wife left the house, my health took an abrupt nosedive. I was forced to manage my rapidly deteriorating gut and offspring at the same time. Mrs. Lessinges cell phone was off per pedicure policy at her salon. Meanwhile I hoped to minimize my movements while my daughter looked on. Damn unlucky I was! Imagine the horror in her eyes when yours truly couldn't "contain" his tasty lunch pasta. She cried for two hours. I did my best to minimize the damage quickly cleaning my foul mess in our bedroom, hall, and bathroom (sink, floor, and bathtub).
Anna was terrified. Egan was terrified. Mom felt awful for not being able to help. We all have/had the dreaded d word (when you're sliding into home…) This is one of those hurdles life throws at us and it's exactly what keeps us humble.
Lessons learned: a) next time I spoil my wife on Mother's Day and not six days later b) Gatorade is my friend c) never blog about my daughter's wonderful health again d) the Norwalk virus isn't just for old people on cruise ships e) we have awesome friends f) having a sense of humor sucks
P.S. Are Steve Carell's 15 minutes up yet?