Ouch, Stop, No More Please

I’m not sure whether I have a stomach virus or food poisoning but whichever it is, it has hit me pretty hard. Being awake is agony enough, running to the bathroom every ten seconds (just staying in there all day would probably be more effective) and then trying to take care of four kids… oh my word this day has sucked so freaking bad.

So a couple highlights??
10am, been up for hours being very sick in the bathroom and suffering, I decide that sleepy Ember needs to have a nap and I take her into her room (the furthest from the bathroom) to nurse her to sleep (like always). This lasts about ten seconds before I’m sprinting, jumping baby gates in the process, to the bathroom to lose my lunch. Except I never ate anything all day.

later on, walking into the kitchen because where the heck is Ember and finding her, oh right there up on the counter pouring water everywhere and messing with my iPod and pens.

later, coming out of the my bathroom I see Ember running from the kids’ bathroom. I pick her up and notice she’s soaking wet from her feet to her knees. Further inspection of the bathroom reveals the reason is that she used the toilet water as a soup for her stolen piece of toast. Water everywhere and chunks of soaked bread all over the floor.

later still, the kids’ play table again pushed up to the kitchen counter and Ember, again, walking around on the counter getting into things. (the table is now in my bedroom)

I could go on but instead, I’ll just stop because I still feel like total crap and still have four kids to take care of (Allan come home pleeeeease! *pout*) and it’s only 5:35pm. Three more hours until Allan gets home, two more hours until I can reasonably send the kids to bed.

But first, finish this post and then go make dinner. That I won’t eat, of course.

So the other day my kids had koolaid for the first time.
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My kids don’t get juice very often. When they do it’s real fruit juice or that naked juice (yum!) so when both girls got koolaid packets from school for the end of the year celebration they were like, mom what is this stuff??! And when I told them they got so excited they talked about it nonstop until Allan finally bought some sugar at the store and we made it!
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Brooklyn found this bottle of breastmilk in the fridge and gave it to Ember. Ember took one tiny sip of that breastmilk in that bottle and then preceded to try to dump the rest out. Straight from the tap it is, Ember
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Because we get bored we go outside. Brooklyn earned a dollar for something and used it at the Target one dollar spot to buy this growing turtle. She’s wanted a growing animal toy for ages and was pretty darn excited this week watching it grow every day in the tub.
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I had been cutting the kids’ nails outside and Ember wanted to try that.
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She really loves that turtle.
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Last night Ember was having a hard time sleeping since she likes to stay latched on all night and couldn’t breastfeed well with her stuffy nose. So instead of sleeping, she was being awake.
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I was laying in bed really early this morning feeling like… really, really awful and in a lot of pain. I’d just gotten off the phone with Allan, I’d asked him to come home (which I so so rarely do) because it was SO terrible taking care of all of the kids while suffering so much. I could barely even stand up this morning and my entire body hurt really bad with sharp stabbing pains. And being completely bound to the bathroom- ugh. So anyway Allan is just too busy at work to help me, which I expected, so I was laying in bed trying to muster up the courage to attempt to go change Ember’s diaper (standing up is the worse!) when Payson comes into my room with a huge smile, spiking his hair up. He’d used their handsoap (and plenty of it!) to give himself hairdo.
Uuuuuuuugh!!! Really?!
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Since I was holding my camera I went and snapped a picture of the older girls with their babysitter. Thank goodness for movies on days like this, I swear.
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He was pretty excited about his after-bath hairdo. He asked me to take a picture of him and after I visited the bathroom, I did.
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And like I said earlier, right now I have to go make dinner and figure out a way to stay sane until bedtime.
Thank goodness today is almost over 🙁

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