Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sign of a Real Mom

So... the 24 hour stomach bug has been making its way thru my family- which means it takes for-freakin'-ever because there's so many of us. Yesterday was Livie's turn. That sucked because she's scared to poop in the potty. Yeah... diarrhea on my carpet. Gross. I made Sei rent a steam cleaner on his way home and he spent 2 hours steam cleaning our carpet. He is wonderful. Anyway... on to why I have proof I am a real mom (besides all the kids)...
I was in my bathroom getting ready to take a shower when Liv, who was sleeping on my bed, woke up and was whining. I asked her if she needed to go potty and then, she got "The Look." I knew she was about to puke. In a split second I thought, "Have her puke on her blanket, not my bed! Wait no, that won't work because she'll be upset and want her blanket afterwards..." So, I scooped her up to run her to the bathroom. As I grabbed her I deliberately faced her into my chest in order to save her blanket she was holding, my bed and the carpet. Blech. Puke all over the front of me. Then puke all over the bathroom floor (which is NOT carpet, thankfully) and all over the side and inside of the toilet. Nice.
See? I'm a mom because I let her puke ON ME instead of her puking on her blanket so that she would have that comfort after all the puking.
Then I took a shower. Ick.

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20 comments:

MommyJ said...

ohhhh, the puke! So self sacrificing of you... only a mother would do such a thing. I hate puke. Of all kinds. In all locations, carpet or not carpet alike...

omar said...

I normally get offended by the whole "Mom" thing, as though dads aren't capable of sacrifice for their kids. But in this case, you win. I totally would have just made sure the kid's face was pointing to my wife's side of the bed.

Gretch! said...

Omar, cracks me up!

You totally rule Tori!

one time Ashton was sick and I picked him up and knew "it" was going to happen so I faced him away towards his highchair... it all went in/on it.. so I took it outside and hosed it down! Not a drop on the carpet!

Lauren said...

That is the reason I rejoice when the home pregnancy tests come out negative.

You are super mom.

Beckie said...

I bow ar your awesome Mom skillz.

Leatha said...

Ha! It was puke and poop city over here yesterday too. I was glad we don't have carpet here.
Totally a great mom move, the puke-on-me-instead bit. You're awesome!

Mikelene said...

What a mom!! More evidence of how fab you are: sacrificing your shirt for her blankie. awww...
Sorry the bug has hit your house. Puke makes me puke, so I'm not very helpful in that area. My girls are old enough to make it" to the toilet--thank goodness. Michael hasn't been throw-up sick yet. (knocks on wood) Hope the bug leaves your house ASAP!!

No Cool Story said...

You are the moms' mom.
You are Super Mom.
College goes to you.

Yvonne said...

What a fabulous mom you are. Puke and/or poop are not my favorites.

I'm so sorry that she's sick--it seems like there is a lot of this flu bug going around. Hopefully it won't hit everyone.

Knot said...

I'm a big fan of keeping a trash or Tupperware handy.

Knot

Anonymous said...

Yes, you're a REAL MOM.
Bless your heart. :)
Ala Grandmother

Heidi said...

Oh I'm sorry Tori. Believe me... i know how you feel. I took Kenna to the Dr. today. She now has pneumonia! Fun stuff at my house. We've had EVERYTHING all in a month. Hopefully, this will be IT for you. :)

Carrot Jello said...

I guess I'm a fake mom.
Oh well.

Klin said...

Your Royal Highness. I'd rather clean up carpet than me. I'd barf if a kid barfed on me.

utmommy said...

You are definitly a good mom! Way to go!

S said...

That some mad hawt mom skillz! I love love wood/tile/non carpeted floors. It makes the flu oh so much nicer.

Methodical Wormer said...

The other signs of a real mom are that you knew she was going to puke just by looking at her and came to the conclusion of where to point her vomitness so quickly.

Mad props Mama Tori.

Nancy Face said...

I am NOT a real mom. I would have sacrificed the kid's blanket...no hesitation! ;)

JustRandi said...

This is DEFINITELY the sign of a real mom.
Also when I reached over and flicked away a large spider that was crawling up my 3 year old's chest.

eeeeeewwwwwwww on both!

NOBODY said...

wow, you're not just a real mom, you are an awesome mom.

For the first two and a half years of Bo's life he threw up quite a bit and EVERY SINGLE TIME it was on J. It was hilarious. For me. I mean, I would be home with him all day, and he'd be miserable, and J would walk in the door and Bo would yak on him.

Or one time I went in to his crib to see why he was crying and I didn't want to pick him up in case he was working me. J came into the room and I said, "You pick him up" which I NEVER do (tell J to do something I could just as easily do) and Bo barfed all over him.

It's kind of sad that little tradition has stopped.

Sorry y'all have the sickies.