Wednesday, May 7, 2008
So it has been three whole days since Eli has woken up without pooping and/or throwing up all over his freshly replaced sheets and bumper pads. Is it safe to spend 45 minutes putting the whole bed ensemble back together? It took me a good week of washing it all every single day and putting it all back together before I wised up and just put a blanket over the mattress. So now the bedding is all sitting in a corner just waiting to be put to use...I swear though, there will definitely be an inevitable amount of resentment toward my child if I put it all back together and he sullies it with diarrhea or throw up tomorrow morning...I know, I know. Poor Eli, so sick. I'm the mean, cruel mother who thinks about what a pain it is to wash sheets everyday when her child is sick. Yucky virus, blah blah blah. Yeah, he's been sick. But come on people, focus on me. Put the bed back together or no? Is this nasty thing over yet? See, these are the complex problem solving requirements of motherhood that few people consider when embarking (whether deliberately or inadvertently) on the whole parent journey. So what do I do? I'm going to do laundry and I expect some advice by this evening before he has to go to sleep.