Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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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.

12 comments:

Chelsea said...

I have a lot of experience with this...do it! Mostly I just didn't want you to return tonight comment-less, but I also have much faith in Eli's digestive system. Put the sheets on! Love you

Cambrie said...

I hope he's better for your sake...and for mine as he was over at my house yesterday!
I've never tried the just-a-blanket trick. I'll remember that one.

Alisa Edmunds said...

Ash all i am going to say is i only lasted two days on the sheets when stella was sick after that i threw down a comfy blanket and called it good. I think the worst thing about mother hood is getting those darn sheets and bumper pad put back together i dread it every week...

The Smith Family said...

So I just tried to post a comment and there was an error! How annoying! Anyway, I totally feel your pain! I always put towels on my girls bed so I don't ruin my good blankets. Babies r us sells some sheets that you snap onto your nice clean ones for a quick clean up. Not so nice when there are more than one a night however! Good luck, you will almost always be surprised with a yummy treat when you least expect it! I hope Eli is felling better!

Lisa said...

I use the snap on sheets, I have 3 that I used with Ella and they are still great. Though if I forget to snap them before I wash them the elastic gets weird and twisty. From the side all you see is the cute matching sheet, but the top is the white waterproof sheet. I hated changing sheets, especially in the middle of the night, but this way even lazy me changes the sheet every week.

Susan said...

I know I'm late...but don't put the bed back together! Savanna had the virus all last week and it lasted about 5 days. It was so sad, but I was tired of the vomit and diarrhea too. just watch out! cause I ended up getting it next. So wash your hands, don't share towels or cups. and change your tooth brushes asap.

3WimmerBoys said...

You crack me up! I am the same, always thinking of how gross it is for me when my kids are sick.. they will live through it, but I might not! By the way, how can you not love Disneyland. Did you forget it's the happiest place on earth?

Lindsay said...

I love your blog! Adorable family!

Lindsay said...

Ash... You see I have been blog stalking for a while only dreaming of a blog! I finally sat down and got one and I love it!!!! Yes, trav and I are having a baby boy. We are so excited! Sounds like youa are loving california! Is this Adams first year in dental school? I will be at the one here, but not Cali :( But, hope to see you soon.

CHUNTZ said...

That is probably thee best post to read on mothers day! I hope you got the expert advice you needed lady! I cant wait to be a mommy because by the time I come around you'll have everything figured out! Ha ha ha! Happy Mothers day Ash, see you soon!

Shannon said...

I am glad he is done Puking, poor kid!! But yes, poor you. It is a pain in the BUTT to have to change bedding(Especially on a crib) when they are non stop PUKING!! I say just lay blankets and a towel down.

Jessica Aland said...

ASH THATS WHY I HAVE LIKE 5 SHEETS TO SWITCH OUT JUST FOR THOSE KIND OF NIGHTS, BUT I FINALLY STARTED A BLOG IT IS NOT AS CUTE AS ALL OF YOUR OR FULL OF AS MUCH INFO BUT ILL GET THERE IM STILL TRING TO FIGURE IT OUT!