Hello everyone. ‘Tis me. Betsy. You may have thought I have forgotten about you all due to the silence emanating from my computer. Alas, no. I have not forgotten about you. Life has been crazy of late. Here is a quick run down: My dear S has developed a lovely reaction to fertility treatments. This translated to two weeks in bed, anti-nausea pills, lots of Gatorade and squash soup. In the middle of that, M was sick. Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) came and went. Hannukah started, continued and finally ended. I lost my wallet then found it days later. My phone died so I couldn’t complain to anyone b/c I am so reliant on my phone I have no numbers stored in my head. AND M’s birthday party was yesterday. (My mom saved the day by making all the food except for cupcakes.)
I have been on parenting/house/dog duty 99% of the time for 14 days and I am just exhausted. Things are looking up (thus a few minutes alone in a room with the door shut to write). I wanted to share a few highlights from these last days because, even when life is hard, there is much to be happy about and grateful for.
1) The ups and downs of having one bathroom: So, M likes me to bathe with him, which I also adore. In the middle of S being super sick, she ended up puking into the toilet while we were in the tub…about ten inches away. M covered his ears (having only heard a cat vomit previously) and asked Ima to stop. A few minutes later, when S had picked herself up off the floor and made it back to bed, M turns to me, “When Ima throws-up, she sounds like a peacock.”
2) In preparation for his birthday party, M helped me make cupcakes. We made chocolate and strawberry, as he requested. After they were done baking, he decided that he should keep all the chocolate ones and just give his guests strawberry because he “doesn’t really like it”. Mind you, when he said this, he had just finished licking the beaters and had strawberry icing all over his face.
3) In order to get my workouts in, M had to come with me b/c I couldn’t leave him home with S. He sits in the corner with the iPad and watched a movie while a group of people sweat and move on the other side of the gym. After watching for a while on Friday, he decided he wanted to do some exercise. We went out to the parking lot where he learned how to do jumping jacks, push-ups and high-knees. A sight to behold.
I am sure there are more highlights that have gotten lost in the fog that is my sleep-deprived, desperately-in-need-of-alone-time brain. Hope to be back soon.