Another Update Y’all Didn’t Ask For

Another day much like yesterday with a brief tiny itty bitty bit of a nap thrown in there just to get me hopeful for a few hours of peace, only to have my bubble burst within 40 minutes (which is better than nothing, I realize, but when you are used to 2+ hour naps, this is quite a slap in the face). I was up with Pumpkin at about 5 this morning. I don’t DO five a.m. I certainly don’t do 5 a.m. with the expectation of being in any kind of human mood for the rest of the day.

Pumpkin is still coughing like crazy. She is still not eating much (a point of victory was her eating half a banana and Flat Earth “veggie” chips for dinner). She doesn’t want to drink water or juice, only bits of milk (and I know that milk makes phlegm which is going to make her cough worse – but when my choices are nasty cough and dehydration, I take the phlegm…). I’m on notice by the doctor to keep an eye out for the signs of dehydration, which include – “decreased urinary output” and “no tears when crying”. When you find yourself cheered by a soggy Pamper, you know it’s a rough week.

Of course, both of my daughters have inherited my tendency towards total crabbiness when hungry. When you think that Pumpkin has barely eaten the equivalent of a full meal in the past three days – well, you do the math. She’s tired (but won’t sleep), hungry (but won’t eat), and crabby (and there ain’t no pleasing her). Wish you were me, don’t you?

Hubby told me this afternoon that he has tomorrow off, and I told him as soon as all the girls get on the school bus tomorrow (though not The Princess), I’m taking off! I told him that I don’t know what I’m doing or where I’m going, but by golly, I was gonna get the heck out of the house… ALONE. Let him deal with the madness for a few hours while I try to get a tiny piece of my sanity back.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Yep, you definitely deserve a break. Go get a hotel room and take a nice long nap… or shoot, go to a park, put your seat in recline, put on some good music, and sleep there…. much cheaper… and turn off your cell phone! If your hubby’s anything like mine, he’s completely capable of taking care of whatever might happen in two or three you’re gone.

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