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Sunday, May 3, 2009

How Motherhood Changes You

We have all been sick for the past 2 weeks. YES-2 weeks. I have blown through-literally-boxes of tissues. Poor little HK is still stuffy. Justin did not run the marathon because of this lingering illness. Woe is me-I am tired of being ill. It is just a good thing that this whole pig sickness thing was not happening 2 weeks ago or I would have been convinced that we were swine flu victims.

So, we had our first outing yesterday evening since we have been house-bound for almost two weeks. Yes-we went to the mall. Parenthood sure does change things. We are getting ready to leave, and Justin tells HK that we are off to mom's old stomping grounds. I turn and look at him-I am truly perplexed. I am thinking, "We are making a stop at the bars?" I look at Justin and ask him what he is talking about. He says, "The mall." I responded, "Oh-I thought you meant that we were taking HK to a bar, and I was wondering when the plans changed." For the record, I was also thinking that I am NOT going to take her to a bar. This is a true story. Sad isn't it?

Then we are walking through the mall, and Justin says, "Where are you going to be? I need to run to the bathroom." My response? "Is it poop or pee?" Yes, these words just came out of my mouth before I realized what I was saying. He just looked at me and said, "OK-I am not HK, but if you must know, it is pee." Seriously, since when do I care about the specifics of his bodily functions? I don't now and I didn't before-it was just this new mom inbred response thing.

Oh-the joys of motherhood.


  1. So sorry about all the illness... we've been more sick in the past year since I can remember. Love the mall outing! Hope everyone is on the road to recovery soon!

  2. I have a new gadget for you- the Vaporrub night light thingy (I don't know exactly what it's called, but it's a nightlight/vapor thing) You put a little disk of vaporub in it, plug it in, and it opens up their little noses all night long- G and AC both got the crud- it worked like a charm- they slept all night with no coughing or sneezing. The makers of Pediacare make it- it's for babies (DO NOT TELL GARRETT OR WE'LL HAVE TO PUT HIM ON SUICIDE WATCH)but it works for big people too. You can find it at Target, Kroger etc. with all the vicks vapor rub stuff.

  3. Sorry about your sickness. It's sooo hard, isn't it? Hope you are better soon.