Friday, September 17, 2010

Another Mommy rite of passage.

It has been a rough week around here. Jamie is pretty sick and last night he came into our room at 1:30 a.m. and stood there half-whining, half-crying and said he wanted to come in our bed. I sent him back to his room to retrieve his own pillow, since I did not want mine desecrated by all the germs and boogers. He padded across the hall to his room and a minute later started hollering and crying that he could not find his pillow. I ran to help him, fearing that he would wake Micah. I found him laying on Cody's bed, his arms wrapped around Cody's feet as he cried at his inability to find his pillow. I almost laughed. Cody was like a dummy. No insult intended. He did not budge as Jamie crawled all over him. Neither of them knew Jamie was on the wrong bed. It really was rather funny.

Anyway, I got that all sorted out, but Jamie stayed in our bed, between us, coughing and tossing until 6:30 a.m., occasionally yelling at Mike because he wanted more space. Once in a while he would rub my back, and Mike told me in the morning he was patting Mike's hair too. It was pretty cute, yet sad, but in four and a half years of mothering, that was a first for me. Cody would NEVER sleep in our bed with us, even if we tried to get him to when he was upset, or even when he got up too early in the morning. I hope Jamie won't want to do it again tonight. We are going to head to the doctor when Mike gets home from work. Jamie slapped his ear earlier, very abruptly, and I asked him why he did it. He told me there was something in there, so I am concerned about a possible ear infection. He has had a low fever since Sunday, and has been quite lethargic since then as well, falling asleep every single day during the day, in random places, so that is not a good sign either. Seeing it is Friday and it would be hard to see a doctor on the weekend, we figured we better take him in tonight.

Yesterday was a brutal day because Jamie was really sick and pathetic, and Cody got terribly rebellious. I don't know what happened, but it was one of the worst days I have ever had with him. He is in a similar state today, though it has been dampened some by my use of the TV. I don't normally do that, but with Jamie sick and laying around, I decided to make an exception. Anyway, I went out last night to town and bought a whole bunch of new clothes. I can't tell you how much that has helped me to feel better about life in general. The last time I shopped for clothes, I mean really shopped for clothes, was a year and a half ago, and I was about six months pregnant at the time. It feels good to have some stuff that fits and I feel decent in.

I also bought a pitchfork. Just thought I would throw that in there. We had two of our round bales delivered yesterday, and now we have to fork hay, seeing the last of our square bales are pretty gross, like mouldy and such. I had fun out there this morning with the pitchfork. It looks like pretty nice hay to me, though to be honest, I don't have any experience caring for horses. Riding them, yes. Feeding them, no. We always boarded our horses when I was growing up, so that part was done by the people who owned the place, not by us. Now we are the ones doing it, and I actually enjoy it quite a bit, though today it is the coldest day we have had so far since summer. It's only 6 degrees out there, and there is a big wind out there to compound the cold. I am inspired to buy a nice pair of cozy warm work gloves for the winter, and I may need a new winter jacket as well...we'll see.

Anyway, Micah is VERY annoyed at me for doing this right now, so I have to sign off. I'm going out tomorrow night for a girls' night, so I may be scarce this weekend. We'll see. Bye for now.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

hehehe! I have high speed! That NEVER HAPPENS! And so for the first time in months I am able to read a bit of your blog. And what do I have to comment on???? The pitchfork! I can just see you with it! OH!!! WHAT FUN!!!!! I love it that you are in the woods with my brother, three cute boys, horses, and a pitch fork! haha!

By the way, I'm about 5 miles from Green Gables as I type this and so it would only be appropriate to quote "Why don't you let ME get a word in edgewise before I PITCH YOU!" There is no connection to your post, except the "pitch" part. Not even really funny. know how I am. haha! I don't even know if I got the quote right, word for word. Ugh.