When I had Noah, I was sick continuously for 8 1/2 months. During that time, my body got really good at expelling whatever it didn't want in dramatic fashion. After that, my body's "go to" reflex is to puke whenever I get even the slightest bit "off". So this continuous dizziness has me hugging the toilet every time I bend over to pick up toys or roll over too fast in bed. For the record, I've taken about a billion pregnancy tests since anything that stays this sick for this long, in my opinion, has to be pregnant. They are all negative- including the one that my doctor made me take in her office before she would give me any meds since she didn't believe me that the 4 billion sticks I'd peed on were all negative.
So I'm plugging along, trying to live our normal life while we get used to this new phase where all the kids have somewhere to be all the time. We are trying to squeeze the most out of the last few days of summer by playing with the water hose whenever possible.
|Wielding the water hose gives Noah a power trip!|
And speaking of food at school... I'm about to defriend all the people I know on facebook who have posted pictures of their kids' lunches that include things like homemade hummus that they got up at 4am to make and cottage cheese with garden tomatoes that they picked out of their garden in the dark of the morning while the rest of the world is still asleep. Seriously. I puke a little in my mouth just thinking about it. My philosophy on school lunches is this: you get whatever is leftover from dinner the night before or a sandwich on bread that I bought on sale at the grocery store that probably has enriched flour in it. I have come up with this philosophy that if you give a kid enough preservatives that they will be preserved forever and I will get to keep them around till they are 640 years old. Not really, but I just know I'm never going to be that mom that has it together enough to send those kinds of lunches to school or have hours and hours of time to volunteer in the school library or other such good mom tasks.
For now, I think I'll just stick with spraying my kids in the butt with the water hose and playing another 40 rounds of Candy Land. In my book, that's way more fun that making homemade hummus any day!
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