Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Worst Mother of the Year Award

... goes to me!!!

Braeden often will call for me at night. All to just pull up the covers or stall going to bed in other ways. Recently I have been working on telling him that once mommy puts him to bed, that's it, no yelling, crying, etc. Especially since Little One is back in the crib in Braeden's room (not the best results, but more on that another time). So last night when he called, "Mommy... " I said loudly (he can hear me through the vents) " Braeden, it's bedtime honey." He started to say something else, but I said "Quiet now." He stopped and went to sleep. (I thought.)

This morning I went in the boys room, after getting myself ready for work, to get them up and going. As I was getting their clothes out, I thought, what is that smell??? I then noticed my Braeden. Huddled in a little ball in the middle of his bed. With throw up on his pillow above him and all over his white Pottery Barn Kids quilt below him. OH MY GOSH! No wonder he was calling for me. Poor Bubba. He's only ever thrown up once in his life, and that was at my aunt's at Christmas time because there was food everywhere at our family Christmas party, and he had just too much fun trying it all.

As I carefully got him up I realized it had also come out his other end. I called in for a sub and ran a warm bath. We got the jammies off and Braeden washed off. Of course by this time he is completely acting like himself. Not like he is sick, no way. As we waited at school for my sub, since it was rather short notice, I heard that other end again, loudly. :) But nothing since then and he is doing fine. We are in for a day of tv and laying on the couch. Maybe I can finish up painting the kitchen while he naps this afternoon. I just don't feel like it after a day of work and play with the kids, hmmm....

Of course today is also the day that Braeden and I are having one on one time to go to see Thomas and Friends Live. Go figure! But hopefully he'll continue feeling and acting fine, Not going to skip out after paying for those tickets. :) Olivia had time with me to see Princesses on Ice, so this was his turn. I'm sure we'll still make it. :)


Robin said...

We all have had those moments so don't be too hard on yourself. My son and I are visitng Chicago right now and he also will be attending the Thomas show tonight with his father!

Sara said...

Oh my gosh, that is soooo sad. And so typical of mommyhood. We all have those moments. :) Luckily, kids forgive easily.

Poor you. :)


Julie said...

Awwwwwwwww- bless his heart! I hope ya'll get to see the show!

Amanda said...

Poor little guy. It's good that he seems to be feeling like himself, though.

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