Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Last night I had to take the 6 year old monkey to the ER. She came in to my bedroom at 12am and by 12:30am was crying so bad that she ASKED to go to the hospital.

Thankfully, even though I live in LA, I live in a suburb with a small hospital about 10 blocks away. We were seen right away!

If any other mom has taken their child to the ER, you know that getting a child to pee in a cup, on command, is an exercise in futility. Especially when that is the body part that hurts/itches!

FYI - what the doctor's forget to tell you is that the antibiotics for a bladder infection strip away ALL yeast, including good yeast. So, it is VERY COMMON to get a yeast infection while fighting a bladder infection. Even on a 6 year old!

Thank G-d, she is fine and using a topical cream and eating lot's of probiotic goodies!

Driving home today, I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders (the 3 hours sleep probably didn't help).


  • I am responsible for making sure the monkey's are healthy
  • I bring the food in to the house (organic fruits, vegetables and meats as much as I can)
  • I make sure the husband has the schedule straight on a daily basis as to when to pick them up/drop them off
  • I plan the after school activities
  • I plan the play dates
  • I make sure that doctors are seen for ailments/preventative care
  • I kiss boo-boo's
  • I SAY NO
  • I pack healthy lunches (for the most part)
  • I buy the clothes
  • When there is a sick/cranky/bratty child I get the stink eye from the family/friends/strangers

No matter what century we are in, I AM STILL THE MAMA!

The PAPA? Wow! He "baby sits" so the Mama can take a 1 hour rest on Sunday mornings - isn't he great! He picks up the monkey's every day - what a good man! He provides - even though the Mama also works!

I love my monkey's more than anything in the world, and cherish them, but I need a WIFE/MAMA!


Lee of MWOB said...

Oh Julia - ouch on the ER visit. I hate 'em and fear more of them in my future with my lil' dude. Hope all is well although I know you're the mama and have all kinds of stuff on your shoulders....I've been so swamped...and slow. But I'm around...and I need a wife/mama too!


LL said...

It's so important that you not only care but that you show them that you care and love them when they're sick. The missing sleep is bad. But not being a real mom is worse.

Under the Influence said...

Ouch! Antibiotics almost always = yeast infection.

My hubby is the middle of the night ER man. I have not personally made that trip yet!

Lucy said...

Sick little ones make life hard and when a mom is sleep deprived she is even more stressed.

I have always said I am coming back in my next life as a man (ha! ha!)

Get some sleep and life will look better!!

CK Lunchbox said...

I never appreciated the MAMAs out their so much as I have this last year. Most everything on the list I am doing (which is funny given my background).

Kuddos to the MAMA's and Kuddos to your PAPA for being sensitive enough to give you a break.

Cold Spaghetti said...

Amen on that! Plural marriage might work for me on that level. :-)

I hope your little one feels better!

Annette Piper said...

Yep, mamas are the hardest working people on the planet!

kel said...

being a momma is so hard.. especially when they are sick!

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Thank you every one for listening to me bitch and whine! I DO appreciate it.

La Mom said...

I'm going to copy and paste your blog post onto my fridge so my husband will understand when I complain! Thanks!!