Tuesday, February 10, 2009

THE MAMA

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 THE MAMA!

  • 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!

10 comments:

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!!