Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Why,why,why?.. What did I do to deserve this?


Yesterday my mother sent a cake home to my husband for his birthday. Which was sweet and all only one problem, she wasn't thinking. Instead of some Tupperware cake carrier or even a plate she sends it home with me in a glass cake saver. You know those with a stand and lid. Now I stood and argued with her, that it would break or tip over. No, she insisted it would be fine take it home. What happened? One high curb and a turn later sent the melted chocolate cake upside down under my dashboard. It made for a really nice mess and a well deserved phone call to her. I managed to get all the cake out, but this morning the car still smelled of cake. This was the only thing I couldn't complain about on the way to school. Half way there Kailey started puking all over the seat and floor. I stopped and was looking for anything I could to sop it up and give her something to puke in. The first and only handy thing around was Jacob's blanket. Not the best of choices but we were desperate. There is nothing worse than the smell of puke! I was doing everything I could to drive and stop gagging. Kailey's in the back still puking and Jacob, who copies everything, is making coughing noises as though he is puking too. Usually when we get to school Madisen is so slow to get out of the car. This morning I've never seen her move so fast, she was so relieved to get out of the smell of cake and puke. I couldn't put down the windows because it was so cold and Jacob no longer had a blanket so we suffered all the way home. The whole way Kailey kept complaining about Jacob and how he stunk. Just concentrating on getting home as fast as I could with out puking myself, I didn't pay her much attention. I just thought she was referring to her own smell. After we arrived at home and I reached in the back to get out Jacob I could see his shirt covered in poop! Diarrhea of all things to have to deal with at this time. It was obvious I needed more than wipes and took him straight to the bath tub. His diaper could not have held another ounce and it was every where! ( Thinking.... Why, Why, why?? What did I do to deserve all this? ) Needless to say between cleaning all the nasty sick laundry, the car, bathtub and the kids first thing this morning, I had already done a days work by 9 am. I don't know if it's just my weak stomach or the fact I might be taking what they have, but I feel so sick to my stomach. I can't imagine how the rest of my day will go. Grab some hand sanitizer and Lysol cause I don't think you would believe me if I didn't post pictures. I'll spare you the puke, because frankly I couldn't manage the camera during that time.
Can you believe this mess?...

79 comments:

  1. ok, that seems like it went from bad to worse

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  2. omg.

    i have no words. only sympathy.

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  3. YUCK. Nothing worse than puke and the runs.

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  4. Wow...nothing I can write will help with your morning...if I lived closer, I come over to help...:)

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  5. Wow...what a morning. Who needs fiction when moms can have mornings like this. Hope the kids get better soon.

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  6. yea same with me on that last one about coming over to help even though I hate kids but jeez!!Thats poop?! Are you sure cause that is nasty. Well hey that is probably the perfect time to make your husband babysit and you go out with one of your girlfriends to talk or get advice.

    But hey, I'm 16, what do I know? Haha, sorry about all of that.

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  7. I don't even know what to say....good luck, maybe?

    I am enjoying your blog.

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  8. awwww.. so did you get to have any cake at all? I hope so!

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  9. Oh man!! That sucks!! I hate those days!!! Thanks for the hugs! ;o)

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  10. Unbelievable (this is what I always say over and over, when I am sifting through puke and poop)! I love the fact that it's not even 9 a.m.! What a crappy morning!

    Good luck is right. (I'm sorry, but I am enjoying your blog too)...

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  11. *Blushing* Thanks for the award!! ;)

    (I did get a piece of the cake on Saturday, but there was more than half still left over) :(

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  12. My daughter (now 30) yucked herself up like that while standing in line to get her pictures taken when she was about 6 months old. And... since I was holding her on my hip I had it all over me too. We didn't have much in the way of "wipes" in those days so I carried around 1 damp washcloth. Mind you, I was all of 18 yrs old at the time and I was the one throwing up, I had never seen anything so gross in my life. All these years later, it's no big deal but I still remember that very first big nasty, up the back, runny poop.

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  13. Is baby's bottom okay? I've found just plain old corn starch sprinkled like powder works really well for an irritated bottom.

    Even as I read your blog my 3 year old called me to come wipe her because she went POOP ON THE POTTY! Hooray! (I thought I was going to have to go to college with her to change her pullups).

    Sorry about your morning.

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  14. Things always seem worse in the car. Movement, confined space, eurhghghghghghoooh! Congratulations for getting through the day! My two are 10 and 7 now so I have a little less involvement with body fluids these days. I'm on the wrong side of forty now and am trying to remember what it was like when I was 30. I'm at www.projecforty.blogspot.com if you fancy coming to see what's at the end of the tunnel!

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  15. I don't have any kids but when my little nieces come over with their Mum they love to talk about puke, poo and wot-not. The more I frown and nod my head, the more they laugh, thinking how hillarious it all is.

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  16. Wow... that just sucks all-around. Talk about one of those days. I have an eleven-month-old, so I definitely feel your pain. At least you were sitting safely in the driver's seat, right??
    Good luck with your night, I can't imagine it could be any worse!!

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  17. hi, checked your blog out after seeing you on the bogs of note. amazing photos. and your posts remind me of myself not too long back, when my younger daughter (now 2 years old) was not potty-trained. i sometimes think that babies should be born when they are three years old (at least), and can talk and walk and feed/clean themselves

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  18. As a mother of 5 and a Nana of 5 I can totally re-live that scene. Thanks for the chuckle, even though you probably don't want to be laughed at right now.

    As I write this I am "babysitting" the 4 year old who is sick. I always keep in the back of my mind that it was a lot worse in my mother's time. . .no "wipes" or disposable diapers. And the car was a wagon.

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  19. Yes, I believe every ounce of that "mess"...referring to your son's poop . My son has messes like that every other day! It's ridiculous... and it's not even diarrhea. But adding the cake thing and the puking?...ALL MY SYMPATHY!

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  20. Omg. I loved the photos at the end of this hillarious post. Frosting on the cake. Hahahaha... ahem, sorry!

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  21. Ewww... yucky morning! I hope the kiddos get better soon! Enjoying your blog...

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  22. Oh my, congrats on getting on Blogs of Note! I know how that is, I have 3 sisters! You have cute kids. :) Good luck!

    Check out my site if you want:
    www.kulness.blogspot.com

    :)

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  23. I swear my biological clock must be ticking - no matter how horrible that sounds I just think about how sweet he must have been when you pulled him from the bath all sweet smelling, warm and cuddly...ugh.

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  24. Wow! I truly hope the rest of your day went better. (((hugs))) The joy of motherhood!

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  25. Oh, I have SO been there! Nothing worse than cleaning puke out of a carseat. I hope the rest of the family manages to avoid the bug!

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  26. Holy crap - that's pretty gross!

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  27. wow....

    I hope your day ended better anyway..

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  28. I can smell the smells just thinking about what you experienced. I am the father of seven children. I could tell you of a day we had, but I will spare you.

    The power of suggestion can be overwhelming at times. I had a friend that worked as a test engineer on fighter aircraft. He would fly in a chase plane and observe and record data from the aircraft being tested. Frequently the pilots of planes being tested will get nauseas and vomit. The last thing that is wanted in the cockpit of an aircraft is electrolytes. To keep from getting vomit on the instruments the test pilot will vomit inside their flight suit.

    My friend had an open audio channel from the plane where the pilot was sick. The power of suggestion and sounds caused him to get nauseas and vomit. He got the dry heaves and tore his esophagus. That was a bad day.

    I hope the smells have dissipated from your car and home.

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  29. Just remember what I always tell my daughter (with an almost-five and an almost-two); "This will just be a great story in six months!" Of course, YOU have found out that it is a great BLOG right now.

    Moms of the world hold their noses in sympathy and salute you with one hand while changing a diaper with the other one ;-)

    (From Been There, Done That)

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  30. Okay, so I almost puked with you. I am considering getting a car myself but I'm super worried about how my son will behave. After reading you story I doubt i'll be getting the car. Subway ALL the WAY!!!

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  31. That sounds...ewww. You have my sympathy.

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  32. I found your blog through Blogs of Note and I'm so glad I did! From a fellow mom who's cleaned up her fair share of puke from carseats and poop from clothing - I feel your pain! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  33. Hats off to you. Seriously. What a morning!

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  34. Oh my...at least you have learned to get out the camera. I wish I had done that early on--I could have definitely won America's Funniest Video if I would have had the vision to see the humor instead of the mess. This diaper, however, is better on a blog where moms everywhere can express their sympathy! Hope your poor nose recovers soon.

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  35. wow. that is soo gross.. goshhh... my little brother used to take the poop out of his dipers, and smear it on the walls.. and eat it.. and all voer his cribb. but onyl when mommy wasnt looking, lol. ^_^

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  36. EWWWWWWWW!!! You just made me ten times happier about my own day AND I think I will go hand saitize mySELF just reading about that. I'm sure you were ready for a good scub down and a nap yourself!

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  37. Been There Done That! My two boys are 8 and 10 so we are beyond that now, but boy do I remember those days! Good luck with it all and if you need a good laugh listen to the country song "Mr. Mom" It's always good for a smile because you know it would be true in most cases! Kids grow so fast and before you know it they will be past this stage and you can look back at it and be proud that you survived. Love your blog by the way! Good luck and remeber that no matter how bad your day has been you are still somebody's hero.

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  38. Some things are for a mom's eyes only!!

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  39. Sorry for such a stinky and crappy morning! I hope the rest of your day went much better. I love your site. Please stop by soon!
    ~mandy.

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  40. While I tried not to laugh at your post, I also felt really bad for you!! I am totally a sympathy puker, so I would have not even lasted seconds after I heard coughing/puke, let alone the ride home! ;) I hope everyone feels better soon! Take Care and lots of Ginger Ale/sprite! :)

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  41. You poor, poor dear! There aren't even words...I hope you can find a day soon to get a good sitter and send yourself to the spa...

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  42. wow- i so understand what you went thru.
    believe me. a mother of two lil divas.. we have had our share of messes.


    i have recently stumbled upon this site again and now i am re updating my site so feel free to stop by and we can chat..

    stay at home moms ROCk...:)


    ttyl
    lisa

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  43. lets just say... we are the blessed group... cheers & bravo...

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  44. Iknow the feeling trust me ive got two boys and two drama queens.I have got the upmost empathy and respect for you

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  45. you did NOT take pictures! EEWWW HA! My husband would think I'd really lost it if I took pics of a diaper. It's like a badge of honor that they don't understand. You should go visit
    http://itsalmostnaptime.blogspot.com/2008/04/oh-glamour.html
    who had a similar experience. You can share in each other's pain.
    May tomorrow be a better day my bloggy friend

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  46. Are you kidding me? I had to take pictures, otherwise Jason wouldn't sympathize for me as bad just telling the story. (duh)
    Didn't you know..Men listen better when visuals and sound effects are involved!

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  47. Oh my goodness! What a way to start the morning! I sincerely hope your day only goes up from here.

    Goodness, you deserve a spa day!

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  48. geee whizz.
    poor you.
    they all seem to come at once dont they?

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  49. I'm glad to know that the chaos doesn't end with me. I've been there and I feel for you! On the bright side at leas tit was all at once and not one mess at a time. You do one big cleaning and your done.

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  50. Incredible! I'm married with one kid, and find it hard to maintain the home front. I could definitely learn a lot from you!

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  51. If there were mommy medals you'd be getting a nice big gold one for that day...yikes!

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  52. I'm exhausted after reading that post. I've had a few 'can you believe it all happened at once' moments too, but yours takes the cake....

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  53. :( I truely hope that your day improved... can't believe you took pictures of poop... LOL

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  54. and to think being a mom is easy....

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  55. hii, i just now came across ur blog. and this story caught me lol. it must have been one of your worst days. but how come your child's poop is so dark ... ? that seems odd

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  56. Zelda d ~ He's been sick with a stomach bug, that's why it's so dark.

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  57. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Been there sister! Good luck!
    Lisa

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  58. Gross. Thanks for reminding me I don't want another baby!

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  59. I love your honesty - keep creating - it will keep you sane in an insane way and keep the stepford people at bay. Kartika

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  60. I was all set to make fun of you for ONLY having to clean up cake, but now that I have finished the whole post, I have all the sympathy in the world for you! What a bad day. I know in your pre-mommy days you never would have imagined a day like this.

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  61. OMG!!! your car deserves a nice clean car detail!!!

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  62. Oh man. I thought I might get used to it and it wouldn't gross me out so much because it was my own kid...the love thing and all...but I was wrong. I never got over it, it grosses me out.

    Larry
    DamnIneedAjob.com

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  63. I MUST be a parent....that didn't faze me at all....lol...I was thinking, "Yeah, that's a lot.he must not have what my kid has..MY kid's explosive poo was light green"

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  64. I can't believe that's poop! When my daughter was being breastfed, she was the queen of over-the-top up-the-back yellow poop diapers. I don't think I would have been able to handle it if it came out so black! She's only a year old now, so I guess I have lots to look forward to! I hope your day got lots better and maybe someone will make you another cake, just for you!

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  65. you have my great sympathy.
    I enjoy your blog!

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  66. Be cool lady..It's part of our life..=)

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  67. Omg.. Yucks.. Makes me wanna puke as well, lol..

    Motherhood.. Hmmm.. When will I enter mine? Haha :P

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  68. Holy shit...no pun intended. YUCK! I think all of us moms here have had to deal with a blow out or two per kid but man, that was back when the poop was a sweeter mustard looking kind not full adult scale crap in color and smell. UGH. So sorry for you. You are in my prayers......

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  69. Hey, Dads have to deal with Poop too, Jillian....lol...

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  70. Hey, Jillian, us Dads have to deal with that too....not just you lucky Moms.....lol

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  71. Eeeep! You've most certainly got my sympathy there!

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  72. Well, at least you learned something. Though, undeniably, that's really gross! Remember, as a mother there'll be quagmire ahead always waiting.

    But, I guess your the type that can handle situations like that, yet I'm not sure if you can really manage to smile all the time!

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  73. Robin Williams once said that being a parent is no differnet from being a drug addict. You don't sleep, you smell bad, and you're paranoid.

    It's truly amazing how bad we humans can smell when we are sick, and how sick we can make other humans with that smell.

    Keep dem posts coming.
    R. Mann

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  74. Yikes, I have three girls and a baby boy and I read this laughing all the way. Glad to know it's not just MY life... You have cute kids and a great blog, good luck.

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  75. Oh I feel for you. This is my first time to your site and I will be back. I too, am a SHAM and it is the hardest job I have ever tried to be really good at. I have 2 girls and 2 boys. It is all I can do some days just to be breathing still at 10 pm. Will be back soon!

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  76. Wow. No parenting book could prepare you for that. With visuals, too!
    Thank you, you just silenced my urge to have a baby, at least for a little while! I had no idea, NONE, that this 'up the back poo' was an issue, at all!! What ELSE aren't y'all tellin us?

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Girls could you PLEASE give our guest some space. Take your brother and go play. Sorry,it's hectic here, what were you saying?"...

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