Ah...the sweet aroma of PUKE! If asked what candle I have been burning in my house this weekend, my response would be Puke Perfection. Yes, I believe Oscar has mastered the art of puking all over carpet, bed, pillow, couch, tile, and bathtub. Poppy luckily (or not so lucky) has only contaminated her sheets ( she has a much better aim).
Friday night it began and as of today, Monday Jan 15 2:45, I am pleased to report that there has been no puke since last night at approximately 9:45pm. Not to jinx ourselves, but hopefully after 4 super size loads of laundry, the puking has subsided.
Speaking of super-size...we watched "super size me" this weekend and I'm pleased to report that I cannot clearly remember the last time I've eaten at Mc D's. If you haven't seen the show you should check it out (that is unless you enjoy eating there ).
With Lil' O and Pops being sick I bought Charlotte's Web and we are almost finished. Oscar is very attentive when his stomach is lurching and all he wants to do is be a slug on the couch. There were a few parts that I found myself relating with...seeming that both of my sicklings are sleeping I think I'll share...
First, I was reading the part where Wilber was feeling "RADIANT" to quote the book...:When Charlotte's Web said SOME PIG, Wilber had tried to look like some pig. When Charlotte's web said Terrific, Wilber had tried to look terrific. And now that the web said RADIANT, he did everything possible to make himself glow".
Recently Rick and I were having a discussion about will power and I was expressing that I am always amazed at his will power and strength to do things...He then said that he does it because he has my expectations to live up to.
Now, I should note here that this man wakes up about 5:15 and goes swimming every morning (among other things I wont mention) while I have a difficult time rising any earlier that 6:30.
I've never said he should go swimming and I've never "expected" him to do anything...he just does it!! He is this great guy who continually inspires me to be better than I currently am.
So, after further thought, and after thinking about all of the really cool life skills I've learned, I realized that all of them have been because of Rick. Yes, I too try to live up to his expectations. I try to be the wonderful Mom he knows I can be. (I'm not saying that I'm a wonderful mom...but with him by my side cleaning up the puke, he helps me to become better!)
Somehow, knowing that he knows that I can be so much more...it inspires me to greater things.
Therefore...I hope that he will always expect things of me and I for him. That way we will continually strive to please each other and to become better!
Well, I'll leave you with that thought and I will continue on my Charlotte's Web parallels later...