Just living the dream

One of my favorite lines is “living the dream.”

Particular when this response comes in the midst of absolute chaos and/or monotony.

Yesterday Raynes woke up from his nap covered in vomit.  I know this because I hugged him.

After taking apart his crib and starting a load of laundry I buckled all the kids in the car so we could get Coke icees from the gas station.  Because all smart parents know that a gas station food is just the thing to give a child with an upset stomach.

Raynes threw up all over himself before I could even pull out of the Circle K.  Good bye car seat.

Once we got home I wasn’t sure what to give him. My girls never really had the stomach bug as toddlers and the pediatricians office was already closed.  Once again, I had a brilliant idea:  I’ll give him a tall glass of  ice-cold apple juice.  That idea came back to bite me, or rather splash me.

Luckily, I called my friend Shea who told me what all “experienced Moms” already knew which is to give a puking child nothing for 30 minutes, then start with 1 tsp water every 20 minutes. After one hour increase water intake to 2 ounces, etc.

By this point I was mopping the kitchen floor, bathing Raynes for a third time with 4 loads of dirty laundry waiting in line.  I thought the mishap on our pale yellow couch was bad but catching his vomit with my bare hands might have been my all time low yesterday.

Luckily, my 28 pound 2-year-old was back to him whiny happy self today.  This is a good thing, especially since he is having minor surgery first thing Thursday morning.

Just living the dream

Waterlogue app with “It’s technical” effect

Just living the dream.  I’m just living the dream.


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    Edie- It’s the Waterlogue app and the effect is called “It’s technical.” I think there’s a lot of good craft projects to be made from this app- I went to Hobby Lobby and bought watercolor paper (5×7) to print watercolors (photos) as gifts. Now if I could just figure out how to load my printer with the smaller paper.

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    edieramsey@gmail.com'Edie Ramsey says

    He is SO precious! Is this pic that same iPhone watercolor app? I MUST get it.