Tuesday Jason, Jr. woke me up at six a.m. He had thrown up in his bed. I cleaned him up and sat him on the kitchen floor while I found something to eat for breakfast. He seemed to be content there, and I figured that if he threw up again at least it would be on the tile instead of the carpet. I took my breakfast and sat on the couch in the living room, where I could be comfortable but still see little Jason.
A little while later my husband Jason came into the kitchen and began getting his things ready for work. “Esther, I think he’s going to throw up!” He spoke so loud that it startled me. I just nodded. “No, really he’s going to up chuck,” he exclaimed, pointing and almost jumping in his panic. “I’m serious, he’s about to upchuck right now!”
And that, my dear friends, is why God made mamas. My husband is hands down the kids’ favorite, but when one of them is sick they want their mama. Mama knows that every sick child needs a bowl, a towel, a cup of Sprite and some good old-fashioned cartoons on the television.
So I got to spend my day holding my little but growing boy all day long. He is such a sweet, cuddly boy, and already he’d usually rather be running around than in his mother’s lap. I hated to see him sick, but enjoyed every minute of holding him.
“There’s no great loss without some small gain.” Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie)
So that’s why you were missing last night! I guess it’s good youvdidnt bring him to church but we missed seeing you!
I hope that he feels better and that no one else catches it! Those stomach bugs are the worst!
My, how he’s grown, Esther. I guess it’s been awhile since you posted a recent pic of “jr.” 🙂
I hope he feels better today. Poor little guy.
Boys, girls, they all love their moms when needing some comfort…
Good picture! Hope he is better today.
He’s so cute I’m sure holding him must be pure joy 🙂
I’m not a mama, but last year my best friend got the flu (which I got a few days later and it was the worst flu I’ve EVER had in my life), so I took care of her 8 month old baby who was also under the weather that day. And it was just the best thing in the world sitting and cuddling with her all day long.
Yep! Completely agree with you on this!:)))
I had a little guy throwing up yesterday and also LOVED the cuddles.
My kids still want Dad sometimes when they’re sick. My husband is great at helping with nearly everything, except when the kids throw up. He can’t stand the smell and about passes out. Good thing he has me. 🙂
so true!! I love my hubby, but as soon as one of the girls starts to cough he comes running for me 🙂
Oh groan! I just had my second child throw up all over the carpet–chocolate milk. Uh huh. It’s looking to be a long week.
I’m so sorry for you and the kids. Did the first get better before the second got sick?
Poor little guy! I sure hope he’s feeling better. I know what ya mean though. I love just cuddling on the couch when mine are sick!
Sounds like me and my husband. 🙂 Husband: “He’s gonna barf!” Me: “Yeah, and?” And then when the baby DOES barf, Husband immediately wants to get in his face and get everything cleaned up, but the baby is freaked out and wants to cuddle, usually with me. So we cuddle. Barf and all. Yee haw.
Hope your kiddos all feel better soon!
I can’t complain… my hubby was a super duper trooper when there was “hurl” involved. Now that they are all older 17, 19, 21 they do call me when they are sick though, or sad, or just wanna talk. They call dad for money.
Elizabeth Grimes says
What a very sweet post. Hope he and your others get feeling better soon.
Oh sorry the kids are not feeling well. I had the flu/stomach virus or something last weekend, it was bad. I was down the entire weekend actually today was the first day I really felt better! Hope it is shorter lived for your guys!! I hate being sick, but I like seeing kids sick even less 🙁
I hope that everyone is feeling better! It’s awful when they are sick but the extra cuddles sure are nice 🙂
Is it ok that I laughed at Jason??!! 😀
I do hope you are feeling better…
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I have to admit, I don’t really enjoy cuddling with sick kids. Maybe because if one kid gets sick, they all get sick? And all I’m doing is cleaning up throw-up and sheets forEVER?!! I don’t actually get to sit down and snuggle with the sickies. But my kids are HUGE snuggle bugs, so we do plenty of non-sick cuddling. =)