Wednesday, February 13, 2008

BRING IT ON MOTHERHOOD!

I loaded up the boys this morning to head to the mall for exchanges and valentines gifts. We were having a laid back time and we decide to head to the food court for some Chick Fila. My mouth was literally salivating for it all morning. I walk past this table full of moms and toddlers. They stop me to check out my stroller because they all want one. They realized that I had a 6 week old and said, "Wow, You really have it all together". I smile half way and thought, "If they could see me at home!". Those were the famous last words because I was about to lose control.

I get Keegs and I some yummy nuggets and get us all situated at our table. I put him in his high chair, start unloading the bag, and all of a sudden Keegan throws up over and over again. It is coming out so fast that I feel so helpless in this situation but at the same time it felt like it was happening in slow motion. Poor Keegan was so sad and all I wanted to do was hold him. He is completely covered from head to toe and so is the table, high chair and floor. All I have are burp rags and that does half the trick in cleaning it up. I completely strip Keegs (minus the diaper and socks) while looking around at people just staring at me. (insert vent session) I am so frustrated at them because NO ONE offered any assistance. Just some extra napkins would have helped or even offering to get the cleaning crew would have been awesome. In fact, the couple sitting by me, got up and moved!! I grabbed a mom that was passing by and asked if she would point the mess out to a cleaning crew and she was so sweet to help me!

As I was leaving I overheard these older women say, "She just has her baby in diapers?", as I officially earned the "worst mother in history on a cold day" award. Luckily Jack slept through the whole ordeal and was facing the other direction, so hopefully he did not get anything. Who knows if this is a stomach bug or just motion sickness from the stroller ride. So far it looks like it is over but I guess we will know in the next couple of days. (yikes!)

I am being ordained here as a mother of two, first the absent nipple and this???... BRING IT ON MOTHERHOOD!!! GIVE ME WHAT YOU GOT! (but be nice...will ya?)

16 comments:

Janelle & Ella said...

Michelle, You should write a book! I'm not kidding. Your post have been highly entertaining, although bless your heart!!
You are doing an incredible job. Keegs and Jack are so blessed to have you as their mom.

Matt, Andrea, & Luke said...

oh my!! i wish i could've been there to help you!! hope the throw-up was just a fluke and not any sickies. :(

Amy said...

houston is MEAN! i would have helped you Michelle and would have told that old lady all about it...in Jesus name. : )

hope keegan is feeling better!

lowerys said...

Ok, I have officially decided to move to Houston and go with you everywhere you go so I can fend off the mean people and give them what for! (I'm sure they'd be real intimidated by me - 4'11 and all.)

Courtney said...

now i know why i dont go out anywhere yet with my boys.... i have said many times i think it is easier with twins than with a toddler and a newborn. i pray keegan is not sick! lots of things have been going around. good luck girl and if you need anything i am in norchester alot

Becky Kiser said...

oh my goodness!! michelle you handled that so good!! i can't even imagine. wow.

Murrell Family said...

That makes me not want to take the boys out in public! You never know what can happen. You handled it so well!

Melissa said...

You are braver than me, I would have looked at that couple and said, hey can you help me before you move? hahaha!! You will get the hang of it, I'm sure of it. Your an awesome Mommy and from what Cari told me about your visit, your boys ROCK! Wished you lived around here and i would bring you dinner!

The Kaufmann Krew said...

Oh my gosh Michelle!
You are DUE for a good trip out with them!! I cannot believe no one would help you.
Oh wait, YES I CAN! I love how people assume that your just an irresponsible mom who dresses their baby in a diaper. Same thing happened to me and my best friend. Her little girl yacked and she took her shirt off and went to buy her another one. The kids were playing in the play-place and all these moms were staring at her like she was some little heathen. I guess we will have to write on their foreheads or something when things like that happen.
You are awesome, girl! Don't give up!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry that people are mean and act like it never happened to them. Yeah, it might not have been the exact scene, but if you have children - something that you didn't plan on is going to happen!

You go girl! You are a great mom!
LMS

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

If I ever come across the couple that moved, in a dark alley....

courtney said...

I have to say, that I know I could not have helped you clean up b/c I am a sympathetic vomiter. Although, I certainly would have run for a stack of napkins and gotten the cleaning crew for you, being careful not to make my own contribution to the mess...

Allikaye's Mama said...

Hi! I am a fellow mama - and happened upon your blog - I loved your post! My daughter is 13 months and it is hard enough at times in public with one - so way to go being so brave! Thanks for your humor and honesty - I was highly entertained - I can see myself so much in your motherhood - and you're right...bring it on!! :0)

Lori, Landon and Logan said...

Okay SuperMom! No shopping with both kids unless your life depends on it! No Malls or grocery stores. (Plan them during MDO or when dad is home or revert to online shopping!)
I had one time where the little one blew out his diaper so bad, it rolled out onto the carpet at CVS!!! Thankfully I had just bought wipes and used almost the whole tub and somehow no one noticed.

thehirschgang said...

Hey Michelle-
I found your blog via a friends...wait til I tell Tiffany about your blog! My mom, Linda, says to tell you hi.
Welcome to motherhood with more than one. :) I do believe God has a sense of humor. I now have a 5 1/2 year old, a 20 month old, and a 6 month old, so they closeness in age, I can understand! It's to drive us to our knees! My mother says once you learn to juggle, adding a few more is no problem...so, I guess we're learning.
I love your blog- the realness is refreshing. Who tells you these things when you're thinking about having a family? Or, maybe it's just that we just don't listen...
Anyway, you make me laugh, just cause I can relate. And the breastfeeding thing...I'd love to share with you how God freed me from thinking I was a horrible mother for weaning mine at 6 weeks. He is so good!
Lynette

FordeFam said...

Oh my goodness!!! It's hard enough to get yourself motivated to get out the door and then something like this...BLESS YOUR HEART!!! I am sooooo sorry that happened to you! We were all sick on Valentine's Day, but thankfully it happened at home! People get so weird about kids! I get looks all the time just having 3 kids so close together. Zoe came in with her arms full of dolls the other day and said "Mommy, I have my hands full!" Hahaha! That's because everyone says "boy, you have your hands full" to me everywhere we go! Don't give up! You CAN still get out! I'll pray for a peaceful and successful trip next time!