Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Dilemma-Being in Several Places At Once


This year a big part of my problem has been my inability to be in more than one place at the same time. I understand why cloning ethically isn't really a great idea, but if it were available I might be tempted. I think if I could clone myself I would have one me just available for my sick children! I am not kidding you when I tell you we have had every thing going around this year. As soon as one kid recovers he is always nice enough to share it with brother and so on and so on (it's the only thing they share willingly). Just in the past two weeks, the following scenarios have been my reality:
-Isaac had the flu, but I had hopes it was better and so we headed to the Cinco de Mayo celebration with our home school group. Picture enchiladas, hot sun, dancing the macarena and a sick stomach...yeah it was that good...
-Last week had a busy day planned and when Jamen woke up his head was swelled up the size of a balloon...Move everything so we could go to the hospital for a cat scan and find the allergic reaction is causing pressure on his brain...
-Two weeks ago I was doing something that I love almost more than anything....sleeping...I am woken by my sleepwalking son who needs to go to the ER to have his head glued together at one o'clock in the morning...
-Today we have a great home school activity planned, a May Day celebration complete with May pole and bartering. I was up all night with Jamen who now has the flu...
Motherhood has turned me into a flake. I used to be punctual and you could count on me to be somewhere. Now I feel like I need to say, "you can count on me, well maybe..." I am telling you I would be the most together mom on the block, if I didn't have any kids...

6 comments:

Amy B. said...

I feel ya...we are now passing around the stomach flu...fun times!!!

Emilie Peterson said...

I am sorry everyone is sick. I got your call at school saying Jamen is sick and might be for awhile. I hope next week will be better for your family. Start drinking sprite now so you don't get it!!

Pete and Mare said...

oh heather I am sorry that everyone is sick... if you find a way to clone...do let me know. sick or healthy i always wish for being in two places at once. ;) Have a great week, stay well! ~ Mare

Lisa said...

What the crap caused that kind of allergic reaction?! Oh my gosh...


...I love you!

LC said...

You didn't make it to the May Day party either? We spent the week hibernating in our house with the blinds shut every day because of fevers/cold/allergies. No one was exempt.
I'm going to have to hear more about this head swelling thing--yikes!

Janette said...

I want the clone thing, but it would work like this: Upon awaking, you think of your day and decide how many of you will be necessary. As your feet hit the floor, they suddenly become as many feet attached to as many yous as you ordered. You all go about your day doing whatever you need. At night, somewhere around prayer time, you all sync back together into one. Yeah, something like that.