Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sometimes It's Better Not to Know

As much as I'd like to catch glimpses of the future sometimes, I think that for the most part, maybe it's better not to know what life will bring you next...when Micah started throwing up one Saturday night about 2 1/2 weeks ago, I'm really glad I didn't know that we were looking at a solid week of vomiting and sickness! Micah got sick on Saturday night, then I started getting it on Monday night, Tuesday was Jojo's turn, Tuesday night Gracia started throwing up, and Wednesday night Jkaile started throwing up. By that time, Jojo was well enough to help Jkaile...which is when I snapped this sweet, sweet picture! Okay, well, yeah, it's a little gross, but isn't it just so sweet how Jojo is helping his little brother?! And okay, yes, what kind of a Mom takes pictures at a time like this, but hey, Jojo had it all under control...what you don't see is me throwing the camera down and joining them there on the floor...

On Friday morning, Miguel and JD both woke up sick and I began throwing up Friday night. What a miserable, miserable week that was! :( But God gives grace...we just canceled all family appointments and events (including a birthday party, a bridal shower, and a baby shower) although Miguel did go to work the representation table at a missions conference even though he wasn't feeling the greatest.

The kids missed most of the week of school, which happened to be testing week, but they were able to make that up this last week. I think the most disappointing thing, though, was not to be able to hang out with some good friends who were in town so their kids could take the testing, too. We did get a good talk in on the phone, but that's not the same as hanging out over a meal and watching our kids enjoy each other. :( Oh well, maybe next time...

It took us another week to get over that flu as we dealt with the hangers-on of fatigue, upset tummies, and diarrhea. Ugh! This week, though, we are mostly back to normal, although tired from being a bit busier than usual...I've been trying to dig out from under the enormous pile of winter/too small clothes that has taken on epic proportions in the younger kids' room (quite embarrassing for guests to catch a glimpse of on their way to the bathroom and my kids can NOT seem to keep the door shut!). Not to mention the dust bunnies, or as a friend puts it "dust llamas" accumulating everywhere at incredible rates..Miguel swept out quite a pile from under and around the bed in our room this morning! With the dry and dusty condition of this desert region, things deteriorate about 10 times faster than back home!

So okay, back to work sorting out clothes...which to put away for next year, which to get rid of (we're considering putting on a garage sale!), which to keep...decisions, decisions, decisions. Not my favorite thing to do when I would prefer to veg...

3 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh, Becky, I love you. I sat here giggling out loud that you took pictures of Gugi throwing up, and JoJo helping! Too funny, but glad you weren't having to catch EVERYONE'S barf! Glad you're all feeling better!

Ellie said...

It is an adorable picture, and yeah, he's got it all under control! Pat yourself on the back for raising such kind kids and tell yourself that he will be an AWESOME dad if he can deal with throw-up!

Glad you are on the mend!

Becky Aguirre said...

Carrie...glad you know me well enough to laugh about it! lol The rest of the barfing wasn't so neat and tidy...we had to wash quite a few sheets. :p ew. Glad Miguel is like Mr. Iron Stomach-Man.

Ellie, thanks! Jojo has always shown a real empathetic heart. Micah, too, but he has a sensitive stomach and tends to run away gagging whenever anyone so much as looks like they might throw up! :o Poor guy...I'm glad we're feeling better, too! And I got all the kids' summer clothes arranged and the winter stuff stored in bags and put away (okay, yeah, they are behind the couch, but don't tell anyone!).