I'm tired. This week has kicked my butt.
On Monday evening, Taylor wasn't feeling so hot. We had just finished dinner and the girls wanted to go outside and play. I went out with them to do a little yard work between swing pushes. Taylor started moaning and rubbing her tummy. I asked her if she was going to throw up... no. I asked her if she had to go poop... no. Touched her head... cool. She's fine, just ate too much, right? She climbs to the top of the slide. I have my back to her as I am cursing the squirrels and/or bunnies for yet another half eaten tomato, when suddenly Jaden screams. I turn around and am flashing back to the days of chillin' on the couch at Mom and Dad's watching Double Dare. Taylor diarrhea'd down the slide! I scoop her up and tell her to STAND STILL and don't touch the poop! I run inside, lay a diaper pad down, and start running a bath. I go outside and Mike is swatting flies away (why do flies like to eat poop??) Taylor is upset and feeling a little crappy (hehe!) I get her all cleaned up and back outside we go! Now, what on earth do I do with poopy pants? Teach those darned squirrels a lesson, that's what! This is where it gets a little disgusting. I sprayed her pants out right by my tomato plants because guess what Taylor had for dinner the night before... CORN. Enjoy, my furry friends! Bwahhaahhhahha (evil laugh)!
Well, apparently T had a little virus. She was acting fine the next morning but didn't eat much of her breakfast. Around noon, the babysitter called me. Taylor was having "loose stools" again and wasn't feeling well. I went to get the poor baby. After her nap, she seemed to feel a little better.
Jaden: "My tummy hurts."
Wednesday morning, I head to Walgreen's to pick up some children's Pepto. Obviously Jaden wouldn't take it and Taylor cried because she wanted more. No fevers + no throwing up = to the sitters. Guess what? They were fine! No yucky reports for the day when Mike picked them up!
I went to Michigan for a little shopping trip with my mom that day. I was literally two minutes away from home and Mike calls me, "You should probably go a different way because there is water coming up out of the street and kids (not ours) are playing in it." I detoured around the block because the police had already taped off the water and were actually standing guard. The girls had already eaten supper and were ready for bed. We got them down and I went to make dinner for Mike and myself. Spaghetti. Small problem... the water had been turned off. We called 311 and we were told, "There is a water main break on your street and because the children in the neighborhood were playing in the water, it needed to be turned off. We wouldn't want a child to slip and be run over by a vehicle or drown." So basically because parents have no control over their kids (or just don't care) we don't have water... nice. They estimated that the water would be turned back on around 1:30 a.m. We opt for Pizza Hut take-out.
After dinner and a little Big Brother, the storms start up. It is pouring down rain and really windy. All of a sudden, darkness. The power went out. J cries because the storms woke her up and she is scared. It was really bad out. We were tempted to go down to the basement, but I didn't want to wake Taylor up if it wasn't necessary. So, Mike sat with Jaden and we both watched outside and listened for a tornado siren. Eventually, the storm passed. We called the electric company and they guessed that power would be restored around 2:30 a.m.
No water. No power. Nice.
Everything was back to normal the next morning! The shower spit some yellow water at first, but then it was ok! After work, we came home and had spaghetti. Mike's mom was on her way over so we could go to a meeting at J's preschool. I went to do dishes and again, no water. Luckily, it was turned on by the time we got home so the girls could get a bath.
It's been a tiring week.
BUT, I did get some good news! Disney Family Fun saw my post on the Hit The Road badge and loved our road map idea! They want to feature it in their next issue along with a picture of my girls! You all will have to go out and buy the October issue when it comes out so you can see these cuties:
Way to go, girls!