Mothering multiple choice

Mothering multiple choice

It’s 2:30 in the morning, your 2-year-old daughter just woke up and only mommy can comfort her, your 13-week-old son just did a doozy in his diaper and wants to nurse, the wind is howling outside and the dogs are barking downstairs because of the wind.

What do you do? Do you…

A) Wait for your husband to change your son, then nurse him while trying to cuddle your daughter at the same time;

B) Lie in bed thinking about how you *really* wish you were in the bathroom right about now because of (TMI) the intestinal flu you’ve had the past two days;

C) Brainstorm ideas for a new CafePress store;

D) Think, “I wonder how I can blog about this?”;

E) All of the above.

If you guessed “E) All of the above,” you are right! Your prize is … hmmm, well, there is no prize, other than getting to chuckle to yourself thinking about me in that situation last night.

Around 3:15 a.m., after both kids had fallen back to sleep, I finally got up to go to the bathroom, then snuck downstairs and let the dogs out, drank some Recharge, came back upstairs and checked out Kellymom to look up diarrhea meds that are safe to take while breastfeeding, and jotted down the store/t-shirt ideas I came up with.

Pretty productive for being half asleep, no? Maybe my kids should wake me up in the middle of the night more often. ;)


  1. I have had many nights like that myself. Sometimes it feels like I am more productive in the middle of the night than the day. Hope you feel better soon.:-)

  2. This is positively hilarious. Sorry to say I could never be that productive at night. Can’t wait to see the results of your ideas! :)

  3. Isn’t it the worst being sick with kids? And I used to complain when I was sick sans kids, with all that time to sleep, people bringing you food, the attention. What was I thinking?

    Funny post. I’m sure your kids will accommodate your desire to be up half the night in the future.

  4. Oooo, get better soon. It stinks to be sick. Mamas aren’t supposed to get sick, right?

  5. oh boy… hope you’re feeling better intestinally soon!

  6. I’m glad you can keep such a positive spin on the whole episode :) And I hope all of you are feeling better and well-rested!

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