Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Learning Experience

Note to self: When at the park, please remember that a solid hour on the swing for Sara is equivalent to being at sea in a small boat in a storm without any Dramamine.

It would be best to cut her off at a half-hour.

Also, please remember to refill the baby wipes container in the car and wash her clothes tomorrow.

That is all.



Blogger CarpeDM said...

Oh dear. Poor Sara. Poor Diana.

See this is one of the reasons why I don't have children. I have enough problems dealing with Eddy when he binges and purges (my cat is bulemic. How sad is that?).

Did she have fun at least?

7:55 AM  
Blogger Babs said...

I didn't ride a bus that got hit by a deer yesterday.

However, The Beast DID hurl on my foot (blech) last night.

If this is anything like the deer thing....

8:23 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Dana- Pets count as kids, at least in my book. Eddy puts you through of plenty of parental stuff, he just doesn't make you Mother's Day stuff out of cotton balls and macaroni.

Babs- You're alive and so far un-deer assaulted! So very relieved! Heh. Barf on the foot. Charles did that to me once. Fortunately for him, it was after we were married. He learned not to mix five types of alcohol in one night. I learned not to get too close to him during such a time. Why must dogs and cats puke so much? Why must it always be on carpet (or feet) and not flooring? Guess Jamie is up for some vomit in her life, if this IS like the deer thing....

8:43 AM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

Diana, Anthropologist cum Vet Wannabe at your service: cats regurgitate furballs, which are BAD BAD bezoars (unlike the good ones, see?). Dogs eat herbs so they can purge.

*Korean Accent* Please acquire a copy of most amazing book by Cindy Engel, Wild health:*/Korean Accent**Actually can NOT imitate Korean Accent* It is really brilliant and a mind opener, i knew abt a few but not abt so many animals self-medicating effectively, from sodium inbalance to hangovers.

Also, you might want to come whale-watching w me. Oh, the waves! Oh, the gut! Oh, the inward vomit, much like a possum or a horse (I son't do vomit well).

9:13 AM  
Blogger Cagey said...

haha - you have no excuse - you are an "experienced" Mom. :-) A friend of my sister's has a 3 month old -- the other day, right after she had fed and changed him, she thought she would just "pop out" for a bit without a diaper bag. Talk about learning hard way!

9:47 AM  
Blogger moegirl said...

Another thing to watch for is spinning. Allie used to dance and spin, spin, spin...and then stop, turn green and hurl. She did learn on that one, she only spun to the point of puking twice.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Kate W. said...

So sorry to have a laugh at your expense but...teeheehee. With the last couple of weeks I have had,I keep wondering who has the voo-doo doll that looks exactly like me!:) Sounds like someone has one for you too! What a week! Stay in the house, pull down the shades, don't answer the phone or door and no running with sissors. :)

2:23 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

YIKES! Bad swing, bad swing! Squeaker loves to swing, and would happily swing for hours on end if one of us was enough of a sucker to push her. Thankfully, however, she also likes the slide. Not so thankfully, she likes sandboxes too, which around here are usually littered with garbage and rate high on my watch-out-for-dangerous-crap-o-meter.
Uh-oh. Gotta run, gonna be late for class.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I will not violate the daughter/father sacred trust and discuss your history of "reverse swallowing". Now, who's your buddy?


4:02 PM  
Blogger Rozanne said...

Can I just say that you deserve some sort of medal for keeping a swing in motion for a whole hour and also, of course, for your vomit-coping skills.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Johnny- So Emma-the-evil-dog is eating that grass so she CAN purge, not that eating all that grass MAKES her purge? Our dearly departed cat, Booger, rarely "coughed up" hairballs but would vomit her food about once a month for the 13 years of her life, once in my hair in the middle of the night. The book sounds great. I will look for it.

Cagey- Talk about your rookie mistakes! I felt like such a loser of a mom. None of the other mothers would look me in the eye as I cleaned up the mess. Sigh. Leaving the house without the diaper bag I have never done, to this day. Talk about asking for disaster!

Stace- Spinning. Check. At least she learned quickly...

Kate W- Hello! I am sorry you have had such a wretched time of things. Mine are nothing to yours, honey. Here's hoping things look up for you soon. You deserve some good, hell, you deserve a solid year of nothing but good at this point.

Teri- Both mine are swing junkies. We have TWO sandboxes at our place, one that we moved and one that was from the previous owners. Both are full of clean sand and clean bugs but no cat shit, used syringes, or other refuse. Just so you know, if you are ever in the 'hood.

Dad- Um, thanks. I appreciate that. Really and truly.

Rozanne- Hey, it is much easier to stand and push a swing than it is to run around after them, ducking around the jungle gym and hold them up on the monkey bars. I was also designated "swing pusher" for the other kids who needed a push, whose moms were doing chasing duty. That's how I got sucked in. My own laziness.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Gerah said...

Kidbarf. Nice.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Gerah- Caught most of it in my bare hands, too! Extra nice!

8:15 AM  

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