Thursday, January 08, 2009


I scheduled a sitter to come tonight for the first time since Blake moved late September. Had planned to get out and see a movie and just enjoy some time to myself. Yes, I know. I should have been doing this all along, but Blake has been home quite often.....I've had breaks....and so I haven't felt the need.

Our next scheduled visit is not until Valentine's Day, which will make it a full six weeks + single-motherhood stint for me, since he left December 28. Anticipating what could surely have been an messy mental breakdown, I'm playing offense and decided to allow myself a weekly outing child-free. There might even be wine involved. Because I am crazy like that.

So, I was feeling very proud of myself and looking forward to a warm and fuzzy evening with a bag of popcorn and Valkyrie ahead.....not a child in sight, tugging at my legs needing a cup or "cheese" or a train drawn on the Magna Doodle.

And, like clockwork, Lainey started throwing up this morning around 9:00am.

Babysitter canceled. I smell like vomit. Doing laundry and scrubbing floors instead.

Oh, my fabulous life.


Anonymous said...

Oh honey! NOO! So sorry...that sucks! Find out when the babysitter can come back and book it! I'm so with you sista on going to the movies ALONE!!! I love it!!!

starnes family said...

She's on a weekly schedule, starting next Tuesday, pending anyone else throwing up on me at that time.

And, yes. Totally dig the movies on my own.

michelle matthews said...

Oh no!!!! Was it a one time throw up or she sick? Poor baby girl and poor YOU! Ugh....that is disappointing.
I am impressed that you have a weekly sitter though! Way to go!

starnes family said...

Thanks, girls. It's the real deal. Several times since this morning.

Seriously! My luck.

The Soladay Family said...

Awww..and I was so happy for you getting to have some "Me" time tonight! The life of a mother....I am really glad you're going to start taking a night off on a regular basis...Poor, Mama and baby!

FROGGITY! said...

awwwwwww, shoot! ain't that just the way?? well. i can just say that you DEFINITELY deserve some you time. moms just NEED that. maybe you can do the movie after she gets better! hope your poor little one feels better very soon!!

The Rand's said...

That sucks, for you and Lainey! How is she doing now? And you? Counting down the days until next Tuesday?!?!? :)