Spin Cycle

I am writing this while sitting in my kitchen, waiting for the washing machine to finish what has turned out to be the fifth unplanned load of laundry for the day.

I have many posts I would like to write, about the end of the last year and the beginning of this one, but at the moment I am stuck on this:

P. has three winter-weight sleep sacks and three crib sheets.

I tried to go to bed over an hour ago (as Q. and I have resolved to go to bed earlier which, by our already early standards, means in bed with the lights out well before 10 p.m.).

P. had vomited all over two sleep sacks and two crib sheets by 10:15 p.m., bringing her total number of vomits in the last eighteen hours to nine.

Since the odds of the final set remaining pristine for the rest of the night are not particularly promising, I am now waiting for the laundry to finish so I can transfer it to the dryer and then go, again, to bed, knowing that when I am woken up, again, by the despondent whimpers of my daughter, I can stumble back downstairs and pull them out of the dryer and get her clean and warm and dry, again.

I feel like so much of the time I have things I would like to write about, but the chaos of my current life intervenes, albeit not usually in as spectacularly messy a fashion as has happened today. But the general pattern holds true.


Filed under Butter scraped over too much bread (a.k.a. modern motherhood), P.- the second year, The Sick

3 responses to “Spin Cycle

  1. Oh poor P and poor you! Crank up the heat for the night, and cycle through your lighter-weight sleep sacks? With a towel down over the sheets? Spud has six crib sheets but only one winter-weight sleep sack and I live in dread of this kind of thing happening. I’ve tried to buy another off a mom online for three weeks now, but various plagues have intervened. It is a tough time of year. Sending hugs and restful sleep!

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  3. Awww, poor little P. (and, yes, poor you!)!! I hope the bug has passed by now and that you are both sleeping better!

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