Friday, March 28, 2008

Selfish Mommy

Why is it that when my child gets sick I fully expect the world to come to a screeching halt? I'm not joking. I fully expect for traffic to part on the way to the doctor's, the waiting line at the pharmacy to be non-existant and for every item I need at the store to be in stock and magically re-arranged to be close to one another (so I don't have to run the complete length of the store with a miserable and, understandably, whiny child).

This from the mother who is constantly reminding her son that "we all have to wait our turn" when we're in traffic or waiting at the cash register, etc.

I know. How incredibly selfish and irrational of me to expect things to come to a halt when my kid is feeling more gross than the slime on a toad's butt....which, coincidentally, is what looks to be flowing in copious ammounts from his nasal cavaties. (Ew.) So after a short examination by the doc, who went out of his way to put the Bubs at ease, we found out that he has a severe sinus infection and an ear infection. Poor kid.

We spent the remainder of the day on the couch in the living room watching the Bee Movie that, yes, I had bought earlier as a blatant attempt to keep him distracted. It worked. He even managed to giggle a couple of times. It's unusual for him to be so still and quiet, even when he's sick, so I was delighted to hear his little boy giggles.

Selfish Mommy I may have morphed into, but I would have done anything to hear that sweet sound from my Bubs.

5 comments:

boondockramblings said...

I hope the Bubs feels better soon!

I know how it is to hope they laugh again soon. I'm that way with Jonathan!

Also, took that comment off my blog. I didn't want to cause your mom's conniption. Let someone else do it. :-) Don't know who, just as long as it isn't me!

Summer in FL said...

Oh no -- I hope he's feeling better soon.

Anna K. said...

Thanks for the well wishes. The Bubs is feeling a bit better. Much to his chagrin, he isn't up to venturing out of the house, though. He's going crazy trying to talk me into going to see Ammah, Poppi and Aunt Dianne. I can't blame him.....

Joanna said...

"slime on a toads butt"... that's funny! Hope he feels better and the slime scrams.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, we're all selfish mommies -- kinda funny how that works. Hope the little bub is feeling better soon!!!