Just when you thought it was safe

Now Tornado S has a fever.  And Tornado A has colic.  And Tornado E . . . well, he’s just Tornado E.  And Tornado S is having problems remembering to get to the potty, peeing all over my mom’s family room.  All.  Over.  The.  Floor.  Like a finger painting.  And Tornado A cries so long that I actually run out of songs to sing as I pace him.  And Tornado E . . . um, he’s loving doing his workbook, insisting on doing seven pages.  And . . . ok, I actually think this isn’t that bad.  I could rant about The Husband, but I’m sure that’ll bore the few readers I have.  I could rant about where my readers went, but since I can’t comment on everyone’s post lately, I’ll assume they can’t comment on mine or my stats are off.  I could rant about my health insurance company, but I don’t have the time.  But that day will becoming.  Bastards.  And believe me, I’ll name names.  And my mom is asking me to find a pickle recipe from Martha Stewart.

13 Responses to “Just when you thought it was safe”

  1. Maranda Says:

    I read every post thank you very much 😉

  2. Lisa Says:

    I sooo look forward to your daily posts!! My oldest is 23, my youngest is 5 (“and a HALF”), and I completely, totally, absolutely enjoy reading about you and your children because I’VE BEEN THERE, and it’s so nice to be able to laugh out loud at experiences that I’ve had that you’re now lovingly laughingly living your way through. And I can’t WAIT to hear about the health insurance company….GRRRRR!

  3. Coco Says:

    Oh, Fae. Sweetie, bring yourself and the kids to my house.

  4. zeemaið Says:

    Oh man When it rains,it pours. I think the lack of comments has to do with the change at momblognetwork. My commenters are way down as well. For me the prob is I subscribed to a few blogs like yours via email and now I forget to go back and comment! I hope everyone feels better soon!

  5. Fie Upon This Quiet Life Says:

    Man… lots going on. I’m really sorry about the baby having colic. The one thing that keeps me sane is that our baby is mostly easy. Yeah, he still isn’t sleeping through the night most of the time, but he’s a hell-of-a-lot easier than my 4-year-old. Geez. Anyway, I am still reading and sending lots of hugs. As for the peeing – I really think that having a new baby around must make it hard for potty training. On both the mom and the kid. I know our eldest regressed big time in the last five months that baby has been around. But it goes in waves — gets better, then worse again. Right now, we’re in a good phase. Hope it lasts!!!

  6. itneverrainsinseattle Says:

    Our youngest (who just turned two) can’t fall asleep without someone (well, a parent) lying down next to him. Oh, and neither can our second youngest (who just turned five). Well, in his case, he needs someone in the same room, and not necessarily in the same bed. Oy, I hope we can get over *this* particular phase before too long. My soon-to-be-ex and I are already fretting over how sleep patterns are going to be disrupted and remade when we split up our household this summer.

    All by way of saying… hang in there! You rock! And your kids are durned fortunate to have you as their Mom!

  7. femspotter Says:

    Practice yoga…or at least, take a deep breath. 🙂 What do they say? This too shall pass?

  8. breaaire Says:

    It’s ok *giggle*… (sorry. Old memories coming back, that’s all) Just think of the emotional blackmail file you are piling up for these boys when they start dating… asking to use the car…. wanting to stay out all night… etc.

    I know, I know, blackmail is blackmail… but sometimes… it’s gold.

  9. Ink Says:


    Dear Fae’s Husband: Please give her a much-needed break this weekend. xoxo

  10. Gibby Says:

    I’m reading!!
    Oh Fae, I wish things were going a little more smoothly for you. Are you asking for help?? Do it!!!

  11. faemom Says:

    First off, I really wasn’t asking for any one to assuage my ego.
    Maranda~ Thank you!
    Lisa~ Thanks. And I really need to write about why I hate health insurance companies.
    Coco~ I’m on my way!
    zeemaid~ I read via tiny little screen on a Blackberry, so I don’t comment as much as I used to.
    FUTQL~ Remember it’s all a phase. I think being sick was what set Sean back. I’ve never seen him just pee without trying to get to the potty if he was naked. Now clothes on, he’ll totally pee.
    INRIS~ That must be stressful just thinking about sleeping arrangements after the divorce. Kids are so weird. Pssht.
    femspotter~ You’re right. Soon you too will learn it is all a phase.
    breaaire~ But doesn’t blackmail work so much better with pictures?
    Ink~ I would settle for some sand a kiddie pool so I can kick the little buggers out of the house once and a whle.
    Gibby~ Actually, last week my mom came over several times to watch boys while I got thngs done or showered. My baby brother even came over to entertain and cheer up sick boys.

  12. breaaire Says:

    Having sick kids is one of the most stressful, tiring times any parent can have. Specially when you have more than 1 sick at a time. Even if you have help of a spouse, you still worry about them, and don’t get well-rested because of it.

    But it’s worth it, when they start to feel better, and hug you and say “Thanks, Mommy… I feel better now”.

    And yes, blackmail works better with pictures… but you have a chronicle right here, in permanent pixels…. for nothing ever dies on the web… it just gets shoved into an archive somewhere like Indiana Jones’ treasures.

  13. faemom Says:

    Fame is fleeting but the Internet is forever. 😉
    Oh, God, I’m quoting kid cartoons now.

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