Friday, May 29, 2009

"Look Papa, It's Bella's Hoo-Haw Hoo"

Get your mind out of the gutter! This was Bella's interpretation of: "Look Papa, It's Bella's HOOLA HOOP" :-) She certainly has a way with words sometimes. This one, though, was one of her more hysterical ones. Papa couldn't wait to tell me, as it totally cracked him up.

Now, this post may have started on a humorous note, but, it has been one helluva week, indeed!
We returned form vacation last wed night, and the very next day....Papa and Bella were sick. Me? Well, it took a few more days, but I was targeted as well. NURSE-MAID MODE kicked in.

Kicked in? more like MANDATED! It seems when anyone is sick in our home, I am the one who takes over. The calm one. The one with the mind to nurture...Gets the meds ready, calls the doctors, warms/or cools the home, depending on the illness...(and the doctors advice)...and this time was no exception. In fact, it felt more like we were quarantined!

Honestly, Overwhelmed is a good word. But, in defense of everyone involved, I take over because I HAVE to. I feel like I am the only one who can make it better. Stupid I know, but hey, I grew up in a large family, and my mind tells me the worst scenarios can be avoided. And my mind, yeah, it works like that, I think the worst can happen and I prep for it. I may not handle it in a calm manner, but crappers, I do what I can. God forbid anyone stands in my way when my family is ill.

It is truly more of a self preservation method. I don't wanna get sick...if I do who takes care of everyone else?

My partner, sick as he can be, will offer to get up every three hours to give Bella her Motrin and Tylenol (alternating of course)...but I always do it, and I do mean always, so no. "You need to get yourself better, so I can have a break"...That never happens. I need to be in control I guess. I am a stay at home dad, I have the time to read, research and get the answers needed to get better. I have that knowledger....I like to think. ARRRGH! It doesn't always work that way...but hey, it is MY WAY DAMNIT! LOL (kidding) sort of!

Bella has been feverish, with a cough, for almost a and on, the fever issue always makes me nervous. DAMN nervous!

As of this posting, (9am-ish) she is still sleeping. I feel, since she woke up every three hours last night, and the night before, she can sleep as long as she wants.

Now, if only I could get some sleep...maybe a vacation from our vacation?

SIGH! - Happy Fatherhood Friday Everyone!

7 BellaBuddies left comments! Ya know ya wanna!!:

Andrew's Daddies said...

Sending positive vibes for a quick rebound for our bella

~Just me again~ said...

Hope they're all feeling better soon. Then maybe you can have a break.

Sweet picture, shes gorgeous!

Otter Thomas said...

I hope they get better soon.

surprised mom said...

I hope all of you are feeling better soon! There's nothing like having to take a vacation from your vacation to recover from illness. Kind of dampens the original vacation. Everytime I see the photo of your daughter, I smile. I hate to think of that cute little girl have to battle illness. Good luck to all of you.

WeaselMomma said...

I hope that everyone feels better soon. If it's been a week with fever for Bella, I'd call the doctor back.

Jason said...

Get well kids. I totally understand about the doing it my way though, let's face it, you were NOT kidding lol. Hopefully you can get some rest soon.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Hope everyone is better by now and that you don't get sick.

I found your blog via mommy with a penis via LA moms blog.

Bella is GORGEOUS!

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