Sunday, November 28, 2010

Glimpse of Motherhood

This weekend I got a glimpse of motherhood. We watched my sister Jana's kids all weekend. They came over on Friday and we took them back this afternoon. It was a lot of fun. She has four kids aging from 9 years old to 18 months. They all were really good. So let me explain why this experience gave me a glimpse of motherhood. So they came over Friday afernoon and we had a pizza party that night. Then it was bedtime. Tatum has been a stinker when it comes to sleeping and this night was no different. She wanted to be held to sleep so I ended up down on the couch holding her all night so she would sleep. Well morning came and Cameron went off to work and I was doing Anneka's hair and she asked to go to the bathroom but before she made it to the toilet she started throwing up. No warning or anything. I felt so bad for her. She is such an angel and felt so bad about making the bathroom a mess. She apologized all weekend about it. Anyway I got that all cleaned up and then a little bit later Tatum rolled down the stairs. She didn't get hurt, it just scared her. Then that night Corbin said his stomach hurt. Well I didn't know if it was true or he just didn't want to eat because Anneka wasn't eating and he kept playing and jumping around. Well I was wrong. At 2:00 am Corbin woke up throwing up. The three older kids were all sleeping on the air mattress together, so it woke everyone up. Anneka and Griffin were scared so Cameron took them downstairs while I helped Corbin get cleaned up. After getting everything cleaned up we went back to sleep. Luckily Tatum stayed asleep through it all even when we had to turn the lights on. When I got back in bed I just started laughing. It was so funny to me everything that had happened and that we were up at 2 in the morning cleaning up puke. By the time we took them home they were feeling better but not 100%. Hopefully they will be all the way better tomorrow and hopefully Tatum doesn't get sick.
Anyway, I know that was long but it was a fun and eventful weekend I wanted to share. I am so thankful my sisters live close with their kids so that we can see them all the time. It was fun to spend the weekend with them. I am also very grateful that I am able to go up and help my other sister Katie with her little one Bridger and see all her kids weekly. He is so cute and fun to snuggle. Being able to help my sisters with their kids makes me more excited to be a mom someday. It makes my desire to be a mom even stronger. Hopefully some day soon it will happen. Also, it makes me excited for Cameron to be a dad someday. He is so cute will all of our nieces and nephews and they love him so much!!!


The DeGiulio's

You really did get a glimpse of motherhood. You guys will be great parents. I hope it happens soon!


Oh my gosh. I can't believe that all happened! I'm glad that you survived and I agree you will both be awesome parents hopefully soon!!


You two seriously are the best! Thanks for taking our monkeys and for keeping them when they all got sick! We love you guys so much! You will be the best parents ever! :)

Chels and Zach

Its true there have been many nights that we have been up in the middle of the night cleaning up poop and baby throw up! At least you were laughing because there have been so many nights I get so frustrated! You guys are going to be the best parents ever!!!

Christy Smith

Wow -- what a night! Just know EVERY night isn't like that as mom. :) (Even though Megan came in my room 5 times last night for the silliest reasons) I'm sure you handled everything great and that the kids still had a great time! You're so awesome to do that for them!

The Jensen Family

Good for you! Everytime my kids stay over at my sisters, they end up sick. It must just be a sister thing. Sisters are the best!

The Anderson's

The fact that you survived all of that and STILL want to be parents definitely says something! Your sisters are lucky to have such a fun aunt like you:) And yes I agree with everyone that you will be amazing parents someday!!

Brooke and Ben

Hilarious! Oh man. The life. I want to see you again. Is your holiday season crazy? You are the best aunt.


What a great weekend!

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