Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's almost bedtime and only one of us is falling asleep...

The picture we were going to originally post has me holding my head and looking extremely haggard, but we opted against it.  Evelyn would have been horrified.  She's already teetering between if I will be a cool Mom or will I embarrass her in public.  Probably the latter, since I no longer care what I look like. I just want to sleep.  

It's been three nights and two and a half days.  Catching Jose's vomit was just the beginning.  Evelyn's slight cough turned into a full-blown one.  Poor thing had a very rough first night.  Along with a host of other unpleasant symptoms, she, like her brother, vomited.  But at least her vomit made it into the toilet bowl.  We were up all night with her. The next morning, it was off to the pharmacy for lots of children's medicine. Then we spent  most of the next two days in the apartment/suite.    During this time, one of the toilets got clogged and we tried unsuccessfully for two days to get help to get it unclogged.  At one point, I changed over from spanish to english and asked for a plunger. Twenty minutes later, someone from housekeeping brought us up a plancher (iron).

Not a happy start, but the toilet is now fixed and the children's medicine saved us, especially the nightime medicine.  It's working right now.  Tomorrow, we'll find out when we see the social worker and try again to get  our new family into a routine.  Off to sleep we go! 


  1. Love the picture.. Looks like Evelyn is behaving like a normal 8 year old. My oldest grand-daughter Zoie (10 years old) had been winning awards at school for a number of years now. Most of the time she just brings them home and tells her mom. Sometimes if it's a really big one she tells Jolene ahead of time and also asks Jolene to please, please, please do NOT come to the awards ceremony. LOL, kids !!!!

  2. So sorry for the rough few days, but those will pass. I do love the pic of Stacey falling asleep while Jose is still ready for action. I used to fall asleep routinely while reading goodnight stories!

    Early Happy Birthday to Scott!

  3. Can't wait to see you all. You guys did get off to a bumpy start. We had a family-style stomach flu episode at month 6 of being together. Alll of us vomiting except Rick, who was caretaker. In my feeble state I had the wherewithal to think " I'm so glad these kids don't get sick a lot and the first time was after 6 months". You guys got the "trial by fire" version and it will get better!! Meanwhile, you are forgingemories and bonds, because it's all good- it's all being a family.