The day started out ever so lovely. A Badger brunch at my sister-in-law Whitney's house. Love seeing my nieces and nephews who I've missed dearly this last year. The food was amazing, as always. Above our dear Grandpa Badger.
Not so amazing coming back up....
Shortly after we left Whitney's Jonah told me twice that his tummy hurt, did I take him seriously? No, not til he started vomiting all over the place. I'll believe him next time. Luckily, I had one of LuLu's blankies handy which took the brunt of it but it was still what I'll call Mothers Day Disaster of 2010. We pulled over to handle the situation then flipped a U and headed straight home cancelling the rest of the days celebrations.
Casualties: new carseat, my car interior, his clothes, Londons blankie, the pleasent smell that use to reside in my vehicle. This is when leather seats would come in handy.
Good thing we always travel with Clorox wipes which served 2 purposes- the wipes for cleaning up and the empty container for a barf bucket for the drive home.
We were almost home when Jonah warned me he needed to poop. I begged him to wait a few more blocks, "squeeze your cheeks" I said, we were almost home. "Too late" was his reply. We hurried and pulled over to a Blockbuster to borrow their bathroom and finish the job right. We returned to the car with him wrapped in paper towels- for modesty of course. Poor child, we all laughed with him/at him. So glad I had my camerra today.
The ride home....nothing but a paper towell and a seat belt to cover up with. So glad we weren't pulled over for any reason. Wouldn't have wanted to explain to the officer why we have a nakey- without clothes or a carseat.
Of course it was a Happy Mothers day because I was with my family. I am lucky to have 2 wonderful children. This day didn't pass without much thinking of our donor Ashley and her SWEET Mum and family. Their first Mothers Day not together. Camie without her firstborn by her side.
A day most of us celebrate and reflect on the joys of being a Mother, many suffer and feel their deepest sorrow about not having been able to have children of their own, feel the void of a child that has passed away or miss their own MuM's that are no longer with them. I am LUCKY our donor family decided to be a donor family and that this Mothers Day I wasn't without my beautiful, perfect, tough-as-nails London.
Love you MoM, Love you Cindy, Love you Grandmas of mine, Love you CAMIE, Love you Laura, Carol, Rob, April, Anna, MJ and all the other Mommas that treated me like their own growing up. Love you Jonah, Love you LuLu-thank you for making me a MOM.
Must mention another highlight of this day...seeing a cute OLD man riding a bike and smoking a pipe. Don't see that everyday. Laughs.