We're Alive; It Was a False Alarm

Becky had a soccer game Saturday but woke up with killer stomach pains. Thankfully she was feeling well enough to play by the time the game rolled around. They lost. Micah needed a diaper change at the field and that effectively stunk up the van for the day. He was obviously not feeling so well himself.

I came home and conjured up some serious stomach cramps of my own. And Micah filled his diaper again. Things were not looking good at our place. Seeing as how we have the giardia thing going on, I could have freaked out over the stomach cramps and diarrhea, but I chose to live the last few minutes of my life happily instead. I gardened.

Because it was just a very short lived version of the harmless stomach flu, we all survived the weekend with nothing more than an unscheduled trip or two to the bathroom. I'm so relieved. (Can you hear the sarcasm dripping from my voice?)

Just as I was finishing up the garden work (for the day), the boys accidentally let the ponies out. Because I know from experience that the ponies will literally run circles around you while you pass out from sheer exhaustion, I figured I'd let the boys do the running and when the ponies are done playing with them I'd go help. Miraculously the boys managed to catch the beasties all by themselves. Micah wanted to go help and I was kept busy trying to keep him out of sight of the passersby on the road. He was attempting to swim just minutes earlier (in 50 degree weather, mind you) and was in his typical swimming gear. He did don water boots for the round up though. I was unsuccessful in keeping him completely hidden. Just as I turned my back he ran through the yard and a passing motorist felt the need to slow and stare.

I do have good news to report. The first attempt that Micah made at swimming was with swim trunks. He donned them all by himself. I was so proud of him. Not proud enough to allow him into the water, though. I'm a mean mom like that.

9 comments:

Trannyhead said...

You haven't eaten at your favorite Chinese place, lately, have you? *snort* Glad you've all recovered.

Karen Deborah said...

Your not mean and some stool O&P is not out of the question since your water may be contaminated. Not to be the bearer of bad tidings but it happened to me. I got giardia from the water supply where I lived.

Life would not be nearly as interesting without your resident streaker.

Flea said...

Sounds like you've had a fantastic weekend. :)

the planet of janet said...

whew. at least it's not swine flu ;-)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Wow, great times at the RP house! I am out of the loop-- giardia? I have to find out, the kids can get their own lunches and get off to school....

Karen said...

Stomach anything.......Ugggghhhhhhh! I am happy to hear you are all feeling better today.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

You didn't get Mexican pigs from that doctor guy did you???

Viv said...

I hate tummy bugs the absolute worst. I am so sorry, I hope you are all feeling better.

Michelle said...

Heh -- someone's having fun messing with you, aren't they?

Kudos to Micah for wearing the trunks. Even though he has a mean and heartless mommy.