Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Today has been brought to you by...

1. Today has been brought to you by Children's Tylenol.

John Paul and Joseph woke up horribly cranky today. I wasn't surprised--we'd been fighting a piddly spring cold/flu for a little while and it's now starting not to be so piddly any more. I'm pretty sure Joey has an ear infection, but thankfully the Tylenol really seems to help with the pain and crankiness. John Paul, being the little drug seeker that he is, really wanted to join Joey in the 'sick' category. Now, I am not nearly as savvy as John Paul--he has shown on more than one occasion that he is very capable of outwitting me. So I faced a conundrum. Do I give him the medicine and meet his drug seeking tendencies, or deny him the medicine and possibly have him endure some real discomfort? (This option would also produce some real discomfort for this Mommy.) So I left it to Pete, who of course, decided to go with giving him the medicine, like any good husband should. So we are in a productive and happy drug induced place. :)

2. Today has been brought to you by Folger's Coffee.

Not specifically Folger's, actually. We're trying our tastebuds at the WalMart brand, and it's proving itself to be severely lacking--even for me, and I put enough cream and sugar in mine to singlehandedly support the dairy and sugar cane industry. (I'm new to coffee and kind of feel like a poser.) But today I sucked it up and had two and a half cups because last night, I was surrounded by my three loving, loving children who all had the same intense desire to be as close to me as humanly possible. They wanted nothing to do with Pete, who was actually alert enough to care for them. He found himself exiled from the bed by shouts of "No! I want Mama!" Of course, it ended up being a blessing in disguise because I was able to feel that Joey's temperature was reaching epic proportions (over 102 under his arm!) and we could deal with that before he got inconsolable. So hooray for coffee after a long night!

3. Today has been brought to you by the letter O.

O is for Onion rings, which we had for lunch today. Only I don't call them Onion Rings, because someone who shall remain nameless thinks that he doesn't "wike" onions. So they are Os. And I even put the ketchup in the shape of an O. Because I'm awesome. And that's what awesome Mommys do. Except maybe the fact that I viewed onion rings and ketchup as a complete lunch makes me a bit less awesome. Oh well, you do what you can! ;)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post!!! Actually onion rings and ketchup isn't so bad in my book. You have two different kinds of vegetables (unless you want to be picky and call the tomato a fruit). Anytime we can get vegetables down the boys, we call it success! And "John Paul, being the little drug seeker that he is, really wanted to join Joey in the 'sick' category." Boy, does he sound like Blaise. He "needs" Tylenol every time Isaac gets it. "Mommy, my tummy hurts. I need Nana (Tylenol)" was his reasoning. At least now, he thinks vitamins take care of tummy aches. I'm ok with that one.