Monday, March 26, 2007
That Other Shoe?
It dropped. On me....and Jeremy. At the same time. There was nobody well enough to care for the children. The last twenty four hours are a fog. I have strange memories of guiding Simeon to take care of the others. I remember asking him to make dinner. He made the only meal he knows how--breakfast. I think they even had ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Then he cleaned up as best he could.
I remember Simeon bringing everyone's pajamas downstairs and I remember slowly giving him instructions on how to change diapers. I remember Zachary thinking this was great fun. Nicholas did not think this was fun. I remember my husband heroically getting up to change Nicholas.
I remember a cob web on a ceiling downstairs and a child bringing me crayons. I remember little boys giggling in their beds-- though I don't know who put them there. I remember wondering how they had the energy.
This morning the house is a mess and we are very weak, but better able to care for the children. I am amazed at how well they handled the situation. Thank you to everyone who suggested we eat a bland diet for a while. It certainly helped me and I am glad to have what I need in the house today. Oh, and thank you Clorox for this stuff.