Thursday, August 30, 2012

A snake in a bedroom, a bully of a momma and one very sick kid

I think that pretty much sums it up.

 We pretty much started off the week on the wrong foot by finding a snake in my son's room.
 You read that right.
An honest to goodness, slithering, snake.
 I was on the mad dash to pick the crap up off of his floor and 
the snake was buried in a pile of dirty, stinky t-shirts from football practice. 

I dropped the shirts and the snake and called Vance.
This is where i tell you that i did NOT scream.
Oh no.
Because i have been through this before with this child.
He has some odd fascination with these things and this is now 
the second one i have found in his room.

He says he didn't bring this one in like he did the other one.
I wonder.
I think he likes giving his momma a heart attack.
Right now, all the men in my family swear it must have crawled into one of the shoes we left on the stoop and we carried it in unknowingly.
I went to bed wondering where the snake brothers and sisters were.

Same child had a bout with allergies a few days later.
Or so i thought.
So....being the
i tell him to buck up.
Stop whining.
Good grief, you act like you're on the only one on the planet who ever had allergies.
When i see you at football practice I don't want to see any wimpering.
You made a commitment, you're GOING to practice.
of course. He spikes a fever of 102 and it turns out he really was sick.

You know what's ironic is I was just telling someone that His grace
steps in to cover us 
when we need it.
Yea, kind of needing it today
because this Worst Mother Ever shirt is feeling a little snug.



  1. Snakes...I may not be coming to sleepover at your house now, but I hope your baby is better soon.

  2. I hope he is feeling better. I was practically voted "mom of the year" this summer when I made my son go to camp on a day his stomach was bothering him. I thought he just didn't want to go that day. It ended up there was a stomach virus going around and I had to pick the poor kid up later that day because he really was sick. It's so hard to be a mom sometimes!
    Take care! - Shelley

  3. Oh, I've worn that same t-shirt when my daughter was little. She threw up before school but felt better afterward and I had important stuff to do at work so took her to school. Got a call to come pick her up a couple of hours later. Glad she never had a snake in her room!

  4. Have you really not blogged since August? I got your comment and am missing you! Are you over the whole blogging thing?