Friday, June 06, 2008

Why can't they eat Poptarts?

There are some days, like today, that I wish I parented a little differently. When I brought home my first born I vowed to cook organic healthy meals and minimize his television exposure. Karma is not a friend of mine.

Today I am sick. Very intestinally sick, without sparing you the descriptive details, I am able to fill up standard size kid sand pails to the brim, sick. Oh vey. I am sick.

Why can't my children just eat a pop tart for breakfast? Seriously, I even purchased the Princess kind.

Why can't my kids jump up and down with excitement when I offer to throw in a movie? I even offered them candy hoping that would drag them inside.

Had I known that sometimes mothers get violently ill and need some rest I would have pushed the pop tarts and TV much sooner. You live and you learn. I will not make that mistake with my youngest. She already squeals "Yum, Yum, Yuuuummmm." When we open the freezer door. Yummy frozen treats.

Although, if my children spent the day with me in bed watching TV and snacking, I would have missed out on this. I would have missed this next milestone. Lola learning to pronounce SWIM. My sister will kill me. She is in love with Lola's mis-pronunciations of yellow, school, swim, and cool. Another bittersweet milestone.

Please excuse the fully dressed third child in the pool drinking water from the water gun container. I am sick, remember?

Video removed

88classy comments:

haniaski said...

OMG,Iam first!!!!!

duchess said...

Sorry you're feeling so bad. Hopefully it will be gone tomorrow.

Take care & stock up on those pop-tarts, the kids will still turn out ok.

Amy said...

I feel your pain. Me and my hubbs were in your place yesterday. Its awful. I wish you well very soon. Best of luck - I wish I could eat those Pop-Tarts! (not yesterday but today!)

Gayle said...

I am embarrassed to say that I got poptarts this week for the first time since... highschool. I just too lazy, and too hungry to care.

Lola is too cute for words in this video. She is such a little performer. I love Jay just riding around in circles, ha.

I do hope you're feeling better soon. Maybe you're getting some good bed rest/ reading time!

The Mom said...

Oh i'm so sorry, i've had intenstinal ills too...your poptarts are my cheetos!

Get well soon!

SCHWIMMING! ;)

Mr Lady said...

Well, know you know FOR YOUR NEXT KID! (Hahahahaha!)

allisonsays.com said...

Oh my gosh how cute is that!? Love it!

Hope you are feeling better by morning :( Being sick is not fun at all.

Becks said...

Oh goodness you have some cuuute kids!! I love that Lola mastered the word swimming! I checked out some of your other videos too. Could your littlest one be any cuter in her diaper and backpack giving you kisses??!! LOVED that Jay and Lola danced to Bnackstreet boys. That was just awesome!

Sorry you are sick and I hope you feel better asap. I know how crapola that can be when you have to take care of your kids!! Get better!

Blessings From Above said...

Lola is just too cute for words!

Being sick is no fun. But being sick while taking care of three kids? Ughhhh!

Hang in there, I hope you are feeling better soon.

momof3crazykids said...

Oh my, sick with kids at home, not good. Hope your feeling better soon!
Lola is so cute. Pop tarts every once in a while never killed anyone, I know. Did you know that Costco has some that are made with organic fruit and organic sugar? My kids actually like them better. They aren't as sweet though, but that's o.k.

beth said...

The baby in the background is the best part!

Feel better soon.

krissy said...

I'm sick too.....it sucks!


Good job Lola for saying swimming even though schwimming was much more adorable.

Get well soon!

Jill said...

First - your kids are TOO cute... love the mispronunciation of words.

Little munchkin in the pool - in clothes - drinking dirty water - yeah..... she has a twin right here. Dig that I'm not the only one... though I can't use sickness as an excuse...

Backyard - so nice. Super jealous.

Feel better soon!

zoeyjane said...

aw! i hope you feel better soon. spastic mommy moment: i thought you were talking about fifi at first, so i was instantly in 'OMG my kid doesn't talk well" land. *shakes her own head at herself*

Owlhaven said...

Feel better soon!!
Here from Velveteen....
Mary, mom to many

tricki_nicki said...

Oooo, fillin' the bucket? You poor girl. You're so good to let them play outside - and I'm sorry they won't stay in for you! Feel better!

Cecily R said...

Ugh. Feel better. SOON.

I always feel a little sad when my kids start saying things right...

But OH, she is adorable!!

carrie said...

Hope you feel better soon.

burp . . . that was MY poptart! :)

Krystyn said...

Oh, man! Feel better soon!

Might have to get some poptarts soon just in case!!

Happy Days said...

I was filling buckets last week! I so feel your pain. I hope you feel better fast! I hope they begin liking poptarts fast too!

Smart A$$ Mom said...

I feel for ya sister! Both the kids are in 'ignoring mom heaven' when I raise the bar for unlimited TV/PS2/Computer consumption and gross foods.

They can make a package of Toaster Strudels disappear unlike anything I have ever seen.

Stella said...

1) Feel better! I hate being sick with the kids all over me! IT SUUUUUCKS!

2) Love the video! She is such a cutie!!

3) The best part of the video, sorry Lola, Fifi in the background fully clothed playing totally unaware of anything else going on! LOVE THAT!

4) I expect you to be in NJ on October 26, 2008 waiting at the finish line for me! ;)

Lisa said...

I hope it is just a 24 hour bug....being a mama and being sick is the worst!!!

PS - Lola is just too stinking cute. I mean, really? All three of them are just perfect. You need to produce more children!!!

girlymom said...

What a sweetie! I can't believe it is actually warm enough by you to go Schwimming. It is finally warming up here, but it has been raining. I hope you feel better soon. Put your feet up and chill out.

THopgood said...

AW...I hope you feel better soon. Maybe you should have a pop-tart yourself...I hear they cure intestinal flus...;)

Indy said...

My kids don't eat as healthy as yours and they still won't eat poptarts. What gives? Never could have told me this before I had kids that you have to teach them to eat such unhealthy food. Let me know if you want to drop the kids off so you can rest. I'll take all 3.:)

Karen MEG said...

Ohmommy, poor you, get better soon.

I feed my kids anything they will eat in the morning; but they're not big on poptarts either!! Too sweet, apparently.

I would eat poptarts if I saw them in my cupboard (mind you, they seem to have icing on all of them now, not so when I was a kid)

That is the cutest vid, BTW. I LOVE the mispronunciations, but then as a mother I feel obligated to correct them too, so that they don't go through life mispronouncing everything. Not that they will, but I'm just paranoid that way.

Tracey said...

I'm sorry you're so sick!!! We always say that we wish the kids didn't have to be sick, and that we'd take it all upon ourselves if we could, but you know whaT? It is MUCH HARDER to parent when you're sick. It is MUCH EASIER to take care of a sick kid.

I'm just sayin.

Get some rest and I hope they glom onto those treats you're offering!

Jessica said...

Feel better! Bummer. My son will not eat a traditional pop-tart but he will eat the Pop-Tart "Go-Tarts"....more or less exact same thing but shaped into a bar. Bizarre no? It is like he doesn't know what to do with the regular rectangle one. Oh well. Enjoy the warm weather and tell hubby to come home early and care for the kiddos....it is friday!

moooooog35 said...

Hope you feel better.

Hopefully, you don't have what I had. I believe I left part of my lower intestine in the men's room one afternoon.

Also, please refrain from posting photos of said bucket-o-poo.

Thanks in advance.

Kimber said...

So sorry you are sick! I parent like you and it is SO hard to be sick when you are the Mommy! now, though....my kids do like movies and TV:0) i limit it but it sure comes in handy at times like these.

I hope you feel better soon.

Maybe you're pregnant;)? OH MOMMMY!

Kim

Jo said...

Poor Ohmommy. Hope you feel better soon!!

Life As I Know It said...

Hope you feel better soon.
I started my kids out all natural/organic too, which worked out great until my son got old enough to go to friends' houses and got a taste of what his friends were eating!

Karen said...

You're sick and you're still out there being the best mom ever! I am shamed. The last time I was sick I had to call my mom to come change Micah's diaper because I would have lost my stomach contents doing it.

GoMommy said...

Oh no! I think you filled your quota for sick back in "One Flu Over the Cuckoos Nest". I'm still having nightmares over that post!
Your girls are so stinking cute! I say, let them eat whatever they want while you curl up in a fetal position somewhere. We have all been there!

lattemommy said...

Oh, so sorry to hear you're sick. Yucky. You get all the credit for braving the outdoors with the kiddos when you feel like that. I couldn't do it in that state.

Hope you're feeling better. Maybe then you can go schwimming too! *grin*

lattemommy said...

Oh, so sorry to hear you're sick. Yucky. You get all the credit for braving the outdoors with the kiddos when you feel like that. I couldn't do it in that state.

Hope you're feeling better. Maybe then you can go schwimming too! *grin*

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry you are sick - it appears something is going around everywhere. I wonder if you caught it all the way from Texas? :(

Fifi cracks me up! I love the third child stories ;)

MommyTime said...

Get well soon. I am so sorry that I don't live closer, so I could help out somehow. But I'm sending all sorts of good thoughts. Feel better, my friend!

LunaNik said...

Oh I had my kids on junk food and tv from day one. Ok, not so much baby #1, but baby #2 TOTALLY!

Perfect example, this morning I dragged my ass outta bed to get them outta their cribs. I was uber tired this morning. When asked what they wanted for breakfast, they said chocolate cookies. Well, guess what they got for breakfast? Yep, chocolate cookies.

renatamic said...

Feel better. Sending you some 'mietowa herbatka' via internet.

I love it....SCHWIMMING! Bring it back!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Feel better soon, you schwick thing, you!

Beth said...

Dude, get off of the blogging and get into bed.

PS - I love that you are bring 'dude' back.

PSS- Love mispronunications of little ones, bottle that stuff~

Nat said...

Feel better soon!

I parent like Lunanik.

*walks away in shame*

Nat said...

Feel better soon!

I parent like Lunanik.

*walks away in shame*

Nat said...

Oh sorry. Apparently I just wanted to embarrass myself twice.

Real World Mom said...

Hope you feel better soon! Hugs!

Clare said...

Oh Mommy, I hope you feel better soon! You are such a great mom, even being sick the kids are outside playing and having a great time. I love the video, sooo adorable. Hugs, Clare

Stephanie said...

Feel better soon! The video is adorable!

Kim said...

Can I eat her up?? She is too cute.. I love her little hair style.

Hope your feeling better!!

Kimmylyn

amanda said...

so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. sending "healthy" bugs your way!!

and the kids really are so darn sweet honey!! jay just riding around, lola mastering new words and fifi - just too precious for words!!

Crystal D said...

Awwah, poor Ohmommy. I hope you can at least curl up in bed early tonight.
I love the shwimming talk but I am so proud that she learned to say it the right way too. Don't worry, I bed when she gets excited or is talking fast the shwimming comes out to visit.
PS - I think there should be on-call nurses/nannies that are available for mommy sick days.

Immoral Matriarch said...

Feel better.

Kathryn said...

I had a migraine yesterday and went from being fun mommy to mean mommy is 2.5 seconds. It sounds to me (from that video) that you are far nicer than I when you are sick. Wow!
Lola is too cute for words!!!

Feel better!

Lisa said...

LOL I was just about to post about this...my kids detest fast food and sometimes it gets very hard to find spots to eat on the road--I think they would have panic attacks if I gave them pop tarts at breakfast and TV ;)
Hope you feel better!

Don Mills Diva said...

I guess class has its price...:-)Hope you feel better soon!

skiplovey said...

Oh man that sounds rough, hope you're feeling better soon.

Yeah sometimes I think maybe I should be more chill on the no tv thing because the few times I've turned it on for him? absolutely no interest so in the event I actually need it to fill in the blank for a little while - I will be screwed.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Hope your illness clears up soon. It's no fun having kids to see to while you're feeling poorly.

Crystal xx

Marmarbug said...

Oh I am so sorry your sick! That has to be the worst thing when taking care of the little ones!
I love the video!!!

Marmarbug said...

Oh I am so sorry your sick! That has to be the worst thing when taking care of the little ones!
I love the video!!!

Tena said...

hope you are feeling better ASAP! Awful when the mama gets sick! I can totally relate to the excitement you get when your kid says a word right for the first time, we have certain word issues over here as well!
Rest up!

Jodee Leader said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Love the video!

juliagulia said...

So cute! Even sick your a wonderful mom letting them have so much fun. Awesome!
I am so sorry your not feeling well I hope you feel better soon.

April said...

Hope you feel better soon! That was a sweet video!

the mama bird diaries said...

Super sweet!

Feel better girl. :)

Kelly said...

That was cute!

I hope you get feeling better very quickly. Nothing worse than being sick and not being able to go rest.

Memaw's memories said...

Hope you get better soon. You shouldn't feel bad this close to the weekend.

kittyconcerto.com said...

Oh sweetie, I hope you feel better. That's the worst. And your sweet girl is too adorable. I love it when they can't pronounce things correctly. =)

Rhea said...

Lola is ADORABLE! All your kids are.

I'm so sorry you're sick. Hang in there. It's hard being a mommy and being sick.

I avoid pop tarts and lunchables as much as possible but every now and then I have to give in.

Laski said...

I'm sure it is nothing that a little wine and a pop tart won't cure :)

Cute video. Amazing that you held her attention for so long with a pool right behind her . . .

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You poor thing, I hope you feel better soon!

Wendi said...

I am so sorry to hear you have been sick.
It is almost impossible to be sick AND be a mommy.
Love the video...that Lola is in her element in front of the camera.
Don't tell Lola, but sister steals the stage in the background. Too cute!!!

wpat said...

Haha, the youngest is always the troublemaker

McMommy said...

Oh, it's the WORST when Mommy's sick!! Because you are stille expected to run at full speed...and everyone expects you to keep up....and all you want to do is just curl up in your bed and die. Ugh! I hope you are feeling better and that it was just a 24 hour thing!

CC said...

Sorry about the bug :( :(

clearly you need a Speech Pathologist to read your blog and watch your kids.

Oh wait.

that's me!

No, I think mispronouncing a FEW words is adorable. And make sure you have movies of all those idiosyncratic pronunciations.

Mispronouncing lots of words? Not so cute. Come see me.

Bunchy said...

Yeah, the rules go out the window when you're sick. Don't worry about it...one or two days of sugar and fully-dressed pool swimming will not hurt them. You're a great mom, and you know it.

BTW, I mentioned you in my post today....just so ya know.

Pink Lemonade Liz said...

Oh, I so hope you feel better soon! My kids don't like poptarts either (I'm not sure they're really my kids - I loved poptarts as a kid!)

April said...

I'm bummed - I can't access the video!
Hope you're feeling better.

Flea said...

What a little cutie pie! May I have their pop tarts? :)

mommynotes said...

I was sick like that back in January. Mommy's aren't allowed to get sick apparently. My husband was able to stay home and take care of both my girls. They paid me back though a few days later as I was still recouping they either got food poisoning or my virus but my oldest ended up in the ER because she got sick so much and my youngest got sick all over me and everywhere. It was a lovely evening! I hope you feel better! My youngest eats things I never let my oldest have until recently. I think you get a little more lax when you have multiple children. I am 30 also. I love your blog!

MamaWise said...

I am so sorry you are sick... I, too am dealing with a malady of my own. I finally got on the internet to post a snippet about it on my blog.

I have been having the WORST luck as of late...

But I guess things could be a lot worse. (That's the only thought that keeps my sane right now)

amandashead said...

I love that vid!!! And the fact that she just keeps going while you ask her to repeat it is great...I've tried that and they just get pissed and walk away! Hmph.

I feel your pain with the poptarts. I let them pick out poptarts too...no. Cereal bars? No. Chocolate chip muffins? No. MUST I serve healthy things? Every. Day. Grrrr...

HRH said...

The benefits of pop tarts are MUCH more than nutritional.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I hope you are feeling much better!

Steph

Chelsea said...

That is so cute. I love the way kids talk. I hope you feel better! Take care of yourself!

jewels said...

Dear OHMommy,
I hope you are feeling much, much better today! And I hope we didn't send our nasty storms your way because I am sure that's the last thing you need right now.

ConverseMomma said...

Feel better sweetie, and even with the tv and poptarts, you still rock the socks off this mommy thang!

Amy said...

I don't know how I could survive without Poptarts, Capri Suns and Nick Jr!

 

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