This post is for the Clorox Bleach “Bleach It Away” contest and campaign about a messy moment in life.
There are just so many messy moments that happen when you have a child with a non-functional gut (oddly enough that doesn’t equal no poop – it equals nastiness of the kind that you question if even bleach will ever fix the mess!) – but I thought i’d look through the archives and find a time before Kendall was here where we had a huge mess – and this was the winner.
I tried to block this time out of my mind. I was pregnant, sick, more sick, had dogs who were sick, and I was getting beat with the very unclean toilet bowl brush. Cue the Clorox bath please.
A Blast from the Past: Kicked When You’re Down (you can read the whole post by clicking that link – but here’s an excerpt from it!)
I did not think it was possible for me to feel worse than I had on thursday when I went in to the hospital.
then I caught the flu.
And i realized that indeed there was a devil and his name is Gastroenteritis.
Fo shiz. I mean, what can I say. Michael’s Pizza is twice as nice the second time around??? Today is such a marked difference in how I feel that it’s almost as if I took this weird funkadelic space trip somewhere on Sunday nite, was out of my body all day yesterday, and I re-attached to my earthly being sometime during the wee hours of this morning. There is a lot of emotional stuff that I have to explore about all that occurred during those 40 some hours of illness, and I will get to that in a minute, but first let me say that you have not truly experienced motherhood until you are puking your guts out into the toilet while your 1 year old stands there trying to catch it with her hands, and then proceeds to take the toilet bowl brush and beat you with it.
I love the little munchkin, I really do. but COME ON!!! Can’t I even puke in peace? And then darling sweet Karissa, who has to come in to ASK ME “mommy, are you frowing up???” No no honey, go back to cartoons. I am just making weird noises into the toilet and getting beat up by your sister cause its a fun new diet mommy is on.
I am not naive enough to think we will sail through this winter sickness free – but I CAN hope that we never have THAT particular bug ever again. EVER.
I received information about Clorox’s Bleach It Away campaign and am sharing my messy moment for the chance to win prizes from The SITS Girls. To learn more about the messy moment program, check out www.BleachItAway.com. Sharing your story on the Clorox fan page gets you entered for the chance to win $25,000 and daily prizes, and you can grab a coupon for Clorox® Regular Bleach.
Peace out party people.