Thursday, March 12, 2009

My new shining moment in motherhood

All the kids and I have been sick this week. Kilian got over it on Monday, but the girls and I are still sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever and I don't think I'm allowed to take Nyquil. Oh - add watery eyes to the list for me. I look like I just watched Steel Magnolias for 24 straight hours.

We made it through the day yesterday. After picking up Kilian, I cooked dinner, cleaned the kitchen and went to bed early. Brad was watching a basketball game, the older two kids were asleep, but Camille had apparently napped too much to be sleepy. She brought a diaper and wipes to me and this is how the conversation went:

Camille: I need a new diaper (I should note it was the unpleasant kind).

Sleepy me: Daddy can do it. Can you go ask him?

Camille: I want you to do it.

Sleepy me: but Daddy is such a good diaper changer. He is in the living room.

Camille: Moooommm

Sleepy me: I'll give you a sucker if you go ask daddy to do it.

Camille: ...(pitter patter of little feet running to the living room).

Me: smile and close my eyes.

She did get her sucker...and I'm not proud of my bribing.


Liss and MOMMY said...

Been there...

How did Brad like the game?
We stayed up and watched it couldn't believe Tech came back and won!

Alexis D. said...

C'mon - that's part of being a good mom - bribing! No need to have any guilt!!

Quite Sensible Indeed said...

That is a "not me" if I've ever heard it. I know you know this but if the child demands you change the know where I am going...imagine your house could have a few weeks diaper free!

Lael said...

Melissa - I was sound asleep during the comeback, and Brad didn't mention it this morning. So, I didn't even know about it until I saw your comment! Sounds like it was exciting (for Tech fans).