Friday, January 04, 2008

Let me not strangle either of them...

It is 2:30 am. I am up. This is not my choice, especially since Justin and his friend are sleeping on the family room floor and expect eggs and sausage at 8 am.

I am up because Evan has the Worst. Tummyache. Ev.ER. And has been whining since 11 pm. I am up because I asked for help from Pat and was made to feel like I have no compassion. Actually, those were his exact words. Honey, if you read this, you really REALLY hurt me. I was making a big confession to you in stating that I needed you to take over, or I was afraid I was gonna slap him, but instead, I feel like I'm not allowed to be frustrated after 3 HOURS of ridiculous whining. (You have never heard whining till you've heard Evan. He's the master.)

AFter a good 10 minutes of crying and googling "childhood stomach pains," I am willing to go back upstairs. Wish me luck... and sleep.

17 comments:

carrie said...

Ugh! I'm up because the puppy is whining. And my husband is away with our boys, so there's NOBODY to help. Plus, there are 2 sleeping 4-year-old girls upstairs who expect pancakes in the morning.

I'm thinking Eggos.

I feel your pain, sista.

Hang in there.

ps. Can't Pat make them breakfast in the morning?

andria said...

I hope you were able to get some sleep.

At 2:14 I gave the baby to my husband after wrestling her attempts to crawl out of the bed up to that point. I was also made to feel like a lousy mom because you know he has to actually GO to work and NEEDS his sleep. At 3: 28 I could no longer take the screaming from both baby and father so I took her back and have wrestled all night long.

I feel for ya.

This is why men aren't moms.

Kami said...

I have been there. Sometimes I think that my husband got all the patience and I have none. That's why there is two of us so that when one gets frustrated the other can take over. Too bad your hubby missed that memo :-)

Hope you got some sleep and that Evan is feeling better.

Melissa said...

Oh no! I hope that the tummyache went away and you were able to crawl back in bed, kick your hubby, and sleep for awhile.
Hang in there!!! And I agree with carrie - nothing wrong with an Eggo!

Jamie said...

Men can be so not helpful sometimes. Hope Evan is feeling ok though, stomach pains in the night are miserable.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Sorry to hear you all had a restless night, hope Evan is feeling better now. Some kids get really freaked out and scared when they are in pain. Tummy aches are the worst! When my boys were little (this sounds gross) but I would always ask them if they had to poop. Alot of times they'd be constipated or have gas cramps and not realize what it was.
Hope you and your hubby kiss and make up. Sometimes guys just need a thump to the head, you know? :) I love how they give us advise and yet when faced with the same situation they'd be throwing their hands up in the air and saying, "I give up!". grrrr, men!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Aww. Poor you, you should be proud of yourself for asking for help. Sorry you didn't get it. I hope you all got some rest, and that Evan is feeling better.

the dragonfly said...

Aww. Hope the tummyache got better, and that you got some sleep!!

Christina said...

I was up until 1:30 with a whiny baby who didn't want to sleep. I finally handed her off to my husband and told him it was his turn.

Shame on your husband for saying you had no compassion for being frustrated after 3 hours. I'd have given up long before then, I think!

LaughterThoughts said...

oh i know how those long nights are... maybe you'll get an unexpected nap today or something!

and hopefully that worst tummyache ever is gone now!

Kristi said...

Oh boy. I've been there too. I hope you were able to get some rest. And when the hubs comes home, I say you head out the door for a little "Tracey-time."

Stacie said...

oh no.

My daughter had the stomach pains last week...it resulted in puking...hope your luck is better!

Lis Garrett said...

Uh, Tracy, I CAN imagine what Evan's whining sounds like. If Evan is #1 whiner, Jacob is right up there, my friend!! Boy, do I sure understand those feelings of needing someone else to take over.

Hopefully Evan's bellyache is nothing more than a need to go poo.

Debbie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I hope you were able to get some sleep and that Evan is feeling better.

I hope Pat apologized too.

My night was similar. Bouncing back and forth bewteen a sick little boy and a nursing baby.

Hannah said...

I'm really sorry to hear this! I hope Evan's stomach ache went away, that you got some shut-eye, and that your husband said sorry!
I agree with Kami, there are 2 parents so that they can work TOGETHER and take TURNS with the tough stuff! Hope your hubby realises that now.

Michelle said...

ugh, I would have been hurt and upset by that comment too! and I also would have been frustrated and asking Joe for some help way before then! I hope he starts to feel better - and I hope Patrick understands where you're coming from and why what he said hurt!

Tracey said...

Guys, Patrick was just exhausted, as I was. I hope I didn't imply that he doesn't help take care of the kids, cuz he does. I was just EXTREMELY tired and fed up with a kid that I couldn't make feel better...

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