It is gonna be a busy day for the Sacks household… So I won’t linger.
Last night we were at a gathering of friends, and there was chinese food, cookies, cakes, etc. Miss Sarah, not to miss a chance to score a big coup, ate a little chicken and passed over all vegetables, noodles and rice.
But she hit them cookies HARD.
We got home, midnight, children were asleep, placed into beds gently and quietly, and everyone slept on. At 4 am, nobody was sleeping. Sarah hobbled on into our bedroom, “Mom, my tummy hurts from all that sugar, I didn’t make healthy choices…” And she promptly threw up. There was about a half hour of frantic cleaning. Before she came into us she had deposited large amounts of pink icing all over her bed. Walking down the hall to her bedroom was terrible. I called Allen for help.
“Allen! Help! I just can’t do this alone, I don’t want to make a mess either.”
“Liz this is what marriage is for! Did you think I could keep sleeping and let you clean this up by yourself?”
I tell ya what, those are the moments that make you fall in love with your husband a little more every time. Roses are nice, chocolate is tasty, but doing dishes, vomit, diapers, vacuuming, its the sexiest thing a man could do! Not to mention, so much more romantic! So, there we were, laughing over vomit together, cracking jokes as we cleaned it up. Those few moments with him, working as a team, did more for us than any planned date could. There is something to be said for facing a crises together.
I love being married to my Man. I think we learned more last night than Sarah did. Although she woke up this morning, chipper as ever “Mom! I’m making healthy choices today! My tummy hurt from all that SUGAR!” Learning lessons the hard way. Wonder if it stuck?