Changing of the guard

My mom arrived last night and my in-laws left today. (That would make the total # of people using our one bathroom for a 12 hour period: 5 adults and one toddler with the stomach flu. GOOD TIMES.)

What do you say to your saintly in-laws who completely disrupt their own lives for THREE WEEKS to camp out at your house because you were convinced that you were going to go into labor early (Since everyone and their mother was telling me I would. They also swore that because this is a second labor, it will be easier than the first. If they are wrong about that, heads will ROLL.), who then have to leave (because you know, they have a life to lead that doesn't involve doing your dishes and babysitting your toddler) before even getting to meet the new baby?

They put up with Zoe's initially abysmal behavior ("No I DON'T WANT NANA!"), let her warm up to them slowly and gave us several "last in a while" date nights. They did laundry and dishes, took Zoe on "flower walks", and didn't once ask me why I don't just induce already.

I guess I just say "Thank you" and hope that they get it.

In true toddler fashion, Zoe probably said it best of all on Sunday night: "Hey! I have an idea! What if me and Mommy and Daddy and Nana and Papa lived together all the time. In the same house! That's a good idea!"

Sounds good to me.

But how about we wait until we have more than one bathroom.

Just a thought.


PS. Zoe's stomach flu is horrible. We may be headed to the ER tonight for an IV if this keeps up. I didn't expect to be headed to the hospital for ANYTHING other than a baby right about now. Life with a toddler sure does keep me on my toes. I am supposed to go for an acupuncture induction tomorrow and am trying to decide if that's a wise choice given my first baby's situation. Plus tomorrow is my mom's birthday and we were hoping to actually celebrate in some way that didn't involve rotating shifts with a barf bowl.


My Buddy Mimi said...

Oh, poor Zoe. I hope she feels better soon.

desperate housewife said...

I am SO sorry. For all of you. Feel better, Zoe!

Astarte said...

Oh, no!!!! I hope you didn't end up at the er!!! Also, I really, REALLY hope you don't end up getting this!!!!

Erin said...

You know, your IL's will look back at this time and have great memories of spending one-on-one time with your sweet Zoe. But your Thank You is also really heartfelt.

Is it Rotovirus? Sounds truly terrible. I'm so sorry!

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