2.06.2008

Speed Dial

Before you read this post you have to promise to not be judgmental AT ALL!!! First off I am sick, and so is Ainsley. My nose is honestly a like a leaky faucet (if it wasn't so gross I would laugh!). Anyway I blame what I am about to say on my foggy brain, slow refluxes, and well just a busy body daughter.

I now have Poison Control on my speed dial, as I have called FOUR times in one week. First I had been painting our kitchen chairs, and left the paint can on the floor. I had put the lid on but didn't put it away because I had one chair left to paint. Well little Miss somehow opens the can and eats a nice hand full of paint. Just so you know indoor latex paint is the least dangerous of paints. Whew!

Two days later Isaac came to me with a mint. I told him he could eat it, and he immediately spits it out and starts crying. I told him to knock it off that it's just candy and to go get a drink of water. He kept grabbing at his tongue, so I took a look. His tongue looked fine, but I noticed a weird smell. The candy had been sitting under my Bath and Body works plug in and it has spilled all over the candy. Poor kid, his tongue was on fire. Once again I had to call poison control. They said he would be fine and they didn't expect any side effects. I felt so bad about getting upset with him.

Yesterday I was miserable and lying on the couch and Ainsley learns how to open our hallway console and gets out my diaper bag. Inside she finds hand sanitizer, opens it with her mouth and of course tastes it. I don't know if any of you had gotten the e-mails about it being dangerous for children, so once again I have poison control on the line! She didn't get much in her mouth, because the stuff tastes horrible. They tell me she could get an upset stomach, but they weren't expecting her too, and get her something to eat with protein and carbs, because it is alcohol. . . great my daughter was possibly intoxicated! At this point I vowed if I had to call poison control one more time I would go CRAZY.

Now on to today. Isaac and I were cleaning the bathroom, and Ainsley wanders in to help. My deodorant had fallen to the floor and shattered. . . of course she runs and gets a bite in her mouth before I can pick up all of the pieces. By this time I have poison control saved to my phone and know the drill. Once again not too worried and she could possibly have an upset stomach. Thank goodness most "dangerous" things taste horrible and very little to hardly any is ever consumed.

Seriously even typing this makes my head hurt! I am starting to think I need to give them my name and number and have them check in daily!

Mike comes home today with Roses and gives them to me and I say "thanks?!" He gave me a weird look and says "Don't you know what these are for?. . . It's our anniversary!" Nice one Brooke! Between the dripping nose and sinus headache, infected wisdom tooth, a sick Ainsley, and calling poison control nonstop. . . I forgot! And as I type this right now, Mike is outside playing with the kids. What a GREAT guy! I am so lucky.

27 comments:

Matt-Whitney said...

Awwwww bless your heart girl!!!! Dang what a crazy week. Good Job Mike Im proud of you!!! Guys do remember it sometimes surprises me.

sarah said...

So that is why you never answer your phone, you are on the other line with poison control.

Lacey said...

Happy Anniversary!! I hope I never have to call poison control..how scary!!

Hope you guys get to go out and do something special for your anniversary..if you still lived here we would babysit!

brianne said...

Rough week, Brooke! You have to admit, it's kind of funny. Thankfully, none of the incidents were serious. You definitely cannot be blamed for forgetting your anniversary after all of that!

Aaron & Brittney said...

Oh my goodness! Four times! That is just crazy! You probably hold the record. :) You need a vacation after all of that. Luckily everything was okay and I am sure down the road it will be something you will all laugh about! Good thing your hubby pulled through with the flowers!

Lara said...

Well, it's a great thing that we have poison control. Chloe ate a whole bunch of the ice melt once when we were visiting my parents at Christmas and they made me induce vomiting. That was fun.

No worries...you're a good mom to be calling. That's what I say, and I've called a fair amount of times.

Happy anniversary! Way to go Mike for remembering!

Mortensen Family said...

wow- you had a very eventful week! glad all is ok with your kiddos, and I hope you feel better soon! Happy Anniversary!

katherine said...

Wow! First off Happy Anniversary! Secondly, kids do the darndest things to moms who are sick and partially incoherent, don't they? Hope you feel better soon. Take Care!!!

Ben & Chay Fuller said...

Sorry you have had such a crappy week. Happy Anniversary! So I finally got my blog (chelsea did actually) up and running. I'm excited to finally stay in touch with you. It has been far too long :) Hope you start feeling better soon.

Michael said...

Way to go Mike, make the rest of us guys look bad!

Chelsea said...

aaahhhh!! What a few days you have had! Happy Anniversary! You deserve a break soon! I really hope you guys are on the mend soon and my house needs to be your first stop! :)

Audrey said...

What a stressful week for you. We've all had times like this happen. It's never happened that much in one week to me, but hey, all of your situations were totally real life. It's not as though you were doing crazy things. Anyway, you should be painting MY house now, not your own. I need some help over here!

Four Powells said...

What a week! Happy Anniversary!

The Nelson's said...

Oh Brooke! This could only hapen to you! I am so sorry! And happy anniversary!

Matt-Whitney said...

Hey Im about 5 months or so. Due in June the 1st week

The Schneider Family said...

Brooke!!! I am so sorry! I must say that I am really scared for my twins to start getting into things. Life is crazy now, but I guess it just gets worse. Now I know what people ment when they would tell me to enjoy them sleeping all the time. I hope you feel better.

Lindsey said...

I had a bad day, I sent you an email.

Aaron & Brittney said...

Hey! We used something called "miracle tile & stone all purpose cleaner" from home depot. I guess it has sulflamic acid in it that really does the trick. They sell grout brushes at wal-mart in the paint section. I would have to say it is not a fun job (that is why I am still not done) but it does look so much better!
Good luck!

Arnett's said...

HOLY COW!! Happy Anniversary! What a great week... Mike is so sweet.

Marci Coombs said...

That is HORRIBLE! It's good that you can laugh most of it off...otherwise, you'd pull your hair out. Hope you guys are on the mend...and Happy Anniversary!!!

Janette said...

I just made my way back to your blog again and I'm laughing out loud. Totally not judging, because I know we have a week like that coming to us.

And, for what it's worth, Gary and I forget our anniversary all the time. lol.

Cuddlydoll said...

What a crazy scary week and how sweet of Mike. Hope you are all feeling better!

Marielle

BandHGardner said...

Brooke,

With their options for mail delivery, I would go for the French Lulu, the Lulu, or the chocolate covered Cannolis for chocolate pasteries. For regular pateries, my favorites are: fresh fruit tarts, and napoleons (lots of custard... yum). Their chocolate dipped cookies are good and I LOVE the Lindzer Tart (it's lightly filled of raspberry jam).

Now, I don't know how good they are when delivered, but it appears that they send them same day so I would assume that they will taste good.

Good luck!

H.

Janette said...

Okay, Brooke.

I just got back from my consulation ... you know, the wisdom teeth thing ... the soonest available time to get them out is March 7th. Geez oh Pete. I'm totally freaking about the whole thing, but I think that the anesthesia scares me the most. I've never been put under. Did the epidural, did the cesarean ... can't stomach the thought of wisdom teeth? What is wrong with me?

If I could trust myself to not wig out while they're prying the things out of my mouth, I'd just do local anesthesia ... then my bill would be $80 flat, for both teeth. It will be $406.25 with anesthesia. I wonder where that money will come from? Maybe the tooth fairy will bring it and leave it on my pillow. HA!

Matt-Whitney said...

Little Miss! I have not seen you on the blog in a while you better get to work =)

Heidi said...

oh you poor thing. That is one crazy week. I hope it gets better and you don't have to call poison control anymore.

Happy Anniversary!!!

The Tate's said...

So I know I am a little behind but that sounds like such a crazy week. I hope you all are feeling better. Happy Anniversary too! I am very impressed with Mike...nice work. Hope you guys had a Happy Valentine's Day!!