Yesterday after school we met friends at the new playspace (nice, but way too loud) and she ran around like a crazy person. After that we stopped for dinner, where Maya ate way too many french fries (like more than a full-grown adult male could have managed) and then suddenly remembered that if she ate her dinner well she was entitled to ice cream. I'd been planning on taking her home and giving her a spoonful or two at our house, but instead my girlfriend offered within her earshot to buy her some and next thing I knew my feeble requests for "a teeny tiny one" had morphed into the Ice Cream That Ate Brooklyn. This sucker was huge, and you know she scarfed down every last drop.
Which of course meant that she started throwing up in the middle of the night. She almost never throws up either, so it scared the crap out of her too.
It's now 7:30am and she's fallen back asleep. I'm awake and doing my third load of laundry, and hoping against hope that this is just a result of poor food choices and not some long-running stomach bug. Evil mother that I am, I'm also using this as a chance to instill the message that "too much ice cream is not good for tummies", so at least some good may yet come from this oh so lovely experience.
In any case, she's home with me today. It's times like this that I am very grateful that I work from home. I can be right here at home to take care of my sweet sick girl, and since I'm part-time (and 10 time zones away from my colleagues) I don't need to sweat the hours. I can work when she's feeling better (or
Keep your fingers crossed that whatever this is that it's short-lived, would you.
Update: It's nearly 10am. Maya is definitely sick. She alternates between sleeping fitfully and throwing up, and I think she's running a fever. I'd give her some motrin, but I don't think she can keep it down right now. She's such a sad sack, poor thing :-(.
PS Jay, if you're reading this from the wilds of Maryland, how was the wedding? It must have been beautiful. Give J my love, and tell R welcome to the family and I'm really looking forward to the chance to meet him next time.
PPS Any chance of e-mailing a quick pic or two of J&R and one of Itai as ring-bearer?