Sickness overtakes us!

Last Thursday, I got a number of calls from Alysen stating she was not feeling well. She has never been sick with any of our kids (no morning sickness at all) but was thinking that this one might have got us. Now Alysen is not a complainer at all, so when she says that she needs me I know its time to drop what I’m doing and respond. I took off Friday to play Mr. Mom and help Alysen however I could. I have once again renewed my faith and love for all of you stay at home moms out there, especially Alysen. You have the hardest job I could ever imagine. It turns out Alysen had the beginning stage of Strep. Now the worst part about Alysen when she is sick and especially when she is pregnant is that her since of smell kicks into high gear. On Thursday night I spent all night cleaning, sweeping, mopping, and disinfecting the entire house so there would be no funny smells to bother her. On Friday, when I was not waiting on Alysen every need, I spent my entire day trying to keep the kids from messing up the house I spent so much time cleaning. There must be a secret to this, because I do not think it is possible at this point. How do you moms do it? Finally I decided it was a winless battle and I would just wait until the kidos went to bed then I would clean again. Well Friday night Wyatt decided it was his turn to get sick. Now Alysen is easy and even fun to serve and help, but Wyatt he is a piece of work. He plays the sick card better or worse than any one I have ever seen. By Saturday morning I was ready to ship him out. Anyway after a long weekend no church on Sunday, Alysen is better and released and sent me off to work. I have never been so happy to go to work in my life. To all you Moms who never get enough praise for what the world thinks you don’t do. Thank you VERY MUCH, and to Alysen I love you, don’t get sick ever again.

This is what the kitchen looked like most of the weekend, but i did clean, sweep, and mop every night.


Lindsey said...

You are awesome. Sweeping, mopping everynight, I am lucky if I do that once a week. Way to be there!

Jen said...

Good job Dane!! Glad that it was just a short illness and not the begining of morning sickness, trust me no fun!

Webb Family said...

Strep is awful, glad you are feeling better Al! Way to go Dane, what a hubby.

Crazymamaof6 said...

wow Dane very impressive! sick is never fun! and way to be there for Alysen! and you discovered the secret, clean when the kids are not around and keep the cycle going! way to go!


When I had to go on bedrest with Brooke and Dane was on Christmas vacation, he felt much like you did.

One afternoon he came in to the bedroom, sat on the edge of the bed and just sighed...loudly. When I asked him what was wrong he replied:

"I just finished cleaning up from breakfast, and now it's time for lunch."

I just said, "Welcome to my world."

Every Daddy needs a little nudge like that!

Good job!

ZB said...

Wow, Dane---you are a good dad & husband. We need more of you guys around. Sometimes I would like to trade places with my dear sweet husband & that way we'd both gain a greater appreciation for what the other person does. Hope everyone starts to feel better!