Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Sounds

The cries of a sick and confused child.

The dull roar of water filling the bathtub.

The squirt of the soap, the swish of the sponge.

The silent absence of joyful splashing.

The repetitive melody of a favorite cartoon.

The pop of the cap from the syringe of medication.

The crinkle of the plastic crib sheet beneath her bottom.

The pluck and slide of removing bedsheets.

The spritz of the antiseptic cleaner.

The hum of the washer.

The rhythmic rattle of the dryer.

The tandem sighs of weary parents.

The quiet respirations of a sick and sleeping child.


Yes, while I was preoccupied by BubTar's little runny nose, SURPRISE! KayTar starts with the full-tilt gastrointestinal pyrotechnics. Those tricky, tricky little pathogens! They sure got me this time! Classic misdirection.

25 comments:

Chrissy said...

Evil germs! Praying for wellness and good liquid intake in your home this week.

Becca said...

Nooooooo! I'm so sorry!

Mad said...

Sometimes it's all about the sensations of going through the motions, isn't it?

painted maypole said...

crap

crazymumma said...

I hate that soundtrack.

angiesarman said...

oh no :( I am so sorry Kyla, that sucks. Poor Kaytar and Bubtar :(

slouching mom said...

i want so much for you to have an easy week or two. or month.

Gwen said...

Ugh; those aren't pretty sounds.

Kristin said...

Oh no, Kyla! Ugh. What a nasty little suprise.

I'm so sorry, man, those germies sure like to keep you on your toes around there.

I hope she's better and back to eating her normal 1 jar of food and a bottle of Pediasure and calling it a day. :(

jeanie said...

Oh my! I was all complaining about the sounds I heard yesterday, but they were a symphony of delight compared to your melody.

Hugs and I hope the sounds of the sweet silence of good health visit you soon.

Amy Y said...

:(
Sorry to hear this, Mama.

deb said...

Reminds me of life with Katie. Hope she's better soon.

sheree said...

ick ick ick!

Hope she is feeling better now.

Aliki2006 said...

Oh no--I'm sorry you're going through this. I hope those germs head on out--pronto!

womaninawindow said...

It's the pop of that cap that is so sobering.

InTheFastLane said...

Can't catch a break. I could send you some of my gallons of Lysol?

Lisa b said...

little bastard those microbes.
made me think of these
you may have seen them?

http://www.giantmicrobes.com/

natalie said...

Oh, Kyla! I'm SO sorry. Those germs played the classic switch-a-roo this time, didn't they? Keep us posted, as always.

~aj~ said...

I still can't believe it. Praying for you guys this week. Hugs to you, Kyla.

flutter said...

well, crap. literally.

kia (good enough mama) said...

Oh, how awful. :( Poor you and poor Kaytar. You both need a serious break!

mamatulip said...

*sigh*

I'm sorry.

Denguy said...

I suppose you must long for the sounds of silence.

tierd said...

Y'all have to catch a break soon ... you just have to.

Beck said...

Aw, Kyla. Are things better now?