Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friendly Skies

I remember the long lines at security. I remember the horrendous 3 hour delay in the Atlanta airport. I remember the woman who cut me off in the breezeway. I remember having a hard time fitting my carry on bag into the designated space beneath the seat.

But I do not remember licking the floor of the plane. 

I apparently did though, and then gave Oman a kiss, because about 24 hours after we returned from our lovely trip to California--the Oman and I came down with some serious crud.

And I'm that person who has the sani-wipes and germ-x in hand at all times. So how is that possible?!

Ugg. We have been soo sick since Thursday. It has not been fun at all. I won't give you all the gory details, because I'm pretty sure I might get sick all over again just thinking about it.

These past few days I really felt challenged as a mom. There were not moments, but minutes, where I just couldnt figure out what to do. I was running to the bathroom, Oman was sch-ahh-reaaaaming, and I just couldn't keep up. I felt like a terrible mom. Moms are supposed to just know how to figure it out, right?  I mean good grief, I finally had to call my Mom and ask her to drive over 2 hours to come and rescue us because I couldn't even pick Oman up. (Thank you, Mommy!)

Mook felt so helpless being 2 states away for work. We haven't seen him for over 2 weeks, so I definitely heard the Hallelujah chorus playing in my head when his plane landed on Saturday.

So as I go back to eating my saltines and drinking my Gatorade,may this serve as a reminder when flying the friendly skies, make every effort to keep your tongue off the floor.

21 comments:

  1. Oh, JJ. I am so sorry, hon. I remember the first time I was laid up after Will was born. . . it was awful to feel so helpless. I am glad your hubs is home to help out and that you are feeling better.

    Hugs.

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  2. Aw man, I hope you guys start to recover! I'm glad Mook is back too so you can get some rest.

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  3. You guys are just going through withdrawal from not hanging out with us anymore. :)
    I know you are on the mend so I am hoping that this does not deter you from another trip out to the left coast.
    We miss you. Feel better soon.

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  4. Oh no JJ. That sounds absolutely miserable. I hope you both feel better soon.

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  5. Oh yuck! Hope you are feeling better very soon.

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  6. Um, eeeeeew. (Well, eeeeew on the licking-the-floor-of-the-plane part! Ha!).

    Sounds like you guys need some rest after all that sick stuff this past week! Feel better soon!

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  7. Sucks that you got sick! Side note, though, a lot of experts are saying now that people are being "too clean" with the sanitizers and wipes and such and taking away our bodies abilities to fight normal germs and bacteria.

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  8. Ick, I'm so sorry! Being sick with a sick peanut is the worst!

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  9. Poor Sis, if I was closer I would have come over to help out. Hope you both feel better soon xx

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  10. so sorry you're not feeling well! :(

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  11. OMG! Stay away from the germies! Hope you guys are better soon.

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  12. Oh JJ, I am so sorry you and O-man are so sick. So glad your Mom came to help out.

    Yay for Mook being home.

    Big hugs to you!!!!
    xoxo

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  13. Oh you poor sweet thing..I know that it's sooo hard when you don't feel good, but when they don't feel good too...UGH!

    I call my mom ALL THE TIME...I make her work for her Granmda title LOL...seriously , moms are the best.

    I am glad Mook is back, your mom helped and the Gatorade is aplenty...feel better sweetie.

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  14. I'm so sorry - I hope you're both feeling better and that Mook doesn't get sick too!

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  15. Oh, that really sucks! I'm glad that you're feeling slightly better at the moment. Thank God for the angels that our Moms, right? Even though mine drives me crazy sometimes, I'm grateful I can crash at her place when I'm really sick. I hope you and O-man will be back to your healthy selfs soon.

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  16. Oh, what a bummer, sweetie. I hope you guys feel better ASAP.
    *hugs*

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  17. oh my gosh- feel better! Just remember that you just need to be a good enough mother, and you're more than doing that so no worries! We all have our ups and downs as moms. It sounds like you've managed beautifully given the circumstances. Hope the gross crud passes quickly!

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  18. OH NOOOOOOOOO, I hope that you guys feel better soon. I am glad that your mom could come to help you

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  19. Oh no! Glad you are feeling better. It's definitely been a bad winter for bugs (or maybe good for bugs but bad for us, their human hosts).

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  20. Being sick is no fun. Being sick while your baby is sick is really NO fun!

    Hope you and the O-man are feeling better soon!

    ((HUGS))

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  21. Oh girl hope you are guys are better now. I am so glad you remined us to never lick the planes floor, cause I was thinking next time I go back to the US that was something I'd try. Oh well... xoxoxoxo

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