Sunday, May 28, 2006

At least it isn't covered in vomit

There is an old theater maxim: if someone brings a gun onstage in Act 1, it will be used before the final curtain falls.

When Ada woke up at 4 am, I went to the bathroom for a towel. There was no vomit, and Chris soothed Ada back to sleep. At 5 Ada woke again and we brought her into the bed to nurse. I put the towel under me to protect the sheets (washed once yesterday) and matress cover (washed twice) from any post-nursing vomit. Ada nursed enthusiastically and then sat up rubbing her eyes. She uncomplainingly allowed herself to be returned to her bed. I got back into my bed after moving the towel to the floor. I took off my glasses and drank some water. Without my glasses I could not see that the cup didn't have a stable place to land when I placed it back on the bedside table.

Good thing I had a towel handy.


  1. aha! i always look at those things as "the floor needed a little cleaning anyway!" glad to hear the baby's better! she is right?

  2. In my world the maxim is: If Liz is holding a cup of liquid, she will spill it. I should start wearing vinyl. Seriously.

  3. The girl is better, Chris and I are now ill - hopefully we'll bounce back as quickly as she did!

    Forget vinyl, start buying clothes made of oil cloth. great patterns and colors!

  4. Oh, if it was me, I would have already put the towel away and then spilled the water, most likely on top of the alarm clock or table lamp.

    Hope you guys are feeling better.