Child #2

 Last week all of the children and I were sick.  We had a 24-48 hour virus that Kaiser told me did not require a doctor visit.  I ambled to the store and I picked up some  Gatorade, juice, water and some snacks. Kaiser said to drink a lot of fluids and to get plenty of rest.  I was exhausted and all 4 of  us had to run to the bathroom all day from throwing up.  My middle son didn’t make it to the restroom and I was left to clean up after he had vomited in his bed.   He did not clean the sheets, he simply put the sheets in the garage near the washing machine.  I asked him if owed me something for cleaning up after him and he smiled.  My 12-year-old appears to be growing taller every minute. Oh well, after I gave him some more medicine, he promptly threw that up. I was cleaning up the first mess and had to come back upstairs to begin the clean up of this second mess.  While I was cleaning my son asked me what I was doing and I told him that I was cleaning his sheets before I put them in the washing machine.  He gave me a kiss. I asked him what was that for and he said because you are a good mom and added; not to many moms would clean up their kids throw up.  I smiled even more and continued my work. He went back in the house.  I smiled and thought what a good kid I have. Not to many kids would take the time to thank their mom for cleaning up after them.

Yolande Barial
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose

Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.

“Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers women of all ages to be on purpose.”


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