Sunday, February 15, 2009

ladies and rabies

this morning i woke up with an achey chestus and chills...the beginnings of mastitis, and if there's one thing i know, it's that mastitis can attack its prey at any unsuspecting moment and overturn your little peaceful life. i've nursed the leprechaun longer than any of my children, 17 months, and it is officially time to end his love affair with the nectar of life. since i've tapered off, my "ladies" are adjusting to having their alone time...thus the mastitis i guess.
so today, it was i, and two other sneezy, sniffly, coughly members of the household that napped and lounged the sabbath away. the leprechaun, perhaps in a rebellion against the nursing strike, has started acting like he has a racoon infestation of rabies. what the heck is that? he attacks us with his feisty hands leaving vicious scratches on our faces and he has developed a lovely tantrum throwing festival of fury. he may look innocent, but trust us...

look closely under ollie's eye and
you'll see the "rabies" in full force.

no school tomorrow means kids get to stay up late,
but my strict mother spell of early bedtimes has
enchanted them to sleep.
i can't express how great it is to have this
charming man home.

i've heard the best remedy for my achey ladies is
a creamy cold slush in a beautiful glass
provided by a sexy prince.


~Amanda~ said...

Yuck! Sorry you're sore!
But I love the light in Addison's picture - gorgeous!

wilkinson_fam said...

I learned long ago that FRESH pineapple cured "the curse of the ladies." It's worked everytime!

Good luck weening! It's never fun for mommy or babe!

Nancy said...

I too have a rabies infested raccoon-like child. She is seriously vicious.

Jennifer said...

Wow! I can't believe Oliver's eye! It looks like you guys had so much fun! You deserve it.

Mary Denton Taylor said...

Hope you're feeling better today!

Rachel said...

You always get that junk, 'm sorry. Ummmm, the famous Chris Julius'...makes my mouth water.

Angela said...

I am glad to kow that I am not the only mom who nursed her baby past a year. I got all kinds of looks from my "friends" (hehe) when they found out I was still nursing Olivia...I probably still would be if we hadn't gone to Hawaii. And she is a rabid beast too. She gets very angry when she dosent get my "ladies". good luck with the pain..I hope it goes away soon.

Emily said...

Oh Tade. You need to drop off that little man for a visit. You need a break. Hmmmm... Oh Ya baby! I think he has been the most attached to you off all your children.
Sorry you feel crappy. You need a big bag of black licorice.

Gina Lee said...

I nursed my son for 17 months as well. (he's now four) I never had mastitis but I did have an angry little man. I hope you feel better.