She’s back, she’s back!!!
And for the record, she would like it known that she did not miss me at all. Which is fine, fine. I’m glad she fully enjoyed camp with only a minor recurrence of symptoms and didn’t miss us at all. It’s not like I was here, covered with poop, wishing for her help or company. She’s getting so…BIG. (SOB)
My dress: Goodwill
Addie’s dress: purchased right before camp at Target.
After spending all day Friday collecting vial samples I learned a few things. 1.) You can’t scrape near as much “sample” matter from a diaper as you might think. 2.) Collecting samples is the single worst/grossest thing I’ve ever had to do as a mother. 3.) I finally feel like I could make an argument against having a large family. Not that’d I’d want to, just that if someone says “Two and through, because of the poop vial count risk inherent in larger families.” I’d understand. 4.) Edie is strategically planning her bowel movements for when she’s not at home.
Saturday, I took the four kids to the beach because if we were going to be parasite infested, we were going to be parasite infested at the beach. My mom is down, so once I got everyone onto the sand, it was great. The little boys played in the sand with my mom. Edie and Byron ran in the waves and I just laid there. I left the vials at home and tried to forget all about the last week.
Today we’re heading back down for a few more days with my mom, but I’ll be bringing the vials because even after several days I still have empty vials to fill. We’ll drop some sample at the lab on the way to the shore, then I found a lab close to Ocean City where I can drop off samples during the week. Hopefully once I get back, I’ll be relaxed and vial free. Fingers crossed!
But internet is spotty, so unless I can jump on an unsecured network, things will be quiet around here for a few days. Enjoy the non-poop filled archives and swing back at the end of the week for the exciting conclusion to ‘The Parasite Games.” Stopping by the rest of the lovely ladies at FLAP would be a good choice too.