October 28, 2005

Nowhere to go but Up

Today is a black letter day in BigArm-ville, because today will hereafter be known as:


See, it's been a busy week. Work has been...intriguing (One day I'll post about the fun and interesting email that comes to the general media relations inbox when you get into the public eye. But that day is not today). I've been out of control on the weekends just trying to keep up, yadda, yadda, yadda.

And then yesterday, there was the diarrhea.

So this morning I was a bit harried to begin with. We were late. And then--The Boy had to potty. Again. So now we were REALLY late, and we dashed out the door and got in the car and The Boy ate his starchy breakfast and drank some Gatorade (both recommended by the advice nurse to help curb the pooping trauma) and then, halfway to work--which is located 22 miles away, by the way--this plaintive wail from the backseat:


Oh Dear God. Puh-dog was on the sofa with Punkin, the newest addition to the stuffed canine cabal. But Puh-dog has accompanied The Boy to daycare since he was two and waited patiently in his cubby until naptime. This was a problem.

I deployed every mom tactic: distraction, logic, exhortations to keep a stiff upper lip, and finally a cellphone call to the house so that Puh-dog and Punkin would know we loved them. Nothing helped, and there was no way I was going to be able to return home, get Puh-dog and get to work in time for my a.m. commitments.

I patiently explained the situation to Miss Kay, and left my tearstained Boy in her lap.

No phone calls thus far, and only 3 hours to go.

I suppose having Puh-dog permanently affixed to The Boy via surgery isn't an option, is it?

Posted by Big Arm Woman at October 28, 2005 01:59 PM

How do you pronounce that, exactly?

Poor The Boy. I'm so sorry for him. You must read "Owen" by Kevin Henckes if you have not already.

Posted by: Belle at October 28, 2005 06:47 PM

I want you to know that Purple Bunny did in fact go off to college this fall, just as we expected when the kid was 2.

Posted by: Laura at October 28, 2005 06:56 PM