Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Dangers of Motherhood

They say that being sleep and water deprived can inhibit our ability to make wise decisions. Mothers who are nursing are usually deprived of both of these things - & last night my sister had an experience that illuminates the risks one is taking on this sometimes perilous path of motherhood.
As evening crept in - my workhorse sister realised how thirsty she had become (when i say workhorse, seriously, you gotta see this woman in action...un - real). Anyway... she saw an open bottle of water... At this point, for the rest of the world, bright red flashing lights & alarm bells would be going on. An open water bottle - in a house with 2 babies & 10 other children 12 & under *might* be something that anyone familiar with the term "backwash" might be tempted to avoid... but in her weakened state, she grabbed the water bottle & guzzled....
Until a corn nut became lodged in her throat.
She said she was still thirsty - but decided it might be best to find another source of water.
i gotta say, i agreed.

9 comments:

jessica jespersen said...

*glug- glug- glug- CORN NUT*--J

Melissa said...

Oh my.... I'm glad there were no lasting choking effects!!

Anonymous said...

Glad you were okay!! I guess Motherhood IS a dangerous business... I was woken up last night by a crying girlie (she'd wet the bed) and was quite upset... so I know about the occasional sleep deprived bit!
Sask. Cousin

mamazee said...

eeeeew.
wish i could pretend i don't know how gross that is... but it's summer and there are so many 3/4 full water bottles...
Hope you 2 are having fun with VBS - t is fixing our deck today

Andrea said...

Maybe it's the mom in me, but I would be thankful that it was a corn nut and not a piece of cheese or a soggy raisin. What flavor?

Prvbs31Mama said...

uuuughhhhh, Kay, seriously gagging at the very thought!! She must have been absolutely mega dehydrated to take that kind of risk!!! lol

paige said...

LOL Andrea!!!! Gage dumped about a pound of ground beef into his water bottle tonight at suppertime... i thought of leaving it close to jessie's nursing chair tonight as a social experiment... a little protein with your hydration??

Andrea said...

She'd totally go for it if you gave her some nachos on the side ;)

Andrea said...

Shoot! Now I've gone and given myself a craving...nachos anyone?

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