It seemed like any other night… I was singing to Baby-Ko as he drank his “baba.” Just as I was about to utter “Goodnight Noises Everywhere….,” Baby-Ko sat forward. He burped and looked at me and BLAAAAAAAH. VOMIT. All over me. All over the chair. All ovr the floor. 

“Oh no!” I said, “Are you OKA-” 
BLAAAAAAAH. VOMIT, AGAIN. All over me. All over the chair. All over the three cows jumping over the moon.

I was shocked. He was shocked. T-Ko was at the store getting more milk so I had to think fast ON MY OWN… Not wanting to rouse him more (as he was on the verge of “night night”), I quickly stripped off my foul smelling clothes, (which happened to be perfectly spotless work clothes that I had just gotten out of the dry cleaners), and threw them into a pile in the hallway Within a minute and a half, I had calmly and peacefully managed to also get Baby-Ko’s dirty PJ’s off and a new fresh pair on. (Okay,  I lied. I was just about to do laundry, so the “new” pajamas were actually “old” pajamas, but at least they didn’t have throw up on them).  
As I read to Baby-Ko for the second and final time, I couldn’t help but feel so proud of myself. Here I was, sitting in my bra and underwear, managing to stay calm despite vomit crusted in my hair and something that resembles split pea soup on a recently washed throw rug. I followed through with our night time routine and within minutes, my baby, completely unaffected by the whole ordeal, was fast asleep.  I felt like a total pro. Crisis averted.
One thing’s for sure though, motherhood is NOT for the squeamish… Or for those that expect to have time to take a shower when things start to get a little dirty….
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  1. Alli B.
    Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    poor Baby-ko!! good job, though, J-ko!! You're officially a mommy.